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The facts behind science fiction

The facts behind science fiction

With Comic-Con looming, UCI professor says our fascination with superheroes provides fertile ground for teaching fundamentals of physics

Outside the box

Outside the box

Director of UCI’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program prods students to learn from the world beyond the classroom

Predicting epilepsy

Predicting epilepsy

Biomarker indicates which victims of febrile seizures will later develop the brain disorder

For caterpillars, diet is destiny

For caterpillars, diet is destiny

Study by researchers at UCI and Wesleyan show picky eaters with limited palates hide better from birds

UCI in the News

  • Zocalo Public Square, Jul 22, 2014 2:41 pm

    Orange County was not immune to the 1960s

    UC Irvine was one of three new campuses to open between 1960 and 1965. President Lyndon B. Johnson presided at the UC Irvine dedication.
  • Orange Coast Magazine, Jul 22, 2014 2:41 pm

    Erasing Pereira

    A walk through the UC Irvine campus today still shows us Pereira’s ideas for California’s golden future as seen on the first day of classes in October 1965.  PDF
  • Chicago Tribune, Jul 22, 2014 2:41 pm

    Google Glass: Paramedics’ next tool

    At $1,500 a pair, Glass is less expensive than some videoconferencing equipment used by hospitals that can cost $10,000 to $40,000. "By hospital equipment standards, Google Glass is a steal," said UCI medical school associate dean Dr. Warren Wiechmann. PDF  
  • Orange County Register, Jul 22, 2014 2:40 pm

    Families that play together … stay together

    While social media can help keep family members connected, overuse takes away from meaningful family time, said Stephanie M. Reich, an associate professor of education at UC Irvine.
  • NBC, Jul 22, 2014 2:40 pm

    Today in LA – sleep research

    Researchers at UC Irvine and Michigan State University found that people who are deprived of a night's sleep more likely to have distorted memories of events than those who are fully rested.  
  • Popular Science, Jul 22, 2014 2:40 pm

    Squid protein could help brains ‘talk’ to computers

    The fact that it is biological and flexible means that it may be better than existing materials for integrating into the human body, and with a lower chance of being rejected, the researchers (from UC Irvine) said.
  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Jul 22, 2014 2:39 pm

    Epigenetic link to neuropsychiatric disorders discovered

    “Genes previously linked to schizophrenia seem to be dependent on the controlled release of dopamine at specific locations in the brain. Interestingly, this study shows that altered dopamine levels can modify gene activity through epigenetic mechanisms despite the absence of genetic mutations of the DNA” said UC Irvine professor Emiliana Borrelli.
  • The New York Times, Jul 21, 2014 4:11 pm

    Probiotic logic vs. gut feelings

    As researchers at the Institute for Immunology at UC Irvine have written, intestinal micro-organisms play “an important role in the development of the gut immune system, digestion of food ... and resistance to colonization from pathogenic microorganisms.”
  • NPR, Jul 21, 2014 4:11 pm

    States that raised minimum wage see faster job growth, report says

    There are competing schools of thought among economists on the impact of raising the minimum wage .... UC Irvine economist David Neumark, argues there is an adverse effect.  
  • ABC News, Jul 21, 2014 4:10 pm

    Supreme Court delays benefits for Utah gay couples

    The Supreme Court's order doesn't apply to any other states, but it could foretell how the high court would deal with similar situations elsewhere, said Douglas NeJaime, a UC Irvine law professor.
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