Month: March 2010

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI MIND donation

The Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, or UCI MIND, and its group for graduate students interested in neurological disorders, ReMIND, have received a $12,000 donation from Betty’s Foundation.

UC Irvine News Brief: Hydra genome sequenced

UC Irvine biologists Robert Steele and Hans Bode, along with eight other UCI scientists and an international team of researchers, have sequenced the genome of the hydra.

UC Irvine News Brief: Earth systems science grant

A team of UC Irvine professors has been awarded $3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to assess the below-ground effects of environmental change.

Blog explains science behind the weather

UCI Earth science graduate students created a blog that predicts and explains the science behind Orange County weather.

Yellowthroat warbler

Preserving wetlands for science

San Joaquin wetlands manager William Bretz helps preserve the fragile ecosystem for UCI researchers and students, as well as the creatures that depend on the marsh for survival.

First-year medical student Tommy Hand

International man of medicine

For PRIME-LC student Tommy Hand, healthcare is a platform for advocacy of global human rights.

Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen

Reducing obesity

UCI studies find weight loss surgeries are safer than they used to be and gastric bypass is most effective.

Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte

Sorting cells, saving lives

Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte, UCI doctoral candidate in mechanical & aerospace engineering, won a fellowship to develop a cell-sorting device that will make blood and other tests quicker and cheaper.

UC Irvine News Brief: NIH grant

New stem cell facility gets nearly $13 million in stimulus funds to complete lab space.

UC Irvine News Brief: Environmental award

UCI visiting scholar wins Mexico’s top environmental award.