UCI News

National Geographic, Nov. 3, 2016
Climate change captured in stunning Antarctic ice photos
The photos couldn’t be more timely, since NASA and University of California, Irvine scientists have recently reported the fastest retreats of Western Antarctica’s glaciers yet recorded.

KCRW, Nov. 3, 2016
Concerns around voter intimidation and Brexit
Groups supporting Donald Trump − including the KKK, neo-Nazis and white nationalists − say they plan to send out poll watchers nationwide on election day. … The groups say these poll watchers will be there to prevent voter fraud. But opponents argue that what they’re doing is voter intimidation. Guest: Rick Hasen, University of California, Irvine.

UPI, Nov. 3, 2016
Proteins from gut microbes may inhibit salmonella
Special proteins secreted by gut microbes may inhibit the bacteria known to cause salmonella, researchers at the University of California, Irvine suggest. … While few treatments are available, UCI researchers say their latest findings may lead the development of new approaches.

USA Today, Nov. 3, 2016
Justice remains elusive for some drug offenders: Column
Mona Lynch, professor and Chancellor’s Fellow in criminology, law and society at University of California, Irvine, [writes:] Bipartisan congressional legislation would have been first step in reining in extreme sentences. Federal drug sentencing reform looks like it will be one of the latest casualties of the 114th Congress, despite earning broad bipartisan support.

Women’s Weekly, Oct. 13, 2016
Parents can only tell if child is lying half the time: study
The University of California, Irvine, team has undertaken a major new study into children and lying which builds on a growing body of research in children and their idea of the truth. Their experiments included 45 experiments involving 8000 adult “judges” and about 2000 children aged 15 years and under. And it was surprising how often the wool was pulled over the “judges'” eyes.

Prevention, Nov. 3, 2016
6 physical symptoms that mean you’re drinking too much coffee
“Sympathetic nervous system activation can lead to anxiety, jitters, increased heart rate, irritability, and perhaps even anger outbursts,” says Michael Yassa, Ph.D., an associate professor of neurobiology and behavior at University of California, Irvine and director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.

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