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Live Science, Jan. 12, 2017
The science of fashion: What’s really driving the fuller lip trend?
The researchers, led by Dr. Prem Tripathi, a resident in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the University of California, Irvine, attribute the rise in this preference in part to changes in the demographics of both consumers and of models and celebrities, as well as to the low cost and safety of injectable lip fillers.

Newsweek, Jan. 12, 2017
Trump justice department likely to shift approach to voting rights
“I certainly expect that a Trump DOJ headed by Senator Sessions will place different emphasis on voting cases than the Obama administration,” Richard Hasen, a law and political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, tells Newsweek. While the Obama DOJ focused on increasing voter access, “I expect the priorities to be the opposite when it’s the Trump DOJ.”

KCET, Jan. 12, 2017
Cal State LA pushes to protect undocumented students
Alex Espinoza, who holds an MFA in writing from UC Irvine, [writes]: On August 28, 2016, three months before the election, Fox News reported that Donald Trump told a crowd in Iowa that deportations would begin one hour into his swearing-in as our country’s 45th president. Now, his win this past November has forced our nation to face the very real, and catastrophic, possibility of the president-elect fulfilling a key campaign promise that would damage our economy and the lives of millions; a stringent immigration policy that seeks to forcibly remove millions of undocumented Americans.

Ozy, Jan. 13, 2017
Is your kid ‘gifted’? It might depend on his race
It’s possible the teachers used race to gauge whether the student’s school even has the capacity to enroll him in special education, points out George Farkas, a professor at the School of Education at University of California, Irvine.

Yahoo! Beauty, Jan. 12, 2017
Doctors have discovered how to heal wounds without scarring
The study, which was published in the journal Science, analyzed wound healing in mice and lab-grown skin cultures and discovered that fat can help skin repair itself without leaving scar tissue behind. Scar tissue is different from normal skin in that it doesn’t contain fat cells, lead study author Maksim Plikus, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of developmental and cell biology at the University of California, Irvine, explains to Yahoo Beauty.

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