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Legal clinic for immigrant families opens its doors at LAUSD school | La Opinión

The Immigrant Family Legal Clinic is a collaboration between the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the Los Angeles Unified School District. This project, which was inaugurated last week, is the first immigration legal clinic to operate within a Los Angeles public school. Nina Rabin, director of the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic, says that the objective of the clinic is to offer immigrant families legal knowledge about cases relating to asylum and other issues, principally in the area of Koreatown. (Translated from Spanish)

America’s Top 100 Best Value Colleges and Universities for 2019 | CEO Insider

The Brigham Young University has been ranked No. 1 on the list of the 300 best-value colleges and universities in the United States for 2019, according to a new study out by the Forbes magazine, while the University of California, Irvine, and the University of California, Los Angeles, placed second and third, respectively.

Two-fifths of Americans say climate change will influence their vote in 2020 election, according to poll | Independent

“With the salience of wildfires in the west, sea-level rise in the Gulf Coast and Florida and the way that weather affects farmers, people are beginning to see the effects of climate change,” said Sean Hecht, of UCLA’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

Can the college board measure adversity on the SAT? | Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard spoke with Patricia Gándara, a research professor and co-director of the Civil Rights Project at the University of California–Los Angeles who specializes in educational equity and access for low-income and ethnic minority students…. “There has been quite a lot of research on this over several decades now — we can't do it perfectly and likely never will be able to, but there are key factors in a person's life and education that affect their ability to compete equally with more advantaged individuals — these are, I assume, some of the factors that the adversity scale looks at.”

Neural cell types tied to autism identified in single-cell study | The Scientist

“It’s using the latest technology, it’s looking at the single cell level, and it validates and extends previous observations,” says autism researcher Daniel Geschwind of the University of California, Los Angeles, who was not involved in the research. “It takes the previous work and brings it to a level of resolution that we didn’t have before.”

Why you’ll eat more if your diet consists of ultra-processed foods | Healthline

Dana Hunnes, PhD, a senior dietitian at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, said the research results aren’t surprising. “Ultra-processed diets tend to have foods in them that are more calorically dense and with less water content, making each individual food less satiating and satisfying,” she told Healthline. “To achieve the same satiation in the stomach — or sense of fullness — which may have more to do with volume than calorie intake, it would make sense that more of the calorically dense foods would be eaten (and therefore more calories) than when eating an unprocessed diet.”

As planet discoveries pile up, a gap appears in the pattern | Quanta magazine

Akash Gupta and Hilke Schlichting of the University of California, Los Angeles, demonstrated in research last year that as planets of certain sizes radiate heat from within into space, their atmosphere is blown away, which could send them to the other side of the radius gap.

Wealthy Bay Area suburb gets housing religion: It’s allowing 11 affordable units | San Francisco Chronicle

“We’re built out” is an argument that suburbs have long used to avoid building more housing, said Paavo Monkkonen, a professor of urban planning at UCLA. “But what they don’t tell you is that up to 90% of their land is zoned for single-family homes,” he said.If changing that “is not on the table, things aren’t going to change.”

How to recognize if your child is speech delayed | Washington Post Perspective

Carol Berkowitz, the division chief of general pediatrics for the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, says if your child doesn’t meet specific speech milestones — including saying the words dada/mama by 10 months; a vocabulary of three to five words by 12 months; and a vocabulary of 50 words, including two-word phrases, by 24 months — it could be a sign of a speech delay.

Metro is hemorrhaging riders. It needs to stop obvious fixes and start acting | Los Angeles Times Opinion

Most Metro customers live below the poverty line and can’t afford a car. Though Metro talks about attracting “choice” riders — people who own a car, yet choose to ride transit — a report last year from UCLA shows L.A. transit riders are increasingly choosing to drive as soon as they can afford to. Fully 79% of former Metro riders now primarily drive alone.

Fact checker: How liberal was Joe Biden? | Washington Post Analysis

The Biden campaign pointed to Voteview, a well-regarded database at the University of California at Los Angeles, as evidence for his statement. Voteview offers every congressional roll-call vote in American history on a liberal-conservative ideological map, including information about the ideological positions of voting senators and House members. Over the course of his Senate career, Biden was generally at or about the 25 most liberal members of the Senate, according to Voteview’s scale. His average over 19 congressional sessions was 74 percent, which translates into 26th most liberal senator. His high was 81 percent from 1999-2001, and his low was 65 percent from 1977-79.

Why Disney’s deal for full Hulu ownership is a ‘smart’ move | The Wrap

Now that Disney has inked a major deal with Comcast to take full operational control of the Hulu streaming service, analysts see upsides for both companies. “Comcast can smoothly transition to its own streaming service, while retaining the upside in Hulu for the next five years,” Brian Frons, longtime president of ABC Daytime and current UCLA professor, told The Wrap, calling the deal a “smart” move for both sides. “Disney takes control of Hulu now, which allows them to have a unified execution of their digital vision without having to write another acquisition check this year.”

For-profit dialysis provider charges private insurers 4 times more than government payers | ScienceDaily

Previous research has shown that the prices paid for medical care in the United States are higher than all other developed nations. This study corroborates these findings in the dialysis market and could lead to policies that reduce the prices paid, in particular by private insurers. The authors are Dr. Christopher Childers, Dr. Jill Dworsky and Dr. Melinda Maggard-Gibbons of the department of surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Gerald Kominski of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. (Also: UPI)

Did Trump’s big talk, action on DACA affect the health of DACA beneficiaries? | Dallas Morning News

Constantly thinking about sudden life changes like deportation can cause stress for an immigrant, said Michael Rodriguez, professor and vice chair of the department of family medicine at the University of California Los Angeles’ David Geffen School of Medicine. “Besides the psychological anxiety and depression, stress also affects people physiologically. It can put them at higher risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases,” Rodriguez said.

Prostate cancer hormone therapy may increase risk of dementia, researchers say | Healthline

Dr. Stuart Holden, a urology oncologist at the University of California Los Angeles and medical director of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, said this information about recent studies does belong in the conversation when recommending hormone therapy to a patient. “I think it should be mentioned,” Holden told Healthine. “It should be in the conversation, but it has to be placed in the proper context.” That context, for him, would be that the hormone therapy comes with “a risk of cognitive impairment and possibly a small increased risk of dementia.”

Researchers identify faster, more effective drug combinations to treat tuberculosis | Scienmag

In new research, UCLA scientists have reported finding a way to significantly reduce the duration of treatment by using an approach called “artificial intelligence-parabolic response surface.” This data analysis method identifies which drug combinations work synergistically — that is, individual drugs working together in a way that is more potent than the sum of their individual potencies. The method, when used in cell culture and subsequently mouse models of TB, allowed researchers to quickly identify three- or four-drug combinations among billions of possible combinations of drugs and doses, that significantly cut the duration of TB therapy. These regimens are suitable for treating both drug-sensitive TB and most cases of drug-resistant TB — that is, they are “universal” regimens — and are up to five times faster than the currently available standard treatment.

Books interview with Jared Diamond: ‘With countries, as with people, crises attract attention’ | BBC History Magazine

“I think that, just as Australia went through a long struggle to rebuild its national identity, Britain is currently battling with that issue,” [said UCLA’s Jared Diamond]. “Is it a part of Europe, albeit a distinctive part, or is it separate? An outsider such as myself would say it went through a similar process in the 1950s and 60s, as it watched what was happening to its empire and increasingly recognized that it was, in some way, part of Europe. The analogues of personal crisis here are that, just because a couple have resolved a marital crisis, it doesn’t mean they will live happily ever after. The same issue may recur, and that’s happened with Britain.”