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U.S. News & World Report, June 2, 2017
Blurring Judicial Lines
In recent years, “there have been studies that show a significant increase in justices giving speeches,” Erwin Chemerinsky, a constitutional law professor at the University of California-Irvine, says in an email interview. “There are no rules restricting what they can say. Tradition is that they do not speak about pending or likely future cases. [But] on the rare occasion that occurs, it can lead to a motion for recusal.”

Orange County Register, May 31, 2017
Irvine schools giving kids the chance to be heard in class
Carol Connor, chancellor’s professor at UC Irvine’s School of Education, said “sound field amplification” devices were initially created to help students with hearing difficulties. Then researchers discovered such systems could improve academic achievements of other students, too, she said.

OC Weekly, June 2, 2017
“Nanodote” Developed at UCI May Make It Cheap and Easy to Survive Snakebite
In a strike against primal fear everywhere, scientists at UC Irvine have had a breakthrough in combating deadly snake venom. Chemistry Professor Kenneth J. Shea and his team of grad students specializing in nano particles believe they are onto an anti-venom that will be cheap to produce and require no refrigeration. They’ve dubbed their broad-spectrum venom killer a “nanodote.”

The Science Times, June 2, 2017
Oxytocin, The Love Hormone, Can Reduce Cravings For Methamphetamine
“There are virtually no pharmacotherapeutics for methamphetamine addiction,” [Brittney] Cox, [Postdoctoral Researcher from the College of Medicine at UCI], said, who later explained about using oxytocin to reduce methamphetamine addiction. “Our results are important because they support the development of novel, oxytocin-based therapeutics for methamphetamine abuse in humans.”

Phys.org, June 1, 2017
Study shows Thwaites Glacier’s ice loss may not progress as quickly as thought
Seroussi and colleagues at JPL and the University of California at Irvine (UCI) used an ocean model developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge with an ice sheet model developed at JPL and UCI. They used data from NASA’s Operation Icebridge and other airborne and satellite observations, both to set up the numerical model simulations and to check how well the models reproduced observed changes.

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