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Orange County Register, Nov. 7, 2017
With 13,000 gang members in Orange County, the push is on to curb crime and recruitment
Cheryl Maxson, associate professor of criminology, law and society at UC Irvine, said gangs emerge from communities affected by poverty, lack of opportunities, institutionalized racism, poor resources in schools, overextended parents and inadequate supervision. That said, she noted that most young males living in such disadvantaged neighborhoods don’t join gangs “Even in neighborhoods with many gangs, it is estimated that 7 or 8 out of 10 adolescents will not join,” she said.

The Guardian, Nov. 7, 2017
What will happen on Trump’s super-sized state visit to China?
“China wants good photo ops to show the domestic audience that Xi is equal to Trump, and China is almost guaranteed to get that,” says Jeff Wasserstrom, a professor of modern Chinese history at the University of California, Irvine.

BBC, Nov. 8, 2017
The woman who can’t forget
Sharrock now takes part in two research projects with the University of Queensland and the University of California, Irvine and hopes the findings can help those suffering with Alzheimer’s.

Men’s Health, Nov. 7, 2017
New Study Reveals Dangers of High Protein Diets
“The high protein diet that has been used increasingly in recent years to control weight gain and obesity may have deleterious impacts on kidney health in the long term,” said Kalantar-Zadeh, director of the Harold Simmons Center of Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology, and chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, UC Irvine School of Medicine.

The Sacramento Bee, Nov. 6, 2017
Too many of us can’t cook. That’s bad for our health and finances
A year ago, I was invited to watch a cooking class for UC Irvine medical students. It was one of the smartest – and in ways, funniest – classes I’d ever seen. Smart because the doctors of tomorrow were learning about nutrition and how to create quick, healthy, inexpensive meals, mainly from scratch. … Funny because most of these bright and enthusiastic future doctors had clearly spent a lot more time in a laboratory than a kitchen, more familiar with flasks than with frying pans.

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