Day: December 19, 2012

Broadcom Foundation funds graduate fellowships at School of Engineering

The Broadcom Foundation has pledged $400,000 over two years to establish graduate fellowships at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

UC Irvine study of leaping toads reveals muscle-protecting mechanism

UC Irvine biology Emanuel Azizi found that toads possess a neuromuscular response that’s specific to the intensity of a landing – a mechanism that protects muscles from injury upon impact. The findings have implications for improving rehabilitation programs for people with neuromuscular deficiencies.

State board awards $2.833 million for desert research center improvements

The California Wildlife Conservation Board has awarded $2.833 million in Proposition 84 funds for new construction at UC Irvine’s Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center in Borrego Springs.