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TIME, Jan. 6, 2016
Cell-phone distracted parenting can have long-term consequences: Study
Dr. Tallie Baram, professor of pediatrics and anatomy-neurobiology at University of California, Irvine, and her colleagues used a rat model to study how good but disrupted attention from mothers can affect their newborns.

Hakai Magazine, Jan. 7, 2016
Testing climate change in a tide pool
“These findings really exemplify how complex the marine system is,” says Cascade Sorte, an ecologist at the University of California, Irvine. “Its response really depends on the particular combination of carbon dioxide and temperature.” Sorte and colleague Matthew Bracken conducted their study on Japonski Island in Alaska, where they experimentally manipulated 20 tide pools along the island’s rocky shore.

KTLA5, Jan. 7, 2016
Cell phones and parenting
A new study says parents of babies can deprive them of their proper brain development if mom or dad are frequently on their cell phones. Researchers at UC Irvine studied lab rats to see how disrupted attention from mothers can effect newborns. Scientists say the same applies to humans.

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 7, 2016
‘Manifesto for the Humanities’
Doctoral students are arriving with their own interests and passions, an increasing number seeking more flexibility in the project called the dissertation, an increasing number seeing more hybrid career paths before them. Thus, transformation is taking place at small universities, through collaborations across large public universities, and at elite universities, such as Stanford and UC Irvine.

The Scientist, Jan. 1, 2016
Christie Fowler: Addicted to research
Assistant professor, department of neurobiology and behavior, University of California, Irvine … Fowler is leading her own group at the University of California, Irvine. She explores whether microvesicles from cerebral spinal fluid deliver messages that induce epigenetic changes in the brain − specifically, in the region known to limit self-administration of nicotine in normal animals. In 2015, she received the $2.3 million Avenir Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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