UCI News

ABC7, April 4, 2018
UCI researchers studying ways to slow the progression of ALS
There’s no treatment, or way to stop the disease, but scientists at the University of California, Irvine are working on a way to help stop the progression of the disease. One of the participants, is 45-year-old Eric Schwarz. … Shortly after his diagnosis, Eric learned about the ALS Brainstorm clinical trial at UC Irvine. [UCI neurologist Dr. Namita] Goyal is investigating a therapy engineered from a patient’s own harvested cells.

NBC News, April 5, 2018
Refugees who left post-war Vietnam document their journeys in ‘Viet Stories’
“We wanted to explain, ‘Who are these refugees?’” said Linda Trinh Vo, co-curator of the exhibition and professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. … “Viet Stories,” which grew out an oral history project that Vo started at the University of California, Irvine, is also a call to other Vietnamese Americans, said Vo.

Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2018
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announces new fellows — and pays tribute to grantees from California
“It involves an extremely rigorous screening and selection,” says newly named fellow and UC Irvine humanities professor Edward Dimendberg. “You don’t just get a Guggenheim. There are all these levels of screening, committees and then the board of trustees.” … “I’m on cloud nine still,” he says of receiving the award. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, April 4, 2018
Panera’s data breach puts attention on risks of loyalty programs
“In the moment it seems like, ‘Well, I don’t want to make a 10 to 15 minute line at Panera. It’s so much more convenient to just drive up and pick it up,’” said Dalié Jiménez, a law professor at the University of California at Irvine. “That seems like a good trade-off, and in a way, I can’t say that it’s not.”

ABC News (AP), April 5, 2018
Sanitation worker safety: Group wants penalties passed
Cody Nehiba, a doctoral candidate in economics at the University of California-Irvine, studied state laws requiring motorists to clear bicyclists by at least 3 feet … and found no significant effect on the number of cyclist fatalities.

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