Health

Math model predicts cancer growth

John Lowengrub, mathematics professor and chair, builds computer models to predict tumor growth and evaluate therapy options. The goal: maximize treatment effectiveness and minimize patient suffering.

Indonesian students learning to cope with trauma

Taking coping skills global

Roxane Cohen Silver and Psychology Beyond Borders provide mental healthcare in developing countries after traumatic events.

Elizabeth Munoz

Reaching out to the elderly

Elizabeth Munoz studies how emotions affect the health of seniors.

Faces with clocks projected onto them

Watching the body clock for better health

Paolo Sassone-Corsi is perhaps the world’s leading researcher on the body clock, and what he’s discovered may one day improve human health.

Neuron synapses

Committing single events to memory

A study led by UC Irvine neuroscientist John Guzowski has found that a single brief experience was as effective at activating neurons and genes associated with memory as more repetitive activities.

Freeway traffic

Traffic’s true toll

Dr. Ralph Delfino and Michael Kleinman lead efforts to understand how vehicle exhaust contributes to lung and cardiovascular illnesses. Their work confirms what most Southern Californians know intuitively: Living near a freeway isn’t good idea.

Mary Amasia with her prototype anthrax detection system

Identifying a killer

Doctoral student Mary Amasia’s anthrax detection system permits a more rapid response to a deadly disease.

Meng Yu

Using math to battle hearing loss

Doctoral student Meng Yu is using his academic skills to help the hearing-impaired. He is fine-tuning a set of mathematical computer instructions that pulls apart overlapping voices so a listener can hear each of them distinctly.

biometric device to read hand prints of members

Access recreation center with just a touch

Palm-reading technology allows Anteater Recreation Center members to check in without breaking a sweat.

M.A. Douglas

$21 million gift names hospital

A posthumous gift from a man who values included integrity and service completes fundraising for UC Irvine Medical Center and renames the new hospital.