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Jan. 12 - Experts analyze storm effects; cheese and sleep

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Anteater Time Machine: White-gloved cheerleaders watch UCI’s first basketball game, against UC Riverside, in December 1965. UCI won.

Anteater Time Machine: White-gloved cheerleaders watch UCI’s first basketball game, against UC Riverside, in December 1965. UCI won.


In 1983, surging waves from an El Niño storm wrecked the Crystal Pier off Pacific Beach in San Diego.

In 1983, surging waves from an El Niño storm wrecked the Crystal Pier off Pacific Beach in San Diego.

National media turn to UCI experts for storm insights

For stories about the effects of California’s torrential rains, ABC News, The New York Times and other top outlets are relying on UCI experts for analysis and insights. A few examples:

A cheesy solution to insomnia?

What happens when someone eats cheese every day for a week? One of the effects noticed by a health writer was better sleep, an observation confirmed by UCI cognitive scientist Sara Mednick, who said dairy products are nutritionally rich and contain “high amounts of tryptophan, which synthesizes melatonin. Melatonin is the circadian hormone that decreases arousal at night and brings on sleep. So having enough dairy in your daily diet can be a great way to keep your sleep on a steady rhythm."


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Have the recent storms put a dent in California's historic drought?

KCBS (video), Jan. 11
Cited: Amir AghaKouchak, engineering professor

Why the new Alzheimer’s drug is eliciting both optimism and caution

National Geographic, Jan. 11
Cited: Joshua Grill, director of UCI MIND

Your attention span isn't dead — yet. These tips can help restore your ability to focus

Mashable, Jan. 12
Cited: Gloria Mark, Chancellor's Professor of informatics


Peter the Anteater went through a “red” phase in 1991.

Peter the Anteater went through a “red” phase in 1991.

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