Day: May 29, 2013

UCI-led MRSA study slashes deadly infections in sickest hospital patients

Using germ-killing soap and ointment on all intensive-care unit (ICU) patients can reduce bloodstream infections by up to 44 percent and significantly reduce the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in ICUs. A new Department of Health and Human Services-funded study released today tested three MRSA prevention strategies and found that using germ-killing soap and ointment on all ICU patients was more effective than other strategies.

Laboratory energy-savings program earns green leadership award

UC Irvine’s Smart Labs technology has resulted in an average total energy savings of 61 percent in buildings in which it’s been installed, and the state of California took notice.

UC Irvine earns STARS gold rating for sustainability achievements

The new program measures and encourages responsible stewardship of Earth’s resources in all aspects of higher education.

UCI researchers find synthetic compound effective in anti-obesity study

Irvine, Calif., May 29, 2013 — Scientists at UC Irvine have discovered that a synthetic compound originally derived from a sun anemone toxin enhances metabolic activity and shows potential as a treatment for obesity and insulin resistance. The findings, published online this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, present the first evidence that the […]

Mexican American mothers’ immigration status affects children, grandchildren

Irvine, Calif., May 29, 2013 – Mexican American mothers’ formal immigration status influences the educational achievement of their children and even their grandchildren, according to a new study led by a UC Irvine sociologist. Researchers found – based on a large‐scale survey of young, second‐generation Mexican American adults in Los Angeles – that those whose mothers were authorized […]