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KTLA 5, July 29, 2014

KTLA 5 Morning News at 6 – sleep deprivation research

A new study has found out that sleep deprivation can actually give people memories that aren’t real. Researchers at UC Irvine asked people to look at crime scenes photos and recall what they saw the next morning.

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Orange County Register, July 29, 2014

UCI, UCLA rank high in Money magazine report

Two Southern California public research universities – ‍UC ‍Irvine and UCLA – rank among the nation’s best in quality and affordability, according to a new report by Money magazine. UCLA placed 31st and UCI tied for 32nd place. PDF

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Scientific American, July 29, 2014

All-nighters could alter your memories

Memory is not an exact recording of past events, said Steven Frenda, a psychology Ph.D. student at UC Irvine, who was involved in the study. … The new findings “have implications for people’s everyday lives.”

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KPCC, July 29, 2014

Police searching for man with tuberculosis in Northern California

Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky, the founding dean of UC Irvine School of Law, joins Take Two to discuss the legal issues that arise when a person refuses treatment for an illness that poses a public health threat.

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Gizmodo, July 29, 2014

Are smart drugs really that smart?

Gary Lynch, a professor in the School of Medicine at UC Irvine, argues that recent advances in neuroscience have opened the way for the smart design of drugs, configured for specific biological targets in the brain.

 

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Forbes, July 29, 2014

Astronomy from high altitude airships

(HAAs), may ultimately find their rightful place as vehicles of science and industry. At least that’s the hope of Sarah Miller, an astronomer and Chancellor’s ADVANCE Fellow at UC Irvine ….

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Money Magazine, July 29, 2014

The best colleges for your money

32. UC Irvine – One of the youngest campuses (49 years old) in the state’s public university system, Irvine is already one of the world’s most respected research institutions, with three Nobel Prize winners on the faculty.

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CBS News, July 28, 2014

Colorado River drying up at alarming rate

Weather satellites are tracking water reserves in the drought-stricken west, and researchers at NASA and UC Irvine say what they’re finding is “shocking.”

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NBC News, July 28, 2014

American-grown gangs fuel immigration crisis from Central America

Academic researcher Al Valdez, who teaches gang history at UC Irvine, recalled how one student from Guatemala had interviewed an uncle for a class report. His family member described the threats and feeling of anxiety living in a place where every venture outside could be his last.

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ABC News, July 28, 2014

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Irvine law school and death penalty opponent, said he believes lethal injection is here to stay because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it constitutional in 2008 – and because the public would never stand for firing squads.

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The History Channel, July 28, 2014

America’s book of secrets – serial killers

At UC Irvine, neuroscientist Dr. James Fallon studies the brain scans of convicted killers. Fallon: I’ve looked at them, and saw for the first time that there was a pattern that all of these killers had.

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Huffington Post, July 28, 2014

The disturbing link between sleep deprivation and false memories

“We already know that sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on your health and cognitive functioning,” said lead researcher Steven Frenda at UC Irvine. “It seems another consequence may be that it makes our memories more easily manipulated and more pliable.”

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