The Register: We know you all want to shove AI where the sun doesn’t shine. And that’s exactly where it’s going – detecting prostate cancer

The Register: We know you all want to shove AI where the sun doesn’t shine. And that’s exactly where it’s going – detecting prostate cancer . “A team of radiologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, built a convolutional neural network to analyse MRI scans of male nether regions and detect signs of the cancer. These types scans are a lot less invasive method than doctors delicately delving in to collect tissue for biopsies.”

Newswise: Living Donation Storytelling Project Launches Digital Library on National Donate Life Day, April 12, 2019

Newswise: Living Donation Storytelling Project Launches Digital Library on National Donate Life Day, April 12, 2019. “The Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) at UCLA will launch the Living Donation Storytelling Project, a unique digital library of stories of people sharing their real experiences as living donors, recipients of living donor kidney transplants, and those in need of transplants. The launch of this pioneering health education tool coincides with National Donate Life (Blue & Green) Day, as part of a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness of kidney disease and make it easy for anyone to learn and share about living donation.”

UCLA: UCLA to restore student films involving The Doors’ Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison

UCLA: UCLA to restore student films involving The Doors’ Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison. “The pair, who met on campus when Morrison was a senior and Manzarek was a graduate student, became household names by the late 60s, along with bandmates Robby Krieger and John Densmore, and their early artistic endeavors as movie makers are at risk of being forgotten as time takes its toll on the original reels….With this in mind, the UCLA Film and Television Archive launched the Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison Preservation Project. The campaign being conducted on UCLA Spark, UCLA’s crowdfunding platform, began Feb. 12 on what would have been Manzarek’s 80th birthday. It closes April 1. To date, nearly $40,000 has been raised.”

UCLA: UC engaged in necessary fight for open access to research-based knowledge

Daily Bruin: UC engaged in necessary fight for open access to research-based knowledge. “Academic publishing has been monetized and is increasingly inaccessible. Subscription-based journals with research from public universities often are paid for by taxpayers, yet aren’t always available to the public. Publishing has become concentrated in a small number of journals that can control and set extremely high price points for the entire industry. This puts academic journals and research faculty in a difficult situation.”

UCLA: UCLA Library to host digital archive of ancient Arabic and Syriac manuscripts

UCLA: UCLA Library to host digital archive of ancient Arabic and Syriac manuscripts. “The UCLA Library and Early Manuscripts Electronic Library have partnered with St. Catherine’s Monastery to digitize and publish online on an open access basis some 1,100 rare and unique Syriac and Arabic manuscripts dating from the fourth to the 17th centuries.”

UCLA: UCLA researchers use search engines, social media to predict syphilis trends

UCLA: UCLA researchers use search engines, social media to predict syphilis trends. “Two studies from the UCLA-based University of California Institute for Prediction Technology, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, found an association between certain risk-related terms that Google and Twitter users researched or tweeted about and subsequent syphilis trends that were reported to the CDC. The researchers were able to pinpoint these cases at state or county levels, depending on the platform used.”

My Modern Met: UCLA’s Virtual Library Hosts Over 1,800 Vintage Children’s Books for Free

I have posted about children’s books before but this one is new-to-me. From MyModernMet: UCLA’s Virtual Library Hosts Over 1,800 Vintage Children’s Books for Free. “If you’re a fan of children’s books, prepare to lose hours browsing through the virtual UCLA Children’s Book Collection. The digital archive hosts over 1,800 children’s fiction, poems, and educational books dating from 1728 to 1999. From fairy tale classics such a Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this collection will take you right back to your childhood.”