UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 5, 2017
Why the Seattle case looms above other immigration challenges
For instance, were the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to enter a stay, the case would go back to Judge Robart, who would move forward with the substance of the case rather than potentially have the case end up quickly before the Supreme Court, said Erwin Chemerinsky, an expert on the federal court system and the dean at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law.

U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 6, 2017
Research suggests space travel affects the brain
“This is not a deal-breaker,” co-author Charles Limoli, a neurobiologist at the University of California, Irvine, said last fall. “I do not think that during the course of a trip to Mars and back the astronauts will come back with anything remotely similar to full-blown Alzheimer’s. But more mild changes, more subtle changes − they would still be concerning, given the level of autonomy astronauts operate under and the amount of work they have to do.”

The Huffington Post, Feb. 5, 2017
Demeaning Mexico is not in America’s interest
Gregory Shaffer, Chancellor’s Professor of law and director of the Center on Globalization, Law, and Society at UCI, [writes]: Just over a week into his administration, President Trump has taken multiple steps that forebode economic, geopolitical and humanitarian trouble for our southern neighbor. It may be popular among xenophobes, but it is not in America’s interest.

The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 6, 2017
A new device may mean fewer breast-cancer surgeries
Each breast surgery requires a new MarginProbe, at $1,000 each, which isn’t typically covered by insurance. “The problem is paying for the device,” says Alice Police, a cancer surgeon who uses the MarginProbe in her work at UC Irvine Health Pacific Breast Care Center ….

Wired, Feb. 3, 2017
Finally, the robot bat we deserve and the robot bat we need
The lighter the robot, the more weight it can afford to carry. “Anything you can do to increase the payload and maneuverability − that’s really where the research is going,” says roboticist Michael McCarthy of the University of California, Irvine.

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