Year: 2014

Researcher testing air pollution in the Middle East

Hazy road to Mecca

Severe air pollution spikes during yearly pilgrimage, UCI and others find

Weian Zhao

A sense for biosensors

Weian Zhao has created a device that dramatically improves detection of bacterial and viral invaders in blood samples

Minimum wage increases result in job loss, UCI-led study reaffirms

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 16, 2014 – No matter which way you slice it – or in this case, inflate it – minimum wage increases result in long-term job loss, according to David Neumark, UC Irvine Chancellor’s Professor of economics. That’s the finding of a study published last week in the IZA Journal of Labor Policy. “There has […]

5 students awarded Global Food Initiative fellowships

Five UC Irvine students have been awarded $2,500 fellowships to fund research and related projects that focus on food issues. They’re among 54 University of California students receiving support from the UC president’s Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship Program.

Hazy road to Mecca

Dangerously high levels of air pollutants are being released in Mecca during the hajj, the annual holy pilgrimage in which millions of Muslims on foot and in vehicles converge on the Saudi Arabian city, according to findings reported today at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

Felipe Hernandez

Felipe Hernandez ’13 named Marshall Scholar, one of only 40 nationwide

Felipe Hernandez has become the first UC Irvine graduate in 18 years to win a Marshall Scholarship, which supports two years of study at a British university.

Students in Minority Science Programs rack up 17 awards for research presentations at conferences

UC Irvine undergraduates participating in research training in the Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences’ Minority Science Programs received 17 awards for their research presentations at three national conferences this fall.

Multiple, short learning sessions strengthen memory formation in fragile X syndrome

A learning technique that maximizes the brain’s ability to make and store memories may help overcome cognitive issues seen in fragile X syndrome, a leading form of intellectual disability, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists.

Shedding (fluorescent) light on Ebola

A fluorescent green limb pokes outward from a cell wall under a high-powered microscope. The filament is loaded with VP40, an essential protein in the Ebola virus. The microscope is capturing it budding out in real time. It’s followed by another and another. Those green protrusions may be the means by which the deadly virus […]

UCI catches the volunteer vibe

50th Anniversary Anteater Spirit Rally to kick off two-year effort to rack up 50,000 service hours