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Chuck Lorre Family Foundation doubles ‘Big Bang Theory’ UCLA scholarship support | Variety

In commemoration of the final season of “The Big Bang Theory,” the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation announced that it will double support for “The Big Bang Theory” Scholarship Endowment at UCLA and established a new graduate-school grant program for “The Big Bang Theory” UCLA scholars. The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation created “The Big Bang Theory” Scholarship Endowment at UCLA in 2015. The endowment initially provided five scholarships per academic year for low-income STEM students. Now, the endowment will provide 10 annual scholarships. There will be a new graduate fund that will give four year scholarships of up to $15,000 per year to “The Big Bang Theory” UCLA scholars pursuing an advanced degree in STEM at a University of California campus.

This SUV powers your house — and your house powers this SUV  | Fast Company

Mitsubishi isn’t the first company to propose this idea. As The Verge points out, Elon Musk has flirted with the concept of using Tesla vehicles to power homes in the past. And well before that, the UCLA Smart Grid Research Center proved that energy from inside EVs could be made available to buildings in a matter of seconds. When I talked to Rajit Gadh, UCLA professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, about his research in this field back in 2016, he explained to me that, “Now the problem is to scale that from here [at UCLA] to a consumer product, which requires modification of consumer behavior. That takes time.” In 2019, we will have that consumer product. A single system, from a single company, will be able to share power from the sun to the home to the car back to the home.

To beat congestion, L.A. needs to charge drivers more. But how can it be done right? | Los Angeles Times Column

The combination of smartphone apps and GPS systems could identify the location of cars to enable charging motorists for using high-demand freeway space in ways that are more flexible than the fixed sensors that read vehicular transponders on Southland toll roads. “We have the capacity with mobile technology to tell you everywhere you drove that this is a more expensive time,” says Brian D. Taylor, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA.

Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro takes his message to young Latinos | NBC News

“California is extremely important in the 2020 cycle. Its primary is early and it has the most delegates of any state. It has the most Latino voters of any states in the country and they will have the largest influence. It’s the big Latino prize,” said Matt Barreto, a University of California, Los Angeles political scientist and co-founder of the polling firm Latino Decisions.

Las Vegas convention center gambles on Musk’s Boring Co. to build underground people mover | Los Angeles Times

Michael Manville, an associate professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, said the Boring Co. proposal in Las Vegas has a lot in common with the transportation systems used in airports, where travelers have to take trams to get to different terminals. Based on the information released Wednesday by the visitors’ authority, he said the proposal is interesting but far from revolutionary. “All it is right now is kind of a fancy people mover through a convention center,” Manville said.

All those scooters everywhere? That’s a good thing | Los Angeles Times Editorial

Motorized scooters are a relatively new mode of transportation, and there are lots of inexperienced riders, who may underestimate the risk and overestimate their ability to ride safely. There were quite a few more scooter-related injuries (249) than bike (195) or pedestrian (181) injuries seen at local emergency rooms on the Westside, according to UCLA researchers, who conducted the first limited analysis of scooter injuries. They also found that riders rarely wore helmets and that a significant number of injured riders were younger than 18 — which is the minimum age for renting an electric scooter.

‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek has pancreatic cancer | WebMD

“Patients who have stage IV usually do not undergo surgery,” [UCLA’s Dr. Timothy] Donahue says. “Stage IV means the cancer has spread to other organs, and surgery is almost always not possible.” Pancreatic cancer often spreads to the liver, he says. Typically, the cancers are treated with systemic chemotherapy, Donahue says, usually using multiple drugs. For these patients, he says, he would typically look for mutations in the tumor that can be analyzed to find the best treatment. (Also: USA Today, KABC-TV)

Rejections hurt. Here’s how to help your child during college-acceptance season | Washington Post

In 2016, UCLA hit a record number of applications: 102,177 for a freshman class of about 6,500 students, meaning an acceptance rate around 6 percent.

Why icing a sprain doesn’t help, and could slow recovery | Washington Post

“If done for too long,” icing could have a negative effect on regeneration, said UCLA professor James Tidball, who researches the immune system’s role in muscle injury. In other words, by using ice to try to lessen inflammation, which is the immune system response to injury, you could also be reducing the activity of the cells that are promoting repair.

Why is your wine crying? Scientists say shock waves likely play a role | Ars Technica

UCLA mathematician Andrea Bertozzi described her recent work on the subject today in Boston at the 2019 March meeting of the American Physical Society, the largest annual physics conference in the country. “There’s been a flurry of activity over the last 30 years trying to understand more about this phenomenon, but nothing that really addressed the dynamics of the actual tear formation,” she said. Adding shock waves into the explanatory mix “would explain why sometimes one sees tears of wine and sometimes one does not.”

10 reasons why you keep getting nosebleeds, according to an expert | Insider

Most of the time, a nosebleed is harmless. Roughly 60% of people have a nosebleed at some point during their life, according to the University of California, Los Angeles, and it happens most often to children.

Millennials, Gen Z: Connected with thousands of friends — but feeling all alone | Kaiser Health News

Nearly half of the 20,000 adults surveyed nationwide by the global health service company Cigna last year reported sometimes or always feeling alone or left out. Generation Z (ages 18-22) and millennials (ages 23-37) rated themselves highest on feelings associated with loneliness.… In the Cigna study, Generation Z had the highest score on the UCLA Loneliness Scale, the standard measurement for loneliness research.

Report examines why social impact entertainment works | Phys.org

The Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment (Skoll Center SIE) at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), in partnership with Participant Media, has released a world-class report titled “The State of Social Impact Entertainment.” The extensive report not only defines social impact entertainment, but discusses how it works, why it matters and how it can be created.

Heavier people may be more likely to survive a stroke | HealthDay

“We still want to make sure the public is aware that the number one thing is, it’s best not to have a stroke to start with,” said study author Dr. Zuolu Liu. She’s a neurologist and stroke fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. “Controlling obesity is still very important to controlling [the risk of] stroke,” Liu added.