UCLA Headlines January 11, 2011

IN THE NEWS:
 
UCLA Scholars Discover Earliest-Known Winery
The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, Reuters, Agence-France Presse, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Time, BBC News, Britain's Telegraph, AOL News, Gawker, and Neatorama report today, and National Geographic reported Monday, that scholars from UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and colleagues excavating a cave complex in southern Armenia have unearthed a 6,100-year-old wine-making facility, complete with a fermentation vat, a wine press, storage jars, drinking vessels, and remnants of grape seeds and vines. Gregory Areshian, assistant director of the Cotsen Institute and co-director of the excavation, is quoted in the coverage.
 
Antioxidant Therapy May Lead to Clogged Arteries
Asian News International reports today on research by Dr. Jesus Araujo, director of environmental cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and colleagues that found that a protein that plays an important role in some antioxidant therapies may also promote atherosclerosis. Araujo is quoted.
 
Facilitating Technology Transfer at UCLA
An article in the January issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine (page 44) about universities navigating the transfer and commercialization of their intellectual property highlights UCLA and the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property and Industry-Sponsored Outreach. Majid Sarrafzadeh, professor of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and co-director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute, and M.C. Frank Chang, professor and chair of electrical engineering at UCLA Engineering, are referenced. Sarrafzadeh and Kathryn Atchison, UCLA vice provost of intellectual property and industry relations, are quoted.
 
Exploring Russia's Recent History
The Boston Globe reports today on “The Return: Russia’s Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev,” a new book by UCLA professor of political science Daniel Treisman examining recent Russian leaders and their domestic and foreign policies. 
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted Monday in a HealthDay News article about a study showing that kids whose parents smoke are more likely to develop high blood pressure while still children.
 
Dr. Aurelia Nattiv
Nattiv, professor of family medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is quoted in a Q&A in the January issue of Fitness magazine about calcium supplements and heart disease.
 
Teofilo Ruiz
Ruiz, professor of history and chair of the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is quoted today in an Inside Higher Ed article about the American Historical Association’s annual meeting and the fiscal crisis in higher education.
 
Dr. Alexander Young
Young, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was quoted Monday in a Reuters article about the man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six others.
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