UCI News

ABC News, Aug. 2, 2018
Researchers explore Google Glass as a tool to help autistic kids socialize
So researchers at Stanford University teamed up with Google for a small study to see if creating a program using Google Glass headsets could help. … All of the children in this small study received the Superpower Glass, so there was no control group testing therapy alone. … But it’s the beginning of the exploration into how this technology could help with autism therapy. …writes Kevin Riutzel, D.O., is a family medicine resident physician at the University of California, Irvine currently working in the ABC News Medical Unit..

Pittsburgh Courier, Aug. 3, 2018
Corporate donations are new test for Democratic candidates
“Corporate PACs making contributions is not where the major campaign finance action is these days,” said Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California at Irvine. “If you asked me to name the top 10 things wrong with campaign finance, I’m not sure corporate PAC money would be among them.”

KJZZ 91.5, Aug. 2, 2018
Study: Droughts Are Growing Hotter Under Climate Change
Now, scientists at University of California, Irvine have found that areas experiencing dry conditions are heating up faster than the rest of the country. “We’ve observed a shift of approximately 0.6 degrees Celsius [1.0 Fahrenheit] between the first and the second half of the 20th century. But if you only include months classified as dry, you see that there’s almost double the shift in temperature,” said lead author Felicia Chiang, a graduate student researcher in civil and environmental engineering at UC Irvine.

Cincinnati Enquirer, Aug. 1, 2018
Anthony Kirkland sentencing continues: ‘We’re asking you to keep an open mind,’ defense saysDr. Joseph Wu, the former director of UC Irvine’s PET Brain Imaging Center, testified that brain scans of Kirkland showed abnormalities that could result in Kirkland’s violent behavior. …  Kirkland was physically abused by an alcoholic father from ages 6 to 14, suffering head injuries in repeated beatings. As the oldest of four children, Kirkland “bore the brunt of his father’s temperamental outbursts,” Wu told jurors.

Orange County Business Journal, July 30, 2018
News Roundup
Beckman Coulter Diagnostics formed a strategic collaboration with the University of California, Irvine in the first-of-its kind academic partnership for the company. The device maker will have access to UCI research in diagnostic platforms and the university to Beckman’s expertise in acceleration commercialization of technologies. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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