Day: June 19, 2014

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 […]

Air pollution pioneer James Pitts has died

Irvine, Calif., June 19, 2014 – James Pitts, a University of California researcher who helped uncover the dangers of air pollution blanketing Greater Los Angeles and who worked tirelessly to clear the air worldwide, has died. Pitts, 93, died of natural causes in his sleep today at his Irvine home, said his wife and fellow […]