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The New York Times (AP), April 18. 2018
Going Deep to Study Exercise’s Molecular Nitty-Gritty
About 120 scientists from around the U.S. are in Louisiana as part of a six-year, $170 million National Institutes of Health program to study the molecular nitty-gritty of exercise. … Other scientists are from … the University of California at Irvine …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

WalletHub, April 18, 2018
2018’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care
Michael Montoya, Associate Professor Emeritus, in the Departments of Anthropology, Public Health and the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community at the University of California, Irvine, said, “Inequity drives health and well-being. … Since our safety net is anemic, and our idea of health is about lack of symptoms, this answer challenges us to think more critically about our living conditions and those of our children.”

The Orange County Register, April 17, 2018
We can’t roll back progress on criminal justice reform

Unfortunately, Californians are being misled by proponents of the proposed ballot measure, who rely on the same kind of false rhetoric and empty scare tactics that have defined the Trump administration. …  In fact, the only major study to take a scholarly look at the evidence and facts, released this month by the University of California, Irvine, found that Prop. 47 did not cause any increases in crime.

Medscape, April 13, 2018
Can Physical Fitness Fight Dementia?
Hello. I’m Dr Charles Vega, and I am a clinical professor of family medicine at the University of California at Irvine. … A new study has found that high levels of cardiovascular exercise can decrease the risk for dementia by nearly 90%, at least in middle-aged women.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 17, 2018
Supporting the Entry of Older Adult Students into College Classrooms
Dr. James Fallon, a neuroscientist at University of California, Irvine says that people reach their maximum cognitive abilities in their 60s, which is the ideal time to balance executive functions with intellectual techniques. Fallon, who is 66, says, “I have never been more creative and productive.”

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