UCI study raises questions about long-term brain health after extended spaceflights

Mars-bound astronauts face chronic dementia risk from galactic cosmic ray exposure

What happens to an astronaut’s brain during a mission to Mars? Nothing good. It’s besieged by destructive particles that can forever impair cognition, according to a UC Irvine radiation oncology study appearing in the May 1 edition of Science Advances.

Long-term galactic cosmic ray exposure leads to dementia-like cognitive impairments

Titanium golf clubs can generate sparks, ignite brush in the rough, UCI study finds

Playing with fire

Rey Buack is among 10 percent who survive ruptured aortic aneurysm, thanks to UC Irvine Medical Center surgeons.

Surgical team puts golfer back in the swing

Four other people are known to have survived the kind of spinal injury suffered by Jon Wilhite in a triple-fatality car crash, and everything had to go just right for emergency personnel and UC Irvine Medical Center doctors before this story could be told.

Triumph out of tragedy

As a specialist in skin disorders and cancers, Dr. Janellen Smith sees firsthand what too much sun can do. She stresses that people – especially those in sun-worshipping Southern California – should be aware of the health risks associated with prolonged sun exposure and take proper precautions.

Dark side of the sun