Month: October 2013

New Al Irwin Academic Center to provide UCI student-athletes enhanced resources

With the opening of the Al Irwin Academic Center on Oct. 30, UC Irvine student-athletes will benefit from expanded space and technologies for first-class academic support services.

Microbleeds important to consider in brain-related treatments, UCI neurologist says

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 — As growing numbers of America’s baby boomers reach retirement, neuroscientists are expanding their efforts to understand and treat one of the leading health issues affecting this population: age-related neurological deterioration, including stroke and dementia. One factor coming under increased study is cerebral microbleeds, experienced by nearly 20 percent of people […]

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UC Irvine helps foreign students transition to So Cal life with mentors, workshops and activities

UCI vice chancellor addresses congressional subcommittee about ‘innovation deficit’

John Hemminger, vice chancellor for research at UC Irvine, today addressed the congressional Subcommittee on Energy and called for increased support of fundamental science research to address an emerging innovation deficit in the U.S. “The strong support from Congress and the American people for fundamental scientific research and higher education has been responsible for the […]

The spooky side of science

In the spirit of Halloween, we offer a witches’ brew of peculiar probes and freaky findings by UCI researchers

Grafted limb cells acquire molecular ‘fingerprint’ of new location, UCI study shows

Cells triggering tissue regeneration that are taken from one limb and grafted onto another acquire the molecular “fingerprint,” or identity, of their new location, UC Irvine developmental biologists have discovered. The findings provide a better understanding of how grafted tissue changes its identity to match the host tissue environment during the process of limb regeneration and bring scientists closer to establishing regenerative therapies for humans.

Interfaith advocate Eboo Patel to speak at UCI as part of Living Peace series

EVENT: Eboo Patel, founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core, will talk about the importance of religious pluralism in strengthening our democracy. Patel challenges and inspires people of all faiths to work together to make our world a place where diverse traditions can thrive side by side. WHEN/WHERE:   7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, (doors open at […]

UCI-led study documents heavy air pollution in Canadian area with cancer spikes

Levels of contaminants higher than in some of the world’s most polluted cities have been found downwind of Canada’s largest oil, gas and tar sands processing zone, in a rural area where men suffer elevated rates of cancers linked to such chemicals.

Shocktoberfest hits the big time

UCI starts basketball practices with its tallest men’s team ever

UCI professor wins prestigious Swiss award for work on childhood poverty

UC Irvine’s Greg Duncan, a leading scholar in the field of early childhood education and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been awarded the 2013 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for his groundbreaking work on the lasting effects of childhood poverty on learning. Bestowed by the Zurich-based Jacobs Foundation, the honor comes with 1 million Swiss francs ($1.09 million).