UCI News

The New York Times, Oct. 2, 2017
Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.
But developing countries are newer to fast food. One large-scale study, done in Singapore as it grew economically and attracted Western fast food chains, offers evidence that the arrival of McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut, among others, posed a serious health risk. … “It’s a parable, or microcosm, of what’s occurring in other parts of the globe,” said [UCI Assistant Professor] Andrew Odegaard, a co-author on the study.

Health Imaging, Oct. 4, 2017
UC Irvine launches human brain research center
University of California, Irvine’s Campus Center for Neuroimaging recently opened a new research center, named FIBRE or Facility for Imaging & Brain Research, that aims to study the human brain. FIBRE is designed to suit a wide range of basic and translational research programs by researchers across the UC, Irvine campus and beyond.

Oceans Deeply, Sept. 18, 2017
‘Fingerprinting’ the Ocean to Predict Devastating Sea Level Rise
“Sea level fingerprints tell us about how sea level rises regionally around the globe due to melting ice sheets and changes in water storage,” said the study’s lead author, Isabella Velicogna, a professor of Earth system science at the University of California–Irvine and a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Sea level fingerprints will provide information on where sea level rises faster and therefore the coastline is more vulnerable to storm surge.”

Nature, Oct. 4, 2017
Clinical research: Inequality in medicine
Another way to address the need for more studies to include women is to educate medical students, says Larry Cahill, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine. “They overwhelmingly are not taught about this and want to be,” he says.

Daily Pilot, Oct. 3, 2017
Around Town: UCI hosts event for Latinx students
UC Irvine hosted its La Bienvenida event Friday seeking to help incoming Latinx freshmen and transfer students learn about the campus. More than 500 students attended — many of them the first in their families to attend college — as did all 25 of UCI’s Latinx organizations. Latinx is a gender-neutral term for people of Latin American descent.

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