UCI News

NBC Washington, Feb. 21, 2019 (Video)
Thousands of People in DC Area Seek Treatment for Marijuana Dependency Each Year
“Epidemiological surveys indicate that 8 to 9 percent of adults and 17 percent of teenagers who try marijuana become addicted and that the number of Americans who are now dependent on the drug is approximately 2.7 million, according to recent estimates,” Dr. Daniele Piomelli, professor of neurobiology at the University of California-Irvine, told the panel.

Scientific American, Feb. 21, 2019
Gene in Infamous Experiment on Embryos Points to New Stroke Treatment
In the current clinical trial participants also undergo intensive physical therapy to restore movement. This two-pronged approach to treatment is important, says Steven Cramer, a stroke recovery expert at the University of California, Irvine, who did not take part in the research. Drug therapy can open the door to reshaping brain circuits, but recovery also requires individual effort—just like learning the task in the first place—he notes.

EdScoop, Feb. 20, 2019
Alternative digital credentials will transform higher ed within five years says UC Irvine dean
Alternative digital credentials — virtual certificates for skill verification — are an institutional imperative, said Gary Matkin, dean of continuing education at the University of California, Irvine, who predicts they will become widely available in higher education within five years. “Like in the 90s when it was obvious that education was going to begin moving to an online format,” Matkin told EdScoop, “it is now the current progression that institutions will have to begin to issue ADCs.”

ZD Net, Feb. 18, 2019
Banks praised for their internal cyber defence capabilities
Executive director of the Cyber Policy Research Institute at the University of California Irvine Bryan Cunningham, … said that there are a lot of large multinational companies that have developed the capability to launch an offensive or an active response. “Under the [United States] Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, almost any type of active defence that goes outside your firewall is currently illegal,” ….

Stuff, Feb. 21, 2019
Auckland centenarian Dorothy Palmer credits longevity to gin and tonic
Researchers at the University of California Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders recorded that people who drank moderate amounts of alcohol lived longer than those who abstained. … The 90+ Study began in 2003 and remains one of the largest studies of the oldest-old in the world with more than 1600 people enrolled.

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