Month: June 2010

UCI epidemiologist Dr. Ralph Delfino

Driving research on traffic pollution

Dr. Ralph Delfino and his colleagues in UCI’s School of Medicine are on the forefront of efforts to understand the role of vehicle exhaust in human illnesses.

Needle and a bee

Synthetic antibodies create buzz

In breakthrough, UCI chemists create synthetic antibodies that block dispersion of bee venom in bloodstream.

Bee Toxin

In a breakthrough, UCI chemists create synthetic antibodies that block bee venom.

Aileen Wiglesworth

Uncovering elder abuse

Physical abuse of the elderly has long been difficult to prove because of older people’s propensity to bruise easily and their sometimes-dubious powers of recall, giving perpetrators a handy defense. But thanks to studies by UC Irvine’s Program in Geriatrics, that’s changing. The research has identified bruises most likely caused by abuse and established that […]

UC Irvine News Brief: Professor Deborah Avant to testify on wartime contracting practices

The political science instructor and director of international studies at UCI will be part of a six-witness group with differing views on whether some or all security tasks are “inherently governmental functions” that should not be contracted out to private businesses.

UC Irvine News Brief: Biochemist Andrej Luptak among 21 new Pew Scholars

The assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry will receive $240,000 over four years from the Pew Charitable Trusts to further his search for novel functions of RNA.

UCI to honor Center for Future Health Professionals

Medical outreach program targets high school students in underserved communities.

UCI Healthcare sponsors Orange County’s first Kidney Walk

June 19 event will raise funds for free disease screening in July.

UC Irvine News Brief: Spanish & Portuguese scholar passes away at 66

Professor Juan Bruce-Novoa co-founded UC-Mexicanistas, an international association for the study of Mexican literature and culture housed in the UC system, and published numerous articles on the Ruptura generation of artists, architects and writers in Mexico.

UC Irvine News Brief: Track star Charles Jock earns All-American honors

Designation by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association comes after the sophomore broke UCI’s record in the 800 meters four times this season.