Month: September 2012

Study points to potential for improvement in the care, quality of life of epilepsy patients

Epilepsy review by UC Irvine neurologist and colleagues shows that identification and treatment of psychiatric, cognitive and social comorbidities is necessary to enhance quality of care and quality of life.

Temple Grandin to speak at UCI during Disability History Week

The author, professor and livestock industry consultant will share her knowledge of and experience with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

Qing Nie, Xing Dai garner NSF award of $2 million

They will study epithelial tissue development and regulation using mathematical models and systems biology experimental methods.

Boosting natural marijuana-like brain chemicals treats fragile X syndrome symptoms

UC Irvine and European scientists have found that increasing natural marijuana-like chemicals in the brain can help correct behavioral issues related to fragile X syndrome, the most common known genetic cause of autism.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week facts and figures

Physical sciences receives $1.6 million in graduate student funding

Federal grant will support six fellows annually for three years in each of two programs: chemical synthesis and mathematics.

Facts, figures about fall’s new faces

UC Irvine is welcoming new students with a week’s worth of fun events and activities, including a midnight “back to school” shopping trip to Target, a chance to break the dodgeball world record, an evening concert in Aldrich Park and a rally in support of the men’s soccer team.

Fabricating the future

UCI is at the center of the next wave of advanced manufacturing at the Rapid Tech Center, and it shows as federal officials host a related workshop here.

Dodgeball World Record Match

The Sept. 25 effort, which aims to recruit 7,000 participants, will be hosted by Associated Students of UCI.

Lisa Grant Ludwig wins NASA software award for QuakeSim

UCI seismologist’s program models the behavior of earthquake faults to improve forecasting and understanding.