UCI News

Daily Pilot, Aug. 31, 2016
UCI study could eventually help people with sleep disorders, researchers say
A study led by UC Irvine scientists involving animals may someday lead to treatments for people with insomnia and other sleep disorders, the researchers say. As the team – led by Qun-Yong Zhou, a UCI professor of pharmacology – studied the sleeping and waking patterns of mice and monkeys, the group determined that the patterns were not governed by a specific portion of the brain commonly thought to be the body’s “master clock.”

The Economist, Aug. 27, 2016
The empty crib
In China 80 percent of our respondents say that two children is ideal …. Many will not manage two, says Wang Feng, a demographer at the University of California, [Irvine]. China’s fertility rate has fallen to 1.6, which Mr. Feng ascribes mostly to urbanization, rising university attendance and the opportunity cost of having babies in a country that is quickly becoming richer.

The Scientist, Sept. 1, 2016
Sensory biology around the animal kingdom
“If you live underwater, the water is often moving with respect to your body, and it’s carrying the environment with it,” says University of California, Irvine, biologist Matt McHenry, who studies the lateral line sense in fish. “To have some sense of where it’s going and how fast it’s going seems pretty fundamental. It makes a lot of sense that they would be tuned in to flow.”

U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 31, 2016
Trump’s real Mexico goal
Indeed, Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies at the University of California, Irvine told The Arizona Republic: “His goal, I think, is to give the image or patina that he is being moderate to white, suburban voters when he is not changing his underlying position at all.”

Orange County Register, Sept. 1, 2016
Keep the Johnson Amendment
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: Charitable organizations, including religious organizations, that are tax exempt should not be engaged in partisan political activity. Tax deductible charitable contributions should not be used to fund campaigns.

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