UCLA Headlines August 17, 2012
By Office of Media Relations August 17, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Air Force Investigates Failed Test Flight
Ann Karagozian, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was interviewed Thursday on KPCC-89.3 FM about the test-flight crash of a U.S. Air Force unmanned hypersonic aircraft.
Watch out for Cholesterol in Coffee
Dr. Karol Watson, assistant professor of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was interviewed Thursday on KCBS-Channel 2 about chemicals in coffee that can raise cholesterol levels.
Walnuts Boost Male Fertility
A study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing showing that eating two handfuls of walnuts a day improved sperm quality among younger men was covered today by NBC News.com and Thursday by KABC-Channel 7, Health24 and the International Business Times. Wendie Robbins, professor at the School of Nursing and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in the coverage.
Quake Simulation Tests Levees
NBC–Bay Area reported Wednesday on an earthquake simulation performed by scientists from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science to test the strength and stability of the levees in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta. Scott Brandenberg, UCLA assistant professor and vice chair of civil and environmental engineering, was interviewed.
Hot Tubs and Rashes
Thursday's Pasadena Star-News featured a column by Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, clinical professor of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, about pseudomonas aeruginosa — a motile bacteria that can survive in chlorinated hot tubs and cause irritating skin rashes.
Parkinson’s–Gaucher Disease Link
An article in Thursday's Jewish Daily Forward about a possible link between Parkinson’s disease and the inherited metabolic disorder Gaucher disease featured Ted Meyer, artist-in-residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, whose brother recently died of Gaucher disease. Meyer was quoted.
Dr. Andrew Charles
Charles, director of UCLA's Headache Research and Treatment Program and a professor of neurology who holds UCLA's Luskin Chair in Migraine and Headache Studies, was quoted Monday in a Science article about why women get more migraines than men.
Franklin D. Gilliam Jr.
Gilliam, dean of UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs and a professor of political science and public policy, is quoted today in a Boston Globe article about inaccuracies in Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s political ads.
Lal, UCLA associate professor of history and Asian American studies, was quoted Monday in a Washington Post article about the American Southwest’s fading Punjabi–Mexican population.
Leap, adjunct associate professor of social welfare at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Aug. 7 in a La Opinión article about an increasing number of women and girls joining Los Angeles gangs.
Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, is quoted today in a Philadelphia Daily News article about crude language on T-shirts being sold at a New Jersey boardwalk.