Day: February 12, 2013

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation awards UCI’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute $3 million for retinal degeneration research

The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, which is part of UC Irvine Health, has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for fellowships and instruments that advance research to prevent blindness caused by such diseases as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

Epilepsy conference to focus on traditional, alternative and customized treatments

UC Irvine epilepsy conference for healthcare professionals, patients and the public will address emerging roles of exercise, sleep and cognitive training and examine ways to integrate these activities into comprehensive treatment plans. Renowned epilepsy researcher Tallie Z. Baram, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss stress and epilepsy.

Middle East river basin has lost Dead Sea-sized quantity of water

Already strained by water scarcity and political tensions, the arid Middle East along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is losing critical water reserves at a rapid pace, from Turkey upstream to Syria, Iran and Iraq below.