February 21, 2024

Dr. Merzenich returns to Public Television

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — The science of brain plasticity is the subject of special documentary program for public television entitled “Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich,” which will begin airing nationwide next week. Dr. Merzenich is the co-founder of Posit Science, which makes the BrainHQ brain exercise and assessment apps. The program will delve into […]

Former med school Dean accused of sex, drug scandal rocks USC

From WN The current dean of USC’s medical school announced that they were opening up a number of internal investigations into the conduct of the former dean after The Los Angeles Times reported that he had criminal associations with drug abusers who often did methamphetamine and other drugs with him. “These allegations, if they are […]

CBP advises on summer travel to the US and the Caribbean

From Caribbean News Now SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Memorial Day weekend kick starts the summer travel season. US Customs and Border Protection has invited travelers to learn the guidelines concerning international arrival at any port of entry, particularly those arriving from international destinations into Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. At the […]

A group of students wants to house the homeless in these light-filled $25,000 tiny homes

By Leanna Garfield from Business Insider Nearly 47,000 people don’t have a home in Los Angeles. Instead, they resort to living on sidewalks, in cars, in campers, or in tents. A group of architecture students from University of Southern California designed affordable homes that are much more liveable. Partnering with city planners and local housing advocates, […]

Wealthiest private colleges

The 20 wealthiest private colleges in America By Emmie Martin, Tanza Loudenback and Alexa Pipia From Business Insider The wealthiest private colleges in America eclipse many corporate giants as financial powerhouses. The endowment for Yale University, for instance, is worth nearly twice as much Macy’s or MGM Resorts. Harvard University — the richest college in […]

Setting a rogue to catch a rogue: the changing face of Lincoln’s Law

By Jennifer Brechbill, Stephanie L Carman & Natalie Theresa Sinicrope Contributed by Hogan Lovells US LLP From ILO Background American Civil War and creation of ‘Lincoln’s Law’ 1943 False Claims Act amendments 1986 False Claims Act amendments 21st century Background The False Claims Act is big business for the US government. Since January 2009, the […]

US Court: Student punished for USC sex assault didn’t receive Due Process

By Ross Todd, from The Recorder SAN FRANCISCO — Wading into the fraught issue of sex crimes on college campuses, a state appeals court has reversed the suspension of a male USC student accused of participating in a group sexual assault against a female student. The Second District Court of Appeal held that the male […]

Motion to dismiss FinCEN complaint against former MoneyGram CCO denied

By David E Teitelbaum, Joel D Feinberg, Stephen Wallant Contributed by Sidley Austin LLP From International Law Office Introduction On January 8 the District Court for the District of Minnesota denied the motion of defendant Thomas E Haider to dismiss the federal government’s complaint seeking to hold Haider personally liable for violations of the Bank […]

Don’t fry your meat — here’s why

From Johns Hopkins Health Alerts It’s not just what eat, it’s how you cook it. Research from the University of Southern California (USC) and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) reports that cooking red meats at high temperatures, especially pan-fried red meats, may increase the risk of advanced prostate cancer by as much as […]