UCI News

United Press International, Oct. 25, 2016
Scientists measure record glacial melting in West Antarctica
Glaciers in West Antarctica are shrinking and retreating at record rates, threatening to further accelerate sea level rise. According to researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, melting on the underside of glaciers in West Antarctica is at an all-time high.

Orange County Register, Oct. 26, 2016
UC Irvine fulfills soccer dreams of 13-year-old boy with rare blood disease
New to the Anteaters’ lineup is Julio Godoy Jr., a 13-year-old boy from Orange who has aplastic anemia. He’s awaiting a bone marrow transplant, UCI says. … UCI men’s soccer head coach Chris Volk and team captain Matt Tilley introduced Julio, who signed his letter of commitment to play for the Anteaters. Julio grinned from ear to ear as he put on his new No. 19 team jersey.

Southern California Public Radio, Oct. 25, 2016
Could technology have prevented the bus crash in Palm Springs?
Sarah Catz, research associate at the UC Irvine Institute of Transportation Studies, says technology already on roads might have helped if only it were integrated into most buses. … “If a driver shows no sign reducing speed there’s an automatic braking system that sets in and reduces the speed,” Catz said.

CBS Los Angeles, Oct. 25, 2016
Lewy Body Dementia affects more than 1 million people in the United States
Currently, there are no specific treatment for Lewy Body Dementia, but neurologists here at UC Irvine are hoping a clinical study of a new drug will be the answer patients have been waiting for. Dr. Chuang-Kuo Wu is running the trials of a drug called RVT-101 on the FDA’s fast track list.

NPR, Oct. 25, 2016
Rigging an election? it’s not so easy, voting law expert says
Rick Hasen, professor of political science and law at the University of California, Irvine Law School and founder of the Election Law Blog, discusses Donald Trump’s claims of potential voter fraud. “He’s threatening the bedrock of democracy, and doing it to claim he’s not a loser,” Hasen says.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 25, 2016
Average domestic airfare drops to lowest level since 2009
Such low-cost airlines carry only a fraction of the passengers who travel on major carriers such as American, United and Delta, but they continue to pressure the larger airlines to keep fares low, said Jan K. Brueckner, an economics professor at UC Irvine. “A few flights here and there will really make a difference,” he said.

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