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Orange County Register, Dec. 14, 2016
UCI awarded $4.5 million to study how exercise is linked to molecular changes
UC Irvine will receive $4.5 million for a six-year study of the impact of exercise on children to examine how their genes respond, with the goal of developing personalized prescriptions for movement, the National Institutes of Health announced Tuesday. … The work at UCI will be led by Dr. Dan Cooper, a pediatric obesity researcher, and Shlomit Radom-Aizik, executive director of the UCI Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center.

CNN, Dec. 12, 2016
Trump clashes with CIA over Russian hacking
Richard Hasen, an election law expert and a political science professor at UC Irvine [said] … “I think that’s very important to note that  … there really is no indication that the voting machines themselves were hacked, that the vote totals were changed. … So this is not the kind of situation where we think the actual numbers of votes have been manipulated by a foreign entity.”

The Atlantic, Dec. 14, 2016
Mentoring’s promise and limits
Among the organizations studying connected learning are the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at the University of California, Irvine campus …. Such peer mentoring and so-called “affinity networks” are partly a response to the failures of some traditional mentoring programs, according to Mizuko “Mimi” Ito, a UC Irvine cultural-anthropology and informatics professor, who is the hub’s research director and the co-founder of Connected Camps.

Broadly, Dec. 13, 2016
Amanda Knox: Why do innocent women confess to crimes they didn’t commit?
“Women go into therapy for depression and eating disorders,” explains Elizabeth F. Loftus, a false memory expert at the University of California, Irvine, “and come out of it thinking they were raped as a child.” Loftus’ research advocates against repressed-memory therapy, where therapists seek to treat their patients’ symptoms of psychosis by encouraging them to “remember” repressed traumatic experiences, but in fact implant false memories, often of childhood sexual abuse.

The Desert Sun, Dec. 14, 2016
Two years after Prop 47, addicts walk free with nowhere to go
“The problem is, if you don’t actually do anything to change conditions of their lives, they’re going to be back on the streets anyway,” said Elliot Currie, a University of California, Irvine criminologist. “What’s to prevent them from going back to the same old ways when they get out? The answer is nothing.” [starts 7:14]

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