Health

Marianne Lovejoy's basset hounds visit patients

Healing paws

Kahuna, a 2-year-old basset hound, parks his body next to the wheelchair of an elderly Latino woman, who takes hold of his neck. Her family talks excitedly in Spanish. It’s the first time she’s used her right hand since suffering a stroke. For Marianne Lovejoy, it’s another example of the healing power of dogs. Lovejoy, […]

UC Irvine Student Center

Student Center design turns green to gold

UC Irvine Student Center earns kudos for its Earth-friendly design and construction, and it’s healthy for students, too.

Jennifer Bates undergoes an ultrasound 26 weeks

A new measure of babies’ health

Current guidelines for normal fetal growth don’t align with the ethnic diversity of the childbearing population. UC Irvine researchers will share a $1.7 million grant to devise new definitions.

Mosquito

Squashing mosquito-borne disease

With a $10,000 award from the UCI Graduate Division, Thomas Gilbreath will study how land-use in Africa affects the mosquito population and spread of malaria. The fellowship supports students whose research could have significant public impact.

students learn bedside manners

A role in medicine

By feigning illness, volunteers introduce medical students to the human side of healthcare.

Michelle Spooner

Songfest sets the stage for hope

“Songfest” a Broadway-style revue starring more than 150 students from 18 fraternities and sororities plays at the Bren Events Center April 24. This year, it raises funds for UC Irvine Medical Center’s Young Adult Cancer Program.

A child doing homework

Landmark children’s study kicks off

The National Children’s Study will begin recruiting future Orange County mothers for the largest and most comprehensive long-term study ever conducted in the United States on child development and health. UC Irvine researchers will lead the effort.

Student groups go for the green

UC Irvine students want to foster a sustainable culture that moves beyond hemp bags and energy-efficient light bulbs.

Masayasu Nomura

Probing the mysteries of living cells

Renowned molecular biologist Masayasu Nomura has devoted his life to probing the mysteries of ribosomes and cell growth.

Candice Odgers

Researcher asks teens: r u drinking?

Psychology and social behavior researcher Candice Odgers uses text messaging to study substance use and exposure among kids.