The New York Times, Oct. 12, 2018
Tiny Nanoparticles to Treat a Huge Problem: Snakebites
Hospitals must keep many kinds of antivenins on hand, and victims must be able to produce or describe the snake that bit them. “They have a lot of issues, but they’re the only show in town,” said Kenneth J. Shea, a chemist at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Shea’s lab is creating hydrogel nanoparticles coated with polymers — the building blocks of plastics — small enough to attach to proteins. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]
Associated Press, Oct. 15, 2018
Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer
Study co-author Steve Davis of the University of California, Irvine, said the beer research was partly done to drive home the not-that-palatable message that climate change is messing with all sorts of aspects of our daily lives.
The Mercury News, Oct. 13, 2018
From abandoned farmworker boy to pediatrician: how one Central Valley man beat the odds
After graduating from UC Santa Cruz and later UC Irvine Medical School, [Dr. Ramon] Resa opened his own practice in Porterville, near Visalia, where he once picked oranges in the bitter cold. He wants to inspire kids who face the same barriers he did, he said.
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 13, 2018
Banishment of an acclaimed UC Irvine professor sparks debate over whether #MeToo can go too far
As the #MeToo movement empowers more women to share their stories and hold powerful institutions accountable, the UC Irvine case highlights conflicting views about how to define sexual harassment — and whether all offensive acts deserve equal punishment. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to email@example.com.]
WNYC, Oct. 12, 2018 (Audio)
Money, Then and Now
Most evidence suggests that money arose from recordkeeping — or, as UC Irvine professor Bill Maurer explains, … “in the beginning was not the coin… in the beginning was the receipt.” In this segment, Bob [Garfield] speaks with Maurer and Brown University’s Mark Blyth about past and present myths about money, and what the history of money might suggest about its future.
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