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Breast cancer treatment shows hope for younger women | NBC News

What made the trial unique is that it was focused on younger women who haven't gone through menopause, lead study author Dr. Sara Hurvitz, an oncologist at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, said in a statement. “This is an important group to study, since advanced breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women 20 to 59, and the vast majority of breast cancer is hormone-receptor positive.”

The hand of Native American women, visible at last | New York Times

“The bulk of interest in the U.S. seems geared toward the trope of the male Native warrior,” said Nancy Mithlo, a professor of gender studies and American Indian studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. With early European colonizers and Eurocentric museums rendering makers anonymous and relegating Native objects to ethnographic displays, objects by women have long been consigned to the lesser category of functional craft rather than the product of (largely female) skill and ingenuity.

The woman behind Reagan’s ‘welfare queen’ legend | Washington Post

While the proportion of black families receiving public assistance remained constant into the 1970s, UCLA professor Martin Gilens found that the proportion of blacks in photos illustrating newsmagazine stories about poor Americans rose from 27 percent in 1964 to 70 percent in 1972.

Maine bans Native American mascots in public schools | Pacific Standard

“There are no First Amendment problems when a state government tells local government entities — such as school boards — what to say and what not to say,” explains Eugene Volokh, a University of California–Los Angeles law professor who specializes in free speech law. “If a state sought to do this to private schools or private universities, that would be unconstitutional. But state and local university teams are under state government control.”

FDA questions safety of CBD | NPR

“Unfortunately, we’re really in the infancy in understanding the physiological effects of cannabidiol right now,” said UCLA’s Ziva Cooper…. “What doses are safe, or what are the impacts of accumulated exposure over time?”

King behind Machu Picchu built his legacy in stone | Popular Science

In colonizing the land outside Cusco, Pachacuti used architecture to “mark their presence on the landscape,” says Stella Nair, an art historian at the University of California at, Los Angeles, and an expert in indigenous art and architecture in the Americas. Absent a written language, he used construction to put his stamp on every conquered village, reminding potential enemies of his power.

A ‘climate renegade’ wants to go it alone on global warming | Vox

UCLA environmental law professor Ted Parson told me that these discussions are mired in the same inaction that characterizes international climate negotiations generally. Until we fix that, he argued, George’s project — and other interventions like it — “exist in a near legal vacuum.”

A practicing doctor who opposes vaccines? | Business Insider

Eugene Volokh, a constitutional-law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, who has studied how states wield occupational licenses to punish certain forms of speech, argues that, in the absence of evidence that any specific patients are being harmed, Palevsky should be free to spout unscientific nonsense. That freedom, he says, is an integral part of the scientific process. “This is an important First Amendment protection,” Volokh told Insider.

UCLA uses cloud platform for health data | GeekWire

Microsoft and UCLA Health … have built a platform that will make it easier to deploy artificial intelligence across heaps of clinical and research data. “Part of what we are doing here is to enable precision health,” said Dr. Mohammed Mahbouba, chief data officer at UCLA Health Sciences. Mahbouba thinks that machine learning is the natural next step for hospitals following the widespread implementation of electronic health records over the past few decades.

Alex Trebek says he’s in ‘near remission’ | Healthline

Dr. Timothy Donahue, chief of surgical oncology at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, said that over half of patients with pancreatic cancer have stage 4 disease at the time of diagnosis. … “The prognosis for patients with stage 4 disease is worse than those with an earlier stage,” said Donahue. “For the most part, patients with stage 4 disease are not considered curable.”

N.J. school segregation lawsuit inches toward trial | Philly.com

Nationally, the percentage of public schools that are 90 percent to 100 percent nonwhite has tripled since 1988, to 18.2 percent in 2016, according to a report this month by University of California, Los Angeles, and Pennsylvania State University professors.

How much coffee Is too much? | HealthDay News

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a cardiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, reviewed the findings…. “The effects of caffeine on the heart tend to be short in duration and mild, unless very high levels are consumed,” he said. “Coffee also contains a variety of compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.”

Typhoid fever in the LAPD | LAist

“Certainly when you have problems with hygiene — and that’s a common problem with the homeless — you are at increased risk of a number of things,” said Jonathan Fielding, former director the County Department of Public Health and now a professor at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health. But there are myriad possible sources, he said, and officials should not “rush to conclusions ... we should not assume the homeless were the origin.”

Racism linked to chronic inflammation and disease risk | Medical Xpress

A team of USC and UCLA scientists found that racist experiences appear to increase inflammation in African American individuals, raising their risk of chronic illness, according to the study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology on April 19…. “If those genes remain active for an extended period of time, that can promote heart attacks, neurodegenerative diseases, and metastatic cancer,” says co-author Steve Cole of the University of California, Los Angeles.

Many feel ‘frozen’ when heart attack strikes | HealthDay News

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, director of the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center at the University of California, Los Angeles … noted that campaigns urging people to react quickly to signs of a heart attack have fallen short. “Despite decades of educational campaigns and other efforts, there are still many men and women who delay seeking medical attention after the onset of symptoms,” he said. 

Students advise on counting homeless population | Santa Clarita Valley Signal

After several months in the making, a group of students at UCLA’s School of Public Policy presented their findings on how Santa Clarita can generate a more accurate count on its homeless population. Students presented at the task force’s May meeting multiple techniques and policy options the city can implement to improve the local count, such as switching from a single-night, car-only count to a multi-day, walking count, as well as adding more team members to a count group with designated tasks.