UCI News

CBS Los Angeles, July 20, 2017
Understanding Aggressive Brain Tumor That Sen. John McCain Is Battling
Pamela Berkson, a former UC Irvine Health nurse who had surgery on a glioblastoma 14 months ago, had the surgery at the same hospital where she worked. UCI’s Daniela Bota is a specialist in the field. “There is not any surgical procedure to remove the whole tumor out of the patient’s brain. This tumor is very infiltrative. This tumor tries to regrow and reform the brain,” says Bota.

OC Weekly, July 20, 2017
New Swan Shakespeare Festival Returns With The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew
Founder and artistic director Eli Simon, who is also a theater professor at UC Irvine, realizes that the most important thing in Shakespeare isn’t the plot, character or the setting; it’s telling the story.

CNN, July 21, 2017
Foods that can suppress appetite, aid weight loss
“Freshly formed OEA travels to the nerve fibers that lie beneath the gut lining and tells them to send a satiety signal to the brain,” said Daniele Piomelli, professor of anatomy and neurobiology, pharmacology and biological chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, who has studied OEA’s role in appetite reduction. “OEA reduces appetite and lowers body weight in obese animals and possibly people,” he explained. “But obese people cannot make it, so it has to come from outside.”

KPCC, July 20, 2017
Tempered optimism over a new ‘Dream Act’ in the Trump era
Some political experts are skeptical about the new bill’s chances of success. Louis DeSipio, University of California Irvine political scientist, called them “almost none.” DeSipio said while the bill might get a better reception in the Senate, “in the House, a majority of the members of the Republican Caucus have indicated an unwillingness to engage in any sort of what they call legalization.”

Bloomberg, July 20, 2017
New Interview Puts Sessions in Uncomfortable Position
Leah Litman, a professor at University of California Irvine, discusses the a Supreme Court decision on Hawaii’s challenge to President Trump’s controversial travel ban, as well as President Trump’s recent comments about attorney general Jeff Sessions.

Previously “In the News”