Month: May 2015

Professor Henry Klassen

FDA greenlights UCI clinical trial of treatment for blinding disease

A first-of-its-kind stem cell-based treatment for retinitis pigmentosa developed by UC Irvine’s Dr. Henry Klassen, Dr. Jing Yang and colleagues has received consent from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use in a clinical trial.

UCI study finds link between acute stress response to disaster and previous exposure to traumatic events

Psychology & social behavior professor Roxane Cohen Silver’s work sheds light on human resilience after natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Her latest study, co-authored with doctoral graduate in psychology & social behavior Dana Garfin and associate professor of nursing science E. Alison Holman,  examines the relationship between acute stress responses to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings […]

Students from UCI’s Improv Revolution and Live Nude People (With Clothes On)

Funny business

UCI’s Improv Revolution presents Coup de Comedy Festival 2015, honoring Keegan-Michael Key, May 6-9

Students with UCI's Data Science Initiative

UCI gets $1.25 million NASA grant to create research opportunities for Cal State L.A. minority students

NASA has awarded UCI $1.25 million as part of a new $5 million center at Cal State Los Angeles for STEM education, with an emphasis on minority students in areas such as climate change, hydrology, computational physics and data science.

Ashley Fong

Ashley Fong wins Grad Slam

She explains how to mend a broken heart – with stem cells – at first UCOP competition for grad students

Shaking up the future

UCI grad students are investigating ways to make earthquakes less destructive

Charles Limoli

Long-term galactic cosmic ray exposure leads to dementia-like cognitive impairments

What happens to an astronaut’s brain during a mission to Mars? Nothing good. It’s besieged by destructive particles that can forever impair cognition, according to a UC Irvine radiation oncology study appearing in the May 1 edition of Science Advances.

Ashley Fong

How can you mend a broken heart?

Let Ashley Fong tell you. It’s the pitch the UCI doctoral student will make at the UCOP Grad Slam competition