Day: April 15, 2015

34 UCI students win Graduate Research Fellowships

UCI’s Department of Chemistry has received nine Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation – among 34 bestowed campuswide and 2,000 nationwide. Another two fellowships went to the Department of Earth System Science, also in the School of Physical Sciences.

UCI turns blue, hosts 5K for Autism Awareness Month

UCI has joined Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue campaign, a global movement in which thousands of iconic landmarks, buildings, hotels, bridges and retail stores replace their outdoor lights with bright blue bulbs throughout April in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.

Neuron Growth

Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, UCI study finds

In a study appearing in The Journal of Neuroscience, UCI neurobiologists report that dietary deficiencies in the type of fatty acids found in fish and other foods can limit brain growth during fetal development and early in life. The findings suggest that women maintain a balanced diet rich in these fatty acids for themselves during pregnancy and for their babies after birth.