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Do other animals get heart attacks? CSUSB professor is one of the experts who weighs in
Live Science
May 9, 2021

Tomasz Owerkowicz, CSUSB professor of biology, was interviewed for an article that asked whether animals get heart attacks as humans do. The article said, “Nonhuman animals experience other cardiac problems, but as far as scientists know, heart attacks are rare in other creatures.”

The article also said there haven’t been a lot of experiments examining this question.

"There's very little [in the scientific literature] about heart attacks in anything that's not mammalian," Owerkowicz, a comparative vertebrate physiologist, told Live Science. "You can observe [that] an animal has suddenly died. But very rarely would you actually perform the autopsy and look for blockages in the coronary arteries. We just don't know whether other animals suffer heart attacks."  

Owerkowicz and Flavio Fenton, a professor of physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology who studies the electrical aspects of both human and other animal species' hearts, are collaborating on experiments on heart attacks in the alligator, Live Science reported.

Read the complete article at “Do other animals get heart attacks?

CSUSB professor posts third article in his series, ‘Is Life a Solo Journey?’
Psychology Today
May 10, 2021

Anthony Silard, associate professor of public administration, posted part three of a four-part series, “Is Life a Solo Journey?” in the Art of Living Free blog on the Psychology Today website. He wrote about the most important took we need to make it through challenging times.

“So how can we go forward in life’s challenging moments?” Silard wrote. “As I advised my friend who has been grieving his wife, we can acknowledge that romantic or companionate love is only one of love’s many forms. In line with the Zimbabwean proverb ‘If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing,’ I would add: If you are alive, you can love.”

Read the complete article at “Is Life a Solo Journey?”


CSUSB professor discusses Arab-Israeli normalization
Tehran Times (Iran)
May 9, 2021

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed by the newspaper about the Arab-Israeli “normalization” process, which refers to the effort to the peace efforts by some Arab League nations to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.

“The normalization process between some Arab countries and Israel is only as tenable as the governments that have participated,” he said. “As such, so-called ‘normalization’ between a colonialist apartheid rogue state and despotic monarchies beholden to the United States and completely detached from domestic popular opinion will not result in the security and stability the process is ostensibly designed to achieve. The concept of ‘normalization’ between expansionist Zionism and regional monarchial despotisms is inherently oxymoronic."

Read the complete article at “Selling out Palestine will not result in regional security and stability.”

CSUSB professor comments on how white supremacists use social justice language to promote bigotry
The Daily Beast
May 11, 2021

An article about how some white supremacists are claiming that hate crimes are targeting white people included comments by Brian Levin of California State University, San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

“When I started working in this field in the ’80s, Black-on-white crime listings were still a major feature of Klan periodicals, and similar literature,” Levin – who directs the center that compiled the recent report on anti-Asian hate crimes – told The Daily Beast. 

Later in the article, Levin said that more mainstream right-wing lists take pains to avoid old tropes about inherent violence or sub-human status of non-whites. Instead, they’re usually offered as so-called evidence that racial justice initiatives are just creating a culture of division and animus.

Read the complete article at “‘Anti-White Watch’ is the racist answer to surging hate crimes.”

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