Month: July 2010

UC Irvine News Brief: Clinical trial of UCI-created stem cell treatment gets FDA go-ahead

Geron Corp. will conduct the world’s first clinical trial of a human embryonic stem cell-based therapy in patients with acute spinal cord injury.

Researcher Joy Pixley

Balancing marriage and career

Study finds that patterns of decision making among dual-earner couples have predictable long-range outcomes.

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI immunological study finds earlier way to diagnose MS

Research led by Yufen Qin shows that measuring levels of antibodies that inhibit energy production in neurons is more effective than current spinal fluid tests for the disease.

Rozanne Sandri-Goldin

Keeping science funding flowing

Noted virologist Rozanne Sandri-Goldin influences research both in and out of the lab.

Catching waves — on canvas

Alumnus Robb Havassy rides high in the gnarly world of surf art. Although he never took a painting class or intended to be an artist, he’s enjoying the kind of success some only dream about.

Summer program gives grad students an edge

Underrepresented students get a head start on research projects and form bonds in UCI summer prep programs.

UC Irvine News Brief: Men in Blaque strike gold at World Choir Games

Conducted by Joseph Huszti, the 18-voice male ensemble won three gold medals and a championship trophy at the China competition.

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI researchers ride for Alzheimer's breakthrough

Frank LaFerla, David Cribbs, Nabil Dagher, Nick Castello and Rodrigo Medeiros will pedal from Los Angeles to Palm Springs as part of a cross-country effort to make the disease a national priority.

UCI cancer unit earns high-quality-care designation

Practice is first one in state certified by American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Richard Barrington

AirUCI gets teachers pumped up about chemistry

AirUCI summer workshop aims to inspire seventh- to 12th-grade science teachers so they can inspire their own students.