UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, July, 24, 2017
UCI Builds Out Team To Advance Saliva Testing
[Douglas Granger] highlighted research by Associate Professor of the Department of Neuroscience Elizabeth Thomas and Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychology and Social Science Jenna Riis. Thomas’ research seeks to find pathological bases of neurological disorders to provide better understanding, new treatments and prevention. She focuses on Huntington’s disease. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2017
‘For Charlie, it’s too late’: Parents of British baby abandon legal fight to get treatment in U.S.
“I can definitely sympathize with the doctors’ perspective, if they believe this truly is non-beneficial care that is actually harming a patient and not benefiting them,” said Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, director of the medical ethics program at UC Irvine. “But the whole notion that we would not allow the parents to seek other forms of care elsewhere, that’s a notion that I find troubling. It’s very foreign to how things would be done typically in the United States.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Sacramento Bee, July 24, 2017
A wealth of obstacles on Issa’s road to 2018
“The district is changing,” said University of California, Irvine political scientist Graeme Boushey. “He is really walking on a razor’s edge now, especially given Trump’s unpopularity with voters.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Climate Central, July 24, 2017
How Distant Winds May Be Causing Antarctic Meltdown
“This is another episode of the complex saga of understanding the complexity of ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions in Antarctica,” Eric Rignot, a climate scientist with NASA and the University of California, Irvine, who studies Antarctic ice shelves but wasn’t involved in the study, said. “It is, however, important to not only look at the impact this may have in West Antarctica but also on the vulnerable parts of East Antarctica, especially the Wilkes Land sector and its large sea level rise potential.”

The Nation, July 25, 2017
What Liu Xiaobo’s Death Says About China’s Two Futures
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of history at UC Irvine, [writes]: “In mid-January, when Xi Jinping made his debut at Davos, the head of the Chinese Communist Party and president of the PRC took pains to appear as a self-confident leader determined to guide his country into a high-tech, globally interconnected future.”

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