Month: June 2016

UC Irvine Health review finds nasal dilators effective

Many people turn to nasal strips, clips and stents to help them breathe easier when sleeping or exercising. Third-year UCI medical student Christopher Badger noticed a growing number of clinic patients asking about these dilators, so he decided to review the published research on them. The results appear online June 30 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Badger […]

Climate change’s effect on Rocky Mountain plant is driven by sex

UCI study of valerian is first to detail gender-specific species responses to global warming

Michael Prather

NOAA names Michael Prather to climate assessment panel

Michael Prather, UCI professor of Earth system science, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment by the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration. The panel provides input on climate assessment activities to NOAA, which relays the information to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Prather’s term lasts one year.

UCI Long Institute gets $2.75 million to expand interdisciplinary China research

School of Social Sciences will join effort to foster understanding between US, Asian nation

El Niño could drive intense season for Amazon fires

UCI, NASA analysis suggests higher risk than previous drought years

Academic Senate announces Distinguished Faculty Awards

Eight UCI faculty members will be honored by the Academic Senate at a November ceremony for their accomplishments in teaching, research and public service, the three components of the University of California mission. “Recipients of the Academic Senate’s Distinguished Faculty Awards are selected by the Committee on Scholarly Honors & Awards,” said Alan Terricciano, professor […]

UCI’s James, Mark join panels at prestigious Aspen Ideas Fest

Two of UCI’s most high-profile researchers are featured at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, at which leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of current innovations and issues. On Friday, June 24, UCI vector biologist Anthony James participated in a panel on recent advances in gene editing that have allowed […]

Michael Prather wins Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award

Michael Prather, professor of Earth system science at UCI, has won the California Air Resources Board’s elite Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award for fundamental contributions to the scientific understanding of the role and impacts of various air pollutants and greenhouse gases. His research group integrates global modeling with satellite measurements of the composition and chemistry of […]

In first-ever survey, 36 percent of water polo players report concussions

UCI study points to need for more head protection during practice, further research

UCI epigenetics center hosts Saudi university president

In 2014, UCI’s Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism and the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia forged a partnership to advance research on how genes and metabolism shape our bodies and minds. This far-reaching effort shows the potential to provide a blueprint for personalized medicine, and on June 23, KAUST President […]