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Orange County Register, Oct. 10, 2017
Human brains? Mice brains? UCI gets money to make them seem similar
Researchers in Southern California are trying to alter mice brains so they resemble something closer to human brains, and they’re getting $11.35 million to do it. The National Institute on Aging said Tuesday Oct. 10 it will give the money to UC Irvine as part of a project to better understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Orange County Business Journal, Oct. 9, 2017
Dementia, Related Issues Take Spotlight at Conference
University of California-Irvine’s Institute for Memory and Impairments and Neurological Disorders––one of 30 Alzheimer’s disease research centers in the U.S. and the only one in OC funded by the National Institutes of Health––hosted the event. Joshua Grill, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at UCI’s medical school and a co-director of the institute, said the biggest challenge in understanding age-related neurological disorders is getting study participants to enroll. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, Oct. 10, 2017
Warning issued for risk of ‘unhealthy’ air quality as Canyon Fire 2 rages on
Though some people turn to surgical masks for help when breathing outdoors, they are useless when it comes to preventing fine particulate matter from entering the lungs, said Dr. Steven Leven, a lung specialist at UCI Medical Center. … “For those with health issues, it is best to leave and go to an area where the air quality is better,” he said.

CNN, Oct. 5, 2017
Erin Burnett OutFront
James Fallon, UC Irvine professor of psychiatry & human behavior discusses the Las Vegas gunman.

ProPublica, Oct. 10, 2017
How Chicago Gets Its Guns
“You have this specter of whether it’s creating crime, which is troubling to a lot of people,” said Katharine Tinto, a professor at the University of California Irvine School of Law who has studied the investigative tactics of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “It’s not as if you’re trying to get someone you know is a violent gun offender. You’re going after someone and purposely trying to entice them into doing a felony.”

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