The immune system is the body’s military force, assigned to protect against disease and infection. But sometimes, the T cells and B cells that carry out this vital mission turn against their host and mistakenly attack healthy tissue in a process called autoimmunity.
The field of public health looks at the big picture, and that image is coming into focus at UC Irvine as its Program in Public Health marks its greatest growth stage in its young, five-year history.
Experts on everything from reconstructing the human hand to interpreting the U.S. Constitution have joined the UC Irvine faculty in the last year.
There’s no shortage of political opinion at UC Irvine, and a number of campus groups and student organizations have organized events where those opinions can be heard.
Call it the little state with the big reach. Rhode Island is touching UC Irvine in a big way by selecting Ron Carlson’s “Five Skies” as its statewide reading pick for 2009.
Toxins in food often have a bad, bitter taste that makes people want to spit them out. It’s one way the body defends itself.
This is the second in a three-part series of essays by UC Irvine pediatrician Dr. Dan Cooper on children and exercise.
Inequality literally is making people sick, says Michael Montoya, UC Irvine anthropology and Chicano/Latino studies assistant professor.
Sparking breakthrough discoveries and tackling issues of importance to people in their daily lives is the goal of UC Irvine’s $1 billion fundraising campaign.