Month: November 2010

Joseph S. Lewis III

New arts dean enjoys creative mix

New arts dean hopes to raise school’s profile by ‘bringing different kinds of people together.’

Dr. Dan Mercola

Finding the ‘fingerprints’ of prostate cancer

Dr. Dan Mercola has identified genetic biomarkers — or “fingerprints” — of prostate cancer that yield specific information about tumors, permitting earlier detection and more effective treatment.

UC Irvine News Brief: James Ellroy leads literary journalism master class

Visiting UCI on Tuesday, Nov. 16, the crime novelist discussed his approach to writing his two memoirs.

Vincent Lang, Scott Mobley and Christine Le

UCI designated Tree Campus USA

Campus’s devotion to its urban forest earns national recognition from Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota.

UC Irvine News Brief: Ricardo Miledi wins prestigious neuroscience award

UCI Distinguished Professor of neurobiology & behavior garners the $25,000 Ralph W. Gerard Prize for outstanding contributions to the field.

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI-created stem cell therapy is basis of groundbreaking proposed trial

StemCells Inc. has filed an application with the Swiss regulatory agency for therapeutic products to conduct the world’s first clinical study of a human neural stem cell-based treatment in chronic spinal cord injury patients.

Tanya Taylor

Women’s soccer beats Wake Forest to advance to Sweet 16 for first time

The UC Irvine women’s soccer team defeated Wake Forest University 2-0 Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UCI advances to the round of 16 for the first time and will host the University of Washington at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at Anteater Stadium.

Body clock controls how body burns fat

UC Irvine researchers’discovery helps explain why people burn fat more efficiently at certain times of day and could lead to new pharmaceuticals for obesity, diabetes and energy-related illnesses.

UC and its employees can’t be sued for official acts

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling also protects faculty speech.

Emiliana Borrelli

Emiliana Borrelli’s French connection aids brain research

Supported by INSERM, her dopamine studies reveal new clues to brain diseases.