UCI News

CBS News, Oct. 18, 2018 (Video)
Doctors hope AI colonoscopies could help save lives
The AI colonoscopy, which was developed by doctors at the University of California-Irvine, was designed to spot polyps, where all colorectal cancers begin. “Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer in the United States,” UC-Irvine Health Dr. William Karnes said. Karnes said the AI colonoscopy can identify up to 20 percent more abnormalities than a conventional exam

The New York Times (AP), Oct. 19, 2018
Judges Pick Expert to Help in Redistricting of Virginia
A three-judge panel appointed Bernard Grofman, an economics and political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, on Thursday. The judges indicated they want a new map in place by March 28, 2019. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Vox, Oct. 19, 2018
Kamala Harris’s new basic income-style bill is so frustratingly close to being great
Programs that give families cash, UC Irvine [Distinguished Professor of Education] Greg Duncan has found, result in better learning outcomes and higher earnings for their kids. One study found a $3,000 annual income increase for poor parents is associated with 19 percent higher earnings for their child once he or she grows up, a pretty massive effect size.

WNYC, Oct. 19, 2018 (Audio)
Politics and Protest: Hitting the Streets in the Trump Era
This hour, Amy Walter takes a look at the impact of these movements and whether or not the energy they’ve produced will transfer to the polls in November. David S. Meyer is the Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine …. He begins the hour with a look at the role of protest in American history and politics.

Best Life, Oct. 19, 2018
27 Common Anti-Aging Tips You Should Forget Immediately
As Dr. Christopher B. Zachary, a professor and dermatology department chairman at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine told the New York Times, there is little evidence that supports the positive effects of pressurized oxygen on the skin. “The concept that high-pressure oxygen would do anything to help the skin is such nonsense as to be laughable,” he said.

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