Month: July 2014

Strict genomic partitioning by biological clock separates key metabolic functions

Irvine, Calif., July 31, 2014 — Much of the liver’s metabolic function is governed by circadian rhythms – our own body clock – and UC Irvine researchers have now found two independent mechanisms by which this occurs. The study, published online today in Cell, reveals new information about the body clock’s sway over metabolism and […]

UCI professor edits book offering solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Mark LeVine, professor of history at UC Irvine, has edited a book proposing an entirely new, out-of-the-box approach to resolving the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One Land, Two States: Israel & Palestine as Parallel States (University of California Press) features almost a dozen leading scholars, policymakers and activists from Israel, Palestine, Europe and the U.S. exploring […]

Walkabout for water

Twelve UC undergrads go Down Under to study Aussie approaches to drought, conservation and resource management

Money magazine judges UCI 32nd in nation for best-value education

Irvine, Calif., July 28, 2014 — UC Irvine ranks 32nd for educational value among the top 665 four-year colleges in the nation in Money magazine’s Best Colleges survey results, announced today. UCI ranks ninth among all public universities and second in a special subcategory called “value added,” which rated each college on the economic and […]

Thompson receives CIRM bridge funding to support effort to find treatments for Huntington's disease

Leslie Thompson of the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center has been awarded $505,717 by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to continue her CIRM-funded effort to create stem cell treatments for Huntington’s disease.

Parched West is using up underground water, UCI, NASA find

A new study by University of California, Irvine and NASA scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.

UCI, NASA experts predict quiet year for Amazon fires

Based on a variety of satellite data, UC Irvine and NASA researchers expect Amazon forests this year to see a below-average wildfire season.

Gene inhibitor, salmon fibrin restore function lost in spinal cord injury

A therapy combining salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor into the brain restored voluntary motor function impaired by spinal cord injury, scientists at UC Irvine’s Reeve-Irvine Research Center have found.

The facts behind science fiction

With Comic-Con looming, UCI professor says our fascination with superheroes provides fertile ground for teaching fundamentals of physics

UCI researchers find epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders

Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain’s prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, according to UC Irvine scientists.