UCI News

The Washington Post, Oct. 26, 2015
Why are doctors afraid of the word “death”?
Aaron Kheriaty is an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the medical ethics program at University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. … Doctors need to learn to accompany their patients through the dying process. If death is seen as the last enemy of medicine, then doctors will lose every time.

Time, Oct. 27, 2015
Inside the Pentagon’s effort to build a killer robot
If Dr. Garrett Kenyon’s Los Alamos laboratory represents the future of the mind, the laboratory of Dr. Susan V. Bryant and Dr. David M. Gardiner at the University of California, Irvine, represents the future of the human body.

The Washington Post, Oct. 26, 2015
Why age discrimination is worse for women
Study authors David Neumark and Ian Burn of the University of California, Irvine and Patrick Button of Tulane University [wrote] … “Age discrimination laws do less to protect older women who may suffer from both age and sex discrimination.”

HealthDay, Oct. 26, 2015
Scientists explore role of ‘love hormone’ in boosting social ties
University of California, Irvine, researchers theorize that manipulating the supply of anandamide — sometimes called the “bliss hormone” — might benefit people who have social challenges, including those with autism.

Time, Oct. 22, 2015
Inside the quest for fusion clean energy’s holy grail (PDF)
Michl Binderbauer is one of the co-founders of Tri Alpha …. He has a Ph.D. in physics from UC Irvine. … The driving force behind the founding of Tri Alpha was a physicist at UC Irvine named Norman Rostoker. Rostoker, …. anybody who talks about him ends up using the word maverick sooner or later.

Slate, Oct. 26, 2015
No more pencils, no more books
ALEKS wasn’t originally designed to revive the fortunes of the textbook industry. The software − whose name stands for Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces − was developed by a team of mathematicians, cognitive scientists, and software engineers at UC Irvine in the 1990s, with support from a National Science Foundation grant.