UCI News

Forbes, Nov. 4, 2017
Can High Protein Diets Damage Your Kidneys?
An article just published in the New England Journal of Medicine reviewed the scientific evidence on what the amount of protein in your diet can do to your kidneys. For the article, Kamyar Kalantar‑Zadeh, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. of the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine and … found that more protein in their diets and thus in their blood seems to affect the blood flow within their kidneys and as a result increases the rate at which their kidneys filter blood.

ABC, Nov. 6, 2017
No benefits to robotic colorectal surgery, study says
A study of the use of robotic surgery for colorectal cancer has found it’s on par with traditional methods — while taking longer and costing more. With guest Alessio Pigazzi, Professor of Surgery, University of California Irvine.

Scientific American, Nov. 6, 2017
New Maps Show How Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Melting from the Bottom Up
“The primary uncertainty in sea level rise is what are the ice sheets going to do over the coming century,” said Mathieu Morlighem, an expert in ice sheet modeling at the University of California, Irvine, who led the paper along with dozens of other contributors from institutions around the world.

The Financial Times, Nov. 4, 2017
China censorship drive splits leading academic publishers
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, professor of Chinese history at the University of California, Irvine, called on publishers to resist Beijing and test its willingness to block access en masse to the world’s greatest producers of scientific and educational content. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, Nov. 5, 2017
Powerful lawmaker wants to ‘invalidate’ the Endangered Species Act. He’s getting close.
A 2016 study by the University of California at Irvine showed that state spending to protect endangered and threatened wildlife over the 10 years ending in 2014 was “negligible” compared with federal spending — a collective $57 million vs. more than $1.1 billion.

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