Month: June 2012

Human model of Huntington’s disease created from skin’s stem cells

An international consortium of Huntington’s disease experts, including several from the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UC Irvine, has generated a human model of the deadly inherited disorder directly from the skin cells of affected patients. The re-created neurons, which live in a petri dish, will help researchers better understand what […]

Cynthia Lakon wins NIH grant to study adolescent social networks

The assistant professor of public health will utilize the $400,000 to research the influence of peers and emotional ties on substance use.

Elizabeth Cauffman's research cited in Supreme Court decision

SCOTUS strikes down mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles, referencing the UCI professor’s developmental psychology findings.

Charles Jock

Road to London ends

With his win in the NCAA 800 meters, Charles Jock became the first Anteater in 34 years to win an individual title. But his attempt to make the 2012 Olympic team fell just short.

UCI will head a $12.5 million Intel social computing center

UCI will head a $12.5 million Intel social computing center that will employ social scientists, computer scientists and Intel researchers working side by side.

UCI surgeons implant tiny eye telescope

Vision is restored in macular degeneration patients using a miniature implantable telescope to mitigate effects of the eye disease.

Prototype of the blended-wing-body jet

No mere flight of fancy

As a child, Robert Liebeck loved tinkering with model airplanes. The UC Irvine adjunct professor of mechanical & aerospace engineering is still at it — but now he’s working on a much different kind of model, one that could revolutionize air travel. Called the blended wing body, the concept results in aircraft that look more like […]

Susan V. Bryant named UCI interim provost

Acclaimed scientist and respected leader has served the campus for 40 years and knows it well.

Thompson tapped as first editor of Huntington's disease journal

UCI neuroscientist will helm quarterly publication featuring original research in basic science, translational research and clinical studies.

Jennifer Skeem

Understanding psychopaths

Jennifer Skeem stresses that the condition is shaped by the complex interaction of both environmental and genetic factors.