UCI News

CBS2, Aug. 22, 2019 (Video)
UCI Scientists Share Alzheimer’s Breakthrough
A potentially huge breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. … Researchers at UC Irvine have discovered how to possibly stop the disease from forming in the brain. I’m joined now by Kim Green, associate professor of neurobiology & behavior at UCI, whose team made this discovery.

Rolling Stone, Aug. 22, 2019
Fake News Can Give Us False Memories, Study Finds
The implications of this study are clear: not only is it shockingly easy for bad actors to manipulate people by exploiting their biases, but it’s also not easy for people to readjust their perspectives after they’ve been manipulated, even if they’ve been explicitly told that’s the case. “People will act on their fake memories, and it is often hard to convince them that fake news is fake,” co-author Elizabeth Loftus of the University of California, Irvine said in a press release.

KPCC, Aug. 22, 2019 (Audio)
A Look At The Legal And Personal Ramifications Of Sperm Donation. What’s Your Story?
Many families have been created thanks to sperm banks …. Larry [Mantle] sits down to talk about the legal ramifications for those involved in the process. … Guests: Aaron Kheriaty, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Medical Ethics Program at the School of Medicine at UC Irvine and Amira Hasenbush ….

Daily Pilot, Aug. 22, 2019
Hookah smoke isn’t a chemically safer alternative to cigarettes, UCI study says
“There’s a perception that, No. 1, a nicotine-free tobacco is good for you. It’s incorrect — even if you have a nicotine-free product, you still have a whole lot of different chemicals coming out, including some that are toxic,” said study co-author Sergey Nizkorodov, a chemistry professor at UCI. “No. 2, there’s also a perception that if you have water in the water pipe, it’ll clean out the smoke to remove the toxins from it. We and other [researchers] don’t see evidence for this. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, Aug. 22, 2019
14 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Aug. 23-29
New Swan Shakespeare Festival. See “The Merchant of Venice” or “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” under the stars during the company’s eighth season, which continues through Aug. 31. When: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, Saturday, Aug. 24 and Thursday, Aug. 29 (“The Merchant of Venice”); 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 and Wednesday, Aug. 28 (“The Two Gentlemen of Verona”). Where: Aldrich Park, UC Irvine Campus. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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