UCLA Headlines May 17, 2012
By Office of Media Relations May 17, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
How Fructose Disrupts Memory, Learning
A UCLA study showing that a high-fructose diet can slow the brain and hamper memory and learning in rats — and how omega-3 fatty acids can minimize the damage — was highlighted today by LA Weekly, Men’s Fitness, Medical News Today, 24 Medica and Britain's Daily Express; Wednesday by Jezebel, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Business Insider, Blast, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, the Huffington Post UK, Outside magazine, the New York Daily News, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Indo-Asian News Service, Examiner blogs (1 | 2), RTT Newswire, Spain's ABC News and El Economista, Venezuela's El Nacional, Peru Radio and Peru's Radio Capital, and Le Gran Epoca; and Tuesday by United Press International and an Examiner blog, among numerous other media outlets. 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, was quoted in the coverage.
Avoiding ED After Prostate Removal
United Press International reports today on a study led by Dr. Jim Hu, associate professor of urology and director of minimally invasive surgery in the urology department at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, that found that as surgeons become more skilled and employ new nerve-sparing techniques, erectile-function outcomes improve significantly for men who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery. Hu is quoted.
To Facebook or Not to Facebook
An Associated Press article published today about people around the world who don't use Facebook cites Leonard Kleinrock, distinguished professor of computer science at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, who led the team of UCLA computer scientists that sent the first host-to-host message over the fledgling Internet in 1969. Kleinrock, who doesn't use Facebook, is quoted.
Unnecessary ER Visits Stress System
Dr. Mark Morocco, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and associate residency director of emergency medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was interviewed Tuesday on KPCC-89.3 FM’s “Patt Morrison Show” about non-emergency calls to 911 that end up with individuals being taken to hospital emergency rooms unnecessarily.
Putin the Powerful
Russia's What the Papers Say today featured an interview with Vyacheslav Ivanov, UCLA professor of Slavic languages and Russian literature, about techniques used by Russian President Vladimir Putin to amass and consolidate political power.
Human Rights in North Korea
The Korea Daily reported Monday, and the Korea Times and Korea’s Yonhap News reported Tuesday, on a symposium sponsored by the UCLA Center for Korean Studies and the National Human Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea examining human rights issues in North Korea.
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 Wednesday in a HealthDay News article about research suggesting that a common antibiotic may increase the risk of death for patients with heart disease.
Gates, a senior research fellow at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, is quoted today in a syndicated column about the Hispanic community's views on same-sex marriage.
Haselton, UCLA associate professor of communication studies and psychology, was quoted Monday in a USA Today article about how hormones can affect who we are attracted to.