Health

Michael Cahalan, and graduate student researcher Melanie Matheu

Circumventing autoimmunity

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.

Oladele Ogunseitan

Public health: The big picture

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.

New Professors

UCI welcomes new faculty

Experts on everything from reconstructing the human hand to interpreting the U.S. Constitution have joined the UC Irvine faculty in the last year.

Timothy Osborne

Guarding against toxins

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.

Can exercise make kids smarter?

This is the second in a three-part series of essays by UC Irvine pediatrician Dr. Dan Cooper on children and exercise.

Michael Montoya

Fighting poverty with knowledge

Inequality literally is making people sick, says Michael Montoya, UC Irvine anthropology and Chicano/Latino studies assistant professor.

Acupressure bead applied before surgery decreases anxiety in children.

Calming children before surgery

Surgery is stressful for even the calmest patient, but for children it can be particularly traumatic and frightening. For anesthesiologists, soothing anxious children about to enter surgery is a critical part of the job, and Dr. Zeev Kain, anesthesiology & perioperative care chair at UC Irvine, is turning to ancient Chinese medicine for new methods.

Elliot Handler

Mobile medicine

UC Irvine’s Mobile Medicine unit hit the road nearly six years ago, delivering healthcare and specialized geriatric services to senior citizens.

Photo entered in First Steps category

Promoting healthy play

A year has passed since UC Irvine inaugurated the “Children at Play” photo contest to raise awareness about the role of exercise in children’s health and growth.

David Fruman

Biologists attack leukemia

UC Irvine biologists are on the attack against leukemia. A recent study by UCI scientists found a new way to combat a subtype of acute lymphoblastic leukemia that could mitigate side effects and improve cure rates.