UCLA Headlines July 3, 2012
By UCLA Newsroom July 03, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Vegetarians, Meat and Morals
An article published Monday in Britain's Guardian about why vegetarianism seems to provoke hostility from non-vegetarians cited a study by Daniel Fessler, UCLA associate professor of anthropology, and colleagues examining vegetarians' feelings of disgust for meat. Fessler was quoted.
New Diet: Eat Some Spicy Peppers
A column published Monday in Britain's Female First highlighted a study by researchers at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition that found that capsaicin, the chemical that gives spice to hot peppers, may prompt the body to expend more energy and burn more calories.
TFT Dean to Judge Film Competition
The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday that Teri Schwartz, dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, will be a judge for the upcoming LA–India Connect online short film festival. Schwartz was quoted.
Patients and 'Medical Home' Care
An article in Monday's American Medical News about the "medical home" concept in health care
referenced research led by Dr. Robin Clarke, a physician in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, suggesting that an assessment tool measuring whether a community health center functions as a “medical home” does not adequately evaluate diabetes care. Clarke was quoted.
Bill of Rights for State Homeowners
Stuart Gabriel, the Arden Realty Professor of Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, was interviewed today on KPCC-89.3 FM's "AirTalk" about the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, legislation that prohibits banks from foreclosing on any homeowner who has applied for a modification to their mortgage.
How Fructose Disrupts Memory, Learning
A study by Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and professor of integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science, showing how a high-fructose diet can slow the brain and hamper memory and learning in rats was highlighted Monday on NBC's "Today" show.
Spice, Fish Oil Beneficial for Spine Injury
KTLA-Channel 5 reported on research led by Dr. Langston Holly, associate professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, showing that a diet enriched with a popular omega-3 fatty acid and an ingredient in curry spice helped to preserve walking ability in rats with spinal cord injuries.
P. Jeffrey Brantingham
Brantingham, associate professor of anthropology and vice chair of the UCLA Department of Anthropology, was quoted Monday in Technology Review and Government Technology articles about law enforcement agencies and academic researchers collaborating on "predictive policing," which uses mathematics to help map probable crime "hotspots" in the future.
Caro, assistant professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Monday in a Just-Style article about global manufacturing and supply chains in the fashion marketplace.
Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, is quoted today in a HealthDay News article about research showing that heart failure and heart attack patients frequently make mistakes with their medication.
Nickelsburg, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted Saturday in a SoCal Industrial Real Estate Blog article about Southern California's industrial real-estate market.
Dr. Stacey Pineles
Pineles, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, was quoted Saturday in a New Parent article about how to treat common vision conditions affecting children.
Dr. Lawrence Taw
Taw, an assistant physician at the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine, is quoted today in a WebMD article about managing chronic pain when medicine proves ineffective.
Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Monday in a Communications Daily article about the Supreme Court's decision not to hear a case on whether the 2004 Super Bowl broadcast featuring singer Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" was indecent.
Wright, UCLA professor of physics and astronomy and principal investigator for NASA's WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) mission, is quoted today in a PhysOrg article about WISE's new images of the Flame nebula.