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Sleep and the brain | PBS’s “Nova”

“The brain is just as active when we’re asleep as when we’re awake; it’s just active in different ways,” said UCLA’s Gina Poe (approx. 2:50 mark). (UCLA’s Jerome Siegel and Ketema Paul are also quoted.)

The latest on the coronavirus | CNN

“The CDC is, very closely together with state and local officials, looking at that particular case, to be able to really investigate as to whether there was any potential contact with someone who had traveled to an affected area,” said UCLA’s Robert Kim-Farley.

Coronavirus may explode overnight in U.S. | Daily Beast

“It’s possible to say suddenly we’ll have 20 or 30 cases from one particular place,” said Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, an adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of California Los Angeles who previously worked for the CDC. “People should expect that, but people should not be overly concerned about that. If we were testing everyone for the common cold, we would find hundreds of thousands of cases.”

President’s actions two years ago made it harder to fight coronavirus | Washington Post News Analysis

“Don’t panic,” Timothy Brewer is a professor of epidemiology and medicine at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health told The Post’s Reis Thebault and Alex Horton. “There’s no value in panicking or telling people to be afraid. Don’t let fear and emotion drive the response to this virus. That can be extremely difficult because it is new, and we’re still learning about it, but don’t allow fear of what we don’t know about the virus to overwhelm what we do know.”

VP Pence named to lead coronavirus response | KNX-AM

“There is the issue of herd immunity, taking the shot protects your community, as well as it protects you,” UCLA’s Peter Katona said. “It’s two different things the flu shot does that are very important.”

How to prepare for the coronavirus | Mel Magazine

This still doesn’t mean you need to fear for your life. It does, however, mean you should prepare yourself for the chance that your daily life could be significantly disrupted for a brief period of time. But as James Cherry, a distinguished research professor specializing in infectious diseases and pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, says, there’s no need to prepare too much. 

Book argues that high court’s decisions favor the powerful | Christian Science Monitor

This is not news. UCLA School of Law professor Adam Winkler earned a spot on the list of National Book Award nonfiction finalists in 2018 for “We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights,” his account of how the court has given companies many of the same rights as people.

He built a life in the U.S. In death, he chose Mexico | Los Angeles Times

“It’s a very sophisticated network,” said Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, a labor studies professor at UCLA. “These poor immigrants — working class — end up collecting anywhere from $5,000 to $12,000 to help the family. Not only do they send the body, but sometimes they fund the relatives to accompany the deceased person.”

Ecologists study seed-to-seedling transitions | Scienmag

Why are there so many species of plants? Why do some plants thrive, while others don’t? Utah State University ecologist Noelle Beckman and colleagues … [including] internationally renowned ecologist Stephen P. Hubbell of the University of California, Los Angeles, explore these questions and recently published findings about seed-to-seedling transitions in the journal Ecology.