Month: May 2012

Researchers Aileen Anderson and Brian Cummings

Science, stem cells and serendipity

Serendipity has played a great part in the careers and personal lives of Aileen Anderson and Brian Cummings, the UC Irvine husband-and-wife team that has helped move stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury a giant step forward. They met as undergraduates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cummings would visit his then-girlfriend in her dorm, and […]

Heart disease risk can indicate long-term COPD fate, UCI researchers say

A simple test for heart disease risk can go a long way toward determining the long-term prognosis for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to UC Irvine researchers.

UC Irvine News Brief: Leading Iranian biologists attend campus symposium

Visit by 13 scientists is part of an educational exchange program run by the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academies, and the World Learning organization.

Daniele Piomelli

Finding his bliss

Behind its stylish art deco facade, the Gillespie Neuroscience Research Facility has hosted some of the most important scientific discoveries in UC Irvine’s brief history. From its laboratories came the first stem cell therapies for spinal cord injury, and breakthrough findings by researchers there on the roots of neurodegenerative diseases offer real hope for people with Alzheimer’s […]