UCI News

The Huffington Post, March 29, 2017
The US Eliminating Rules On Data Privacy Poses A Serious Threat To Consumers
David Kaye, a Professor of Law at UC Irvine and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the freedom of opinion and expression, noted that privacy “empower[s] individuals to browse, read, develop and share opinions and information without interference and enabling journalists, civil society organisations, members of ethnic or religious groups, those persecuted because of the sexual orientation or gender identity, activists, scholars, artists and others to exercise the rights to freedom of expression and opinion.”

Bloomberg, March 29, 2017
It’s Fine to Obsess over March Madness at Work (Audio)
Gloria Mark, an informatics researcher at UC Irvine, studies workplace interruptions, multitasking, and procrastination. She has found that not all disruptions destroy productivity. You’re welcome.

U.S. News & World Report, March 29, 2017
You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Rheumatoid Arthritis. What Do You Need to Know?
Dr. Roger Kornu, a rheumatologist with the University of California, Irvine, agrees. When discussing RA with his newly diagnosed patients, Kornu stresses the gravity of the disease and the implications of ignoring treatment.  “Rheumatoid arthritis is inflammatory, not mechanical. It’s not osteoarthritis. If you don’t treat the disease, the consequences are life-threatening,” he says. They are also organ-threatening. Cardiovascular disease is a particular risk factor.

Orange County Business Journal, March 27, 2017 (Subscription required)
UCI Collaboration Birthed From Vibrant OC Eye Cluster
What do you get when you cross a Botox pioneer with the Bond King? Henry Klassen is hoping that the combination—courtesy of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at the University of California-Irvine— will do no less than help cure retinitis pigmentosa, which causes blindness.

WNCT 9 – Greenville, NC, March 28, 2017
Study: Nuisance flooding could be more costly than once thought
In a new study, co-authored by Moftakhari Rostamkhani, researchers at U.C. Irvine find that the cost of repeated nuisance floods over time can be similar if not higher than the damage done by a storm or hurricane. “The infrastructure is not designed to be inundated by salty water,” said Moftakhari Rostamkhani. “Roads or pipe lines are not designed to be under salty water for a few hundreds of hours in a given year.”

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