Month: June 2014

UCI Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology forge a research partnership

The Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism at UC Irvine and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have agreed to a partnership to advance research on how genes and metabolism shape our bodies and minds.

Ineffective instructional methods are more apt to be used with math-challenged children

Irvine, Calif., June 26, 2014 – First-grade teachers in the U.S. may need to change their approach to improving the math skills of students who struggle with the subject, according to new research co-authored by UC Irvine education professor George Farkas. The study revealed that teachers in classrooms with higher percentages of math-challenged students are actually more […]

Jackie Raser

Cancer in the crosshairs

Targeted treatment through UC Irvine Health has rendered Jackie Raser’s lung tumor dormant and vastly improved her quality of life

Saying what’s on their minds

Graduate students learn how to overcome nerves and effectively present their research to the public

Novel biomarker predicts febrile seizure-related epilepsy, UCI study finds

A newly discovered biomarker – visible in brain scans for hours after febrile seizures – predicts which individuals will subsequently develop epilepsy, according to UC Irvine researchers. This diagnostic ability could lead to improved use of preventive therapies for the disorder.

The World Cup

UCI cognitive scientist scores big using crowdsourcing to predict World Cup outcome

Algorithms use Ranker data to predict host country Brazil as 2014 soccer champs

UCI event celebrates, supports translational research

UC Irvine’s Institute for Clinical & Translational Science will host its annual Translational Research Day on Friday, June 27.

UCI study finds that learning by repetition impairs recall of details

UC Irvine neurobiologists Zachariah Reagh and Michael Yassa have found that while repetition enhances the factual content of memories, it can reduce the amount of detail stored with those memories. This means that with repeated recall, nuanced aspects may fade away. Their study appears this month in Learning & Memory.

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UCI receives $9.5 million gift

Stacey Nicholas’ Opus Foundation has made a $9.5 million gift to The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine. The donation will establish a $2 million endowed deanship; fund student scholarships and graduate fellowships; and support school programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach. It will also facilitate an ongoing partnership with St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano.

UCI researchers learn how botulism-causing toxin enters bloodstream

Irvine, Calif., June 19, 2014 — UC Irvine School of Medicine researchers have discovered the mechanism by which bacterial toxins that cause food-borne botulism are absorbed through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream. Their study, which appears in the June 20 issue of Science, points to new approaches to blocking this poisonous substance. Botulism is a rare […]