Month: June 2013

UCI researchers awarded $2.27 million to create novel diabetes treatments

Two UC Irvine research groups have received $2.27 million from the JDRF to develop innovative methods of treating and possibly curing Type 1 diabetes.

UCI professor’s search-software company establishes higher ed discount program

Chen Li, computer science professor, and his team created a search widget after the Haiti earthquake that helped families locate lost relatives. It became the basis for a business, SRCH2, which is now offering the technology at a reduced rate to charities and universities.

Kaba Modern performing

Majoring in Kaba Modern

Hip-hop crews come of age on campus

On the cutting edge of the cosmos

Recent astronomical discoveries confirm UCI researchers’ role as galactic groundbreakers

Americans’ vitamin D levels are highest in August, lowest in February, study shows

Irvine, Calif. June 21, 2013 – UC Irvine and Mayo Clinic researchers have found that vitamin D levels in the U.S. population peak in August and bottom out in February. The essential vitamin – necessary for healthy bones – is produced in the skin upon exposure to ultraviolet B rays from the sun. Vitamin D helps […]

UCI again ranks first among US universities younger than 50

“As we near our 50th anniversary, this recognition shows that we’ve fulfilled the vision articulated by our founding chancellor, Daniel G. Aldrich Jr., when he dedicated the campus,” said current Chancellor Michael V. Drake.

UCI wins international award for energy-efficient laboratory program

Less energy use and more safety measures makes for smarter labs, and a conference of international technicians has taken notice.

Herbal extract boosts fruit fly lifespan by nearly 25 percent, UCI study finds

The herbal extract of a yellow-flowered mountain plant long used for stress relief was found to increase the lifespan of fruit fly populations by an average of 24 percent, according to UC Irvine researchers.

Sprigs of Lavender, a Lemon and an Apple

Using the ordinary to achieve the extraordinary

At-home therapy with common household items yields notable gains among children with autism

Scott Sellars

More than a weatherman

Public Impact Fellow Scott Sellars is developing a better way to predict precipitation