Day: October 26, 2018

UCI MIND gets grant to identify compounds that reduce brain damage seen in Alzheimer’s

The UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Orange County Community Foundation’s S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund. The money will support the testing of 1,200+ FDA-approved compounds to gauge their effectiveness in preventing microglia from destroying brain synapses. Such damage “is seen frequently in patients with Alzheimer’s […]

Toshiki Tajima wins prestigious physics prize

The American Physical Society has awarded Toshiki Tajima, UCI’s Norman Rostoker Chair in Applied Physics, the 2019 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators. APS highlighted his fundamental contributions to the invention and realization of laser wakefield acceleration in plasma physics. Applications include ultrafast radiolysis for research in radiation chemistry, brilliant X-rays […]