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Scientific American, April 20, 2016
Uncovering new players in the fight against Alzheimer’s
A 2009 study by researchers in Germany found that getting rid of microglia had no effect on plaques. This suggested that “microglia were not eating and clearing the amyloid from the brain − a role they are traditionally thought to play,” says neurobiologist Kim Green of the University of California, Irvine. Green and co-workers worked out a gentler approach …. The results were the same.

Orange County Register, April 19, 2016
Strawberries top annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list
Dele Ogunseitan, chairman of UC Irvine’s population health and disease prevention department [said], “We definitely need to reduce the amount of pesticides being used on these fruits,” he said. “Everybody should take caution, but ultimately we have to go to the EPA about this threshold on pesticide residue on foods.”

Harvard Business Review, April 20, 2016
You don’t have to be a software company to think like one
Vijay Gurbaxani, founding director of the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) and Taco Bell Endowed Professor of business and computer science at The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Software doesn’t simply make existing products smarter or existing processes more efficient; it enables new models of delivery, engagement, and innovation that are far more productive and informative than the old. Here are some ways to think more like a software company ….

American School & University, April 2016
Best recycling campuses
Some 350 colleges and universities from 48 states took part in the 2016 RecycleMania competition, in which the schools try to outdo one another in the amount of materials they recycle over two months. … Here are the 10 higher-education institutions with the highest recycling rates in the 2016 RecycleMania. … 6.  University of California, Irvine … Recycling rate: 71.8 percent.

Reuters, April 19, 2016
Not all cranberry supplements prevent urinary tract infections
“Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common, particularly in women, and result in major costs related to antibiotic use, hospitalizations as well as time lost from work,” said Dr. Deborah Wing, a gynecology professor at University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the study.

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