Month: March 2011

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI MIND study finds plaque-blocking compound that may aid Alzheimer’s treatments

Researchers with the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) have discovered how a novel compound can reduce the accumulation of brain plaques seen in Alzheimer’s disease without the side effects produced by any current drugs used for the chronic neurodegenerative disease.

Colorectal cancer: ‘Don’t be embarrassed to death’

UC Irvine Healthcare reminds people not to ignore the health of their digestive tract during Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.

UC Irvine supports Japanese relief efforts

Links provided to international, national, local and campus organizations and individuals mobilizing to provide relief to those affected

UCI jointly receives CDC grant to combat infections

UC Irvine’s Dr. Susan Huang teams up with Harvard and CDC on grant to combat healthcare-associated infections like MRSA.

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI graduate programs score in US News' top 50

Humanities’ literary criticism program holds top spot in US News & World Report’s annual ranking.

Grants to support UCI elder abuse prevention efforts

Archstone Foundation and UniHealth Foundation grants will allow the university to continue its innovative work.

Distinguished Professor Brian Skyrms

Extraordinarius winner shares his philosophy

Brian Skyrms, winner of the 2011 Extraordinarius award, discusses the finer points of social contract theory.

A “mathlete” competes in Mathcounts regionals

UCI hosts middle school ‘mathletes’

Students exercise their computational skills in regional round of nationwide competition.

UCI alum reaches kids through art

J.H. Everett, who holds multiple degrees from UCI, turned a hobby into a career – helping needy local kids in the process.

Arboretum is no garden-variety greenhouse

UCI Arboretum showcases diverse plants of California as well as exotic African bulb flowers.