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U.S. News & World Report, June 24, 2019
Obesogens: These Chemicals May Be Keeping You Fat
The news was validating, but not surprising, to Bruce Blumberg, a professor in the departments of developmental and cell biology and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of California—Irvine, who coined the term “obesogen” in 2006 to describe invisible substances that encourage your body to gain or hold onto fat. “There are chemicals that can change the way our body handles calories,” says Blumberg, whose research has shown that a single exposure to a small amount of an obesogen early in life can make mice obese later in life.

ARTFIXdaily, June 24, 2019
UCI IMCA Showcases Poetic Paintings of Early 20th Century California
The UCI Institute and Museum for California Art (UCI IMCA)‘s exhibition “Poems Without Words” includes a fine selection of poetic, early California artworks, though August 10, 2019.

MD Magazine, June 25, 2019
In-Clinic Compared to Telerehabilitation for Stroke Patients
“The promise of Telehealth is we can gives them gobs of practice in an accessible way. We could go hours a day for weeks and months on end,” said Steven Cramer, MD, professor of neurology at UC Irvine. “This is exciting, not just because we showed comparable efficacy but it opens the door to taking this up to a whole new level.”

Inverse, June 22, 2019
Some Ocean Swimming Increases Vulnerability to Skin Infections
The skin microbiome, the colony of microbes that inhabits our body’s outermost layer of protection against the rest of the world, is our first line of defense. In a small study led by Marisa Chattman Nielsen, a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Irvine, researchers observed that swimming in the ocean for as little as 10 minutes can wash away the body’s native skin bacteria and replace them with the ocean’s. The study has not yet been published.

Orange County Business Journal, June 24, 2019
Philanthropy
Orange County United Way hosted its 16th Annual Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast … Keynote speaker L. Song Richardson, dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law at University of California, Irvine School of Law, explored unconscious mental processes that can lead people to view the world through a biased lens. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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