UCI News

Ars Technica, April 5, 2016
Essence of stem cells found: Key ingredients protect, heal the brain
But for one promising stem cell therapy − one that thwarts brain damage − scientists may have found a way around the problems. … Those researchers, all based at the University of California, Irvine, began looking into microvesicles as a way to treat patients with brain cancer − particularly child patients.

USA Today, April 5, 2016
For traumatized refugees, U.S. states do little
“Political leaders can have an influential role in calming the public and providing aid to refugees,” said Linda Trinh Vo, a professor of Asian-American studies at the University of California, Irvine. “They can set an atmosphere that’s more welcoming to refugees. I think that’s crucial.”

Orange County Register, April 5, 2016
Home alone: Is your child ready for it?
Leaving a child home alone has some benefits, said Sabrina Schuck, Ph.D., executive director of the Child Development School at UC Irvine. “Being able to stay home alone and care for yourself is a healthy part of a child’s development and builds confidence in kids,” she said.

Southern California Public Radio, April 6, 2016
Can social media help you quit smoking?
The findings prove that social media “has potential” to be used to spur and reinforce other healthy behaviors, like exercise, weight loss, and quitting other drugs, says UC Irvine marketing professor Connie Pechmann, lead author of the study, which is published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

CNN, April 5, 2016
How Supreme Court stood up for democracy for minorities
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine: In a key voting rights case, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that election districts be drawn on basis of total population.

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