Day: June 1, 2012

UCI ranks first in the nation on list of top 100 universities under 50 years old

Times Higher Education analysis puts it fourth among young institutions worldwide.

Isabella Velicogna

Weighing the Earth’s fate

Isabella Velicogna‘s office in UC Irvine’s Croul Hall looks like it belongs to an artist instead of a university scientist. Her paintings and drawings — including charming sketches of mice — adorn the walls, and colorful, handcrafted mobiles dangle from the ceiling. “In my next life, I will be a children’s book illustrator,” says Velicogna, […]

Arif Alikhan

Out of harm’s way

After climbing a narrow stairwell and boarding a small elevator, Arif Alikhan reaches his destination: the top of the old air traffic control tower at Los Angeles International Airport. From the empty perch, he can watch the steady stream of jets, cars and other vehicles pulsing through the airport’s complex maze of roads and runways. […]

James Fallon

From research to reel

Here’s the pitch: A brilliant neuroscientist who can identify psychopaths by studying their brain imaging scans and genetic data makes a startling discovery. After learning there are eight killers among his ancestors — including notorious ax murderer Lizzie Borden, a distant cousin — he finds that he shares their biological predisposition to murder. Mitigating environmental […]

Optical tweezers help researchers uncover key mechanics in cellular communication

Laser microbeam technology called optical tweezers allowed UC Irvine and UCLA researchers to uncover fundamental properties of a molecular signaling system involved with development, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

UCI-created stem cell treatment passes safety phase of clinical trial

Doctors with the Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich report that the surgery, immunosuppression and cell transplants have been well tolerated.