Health

first place winner in the ''First Steps'' category.

Work it, baby

When a developing baby delivers that first kick inside the womb, it’s a moment of elation for Mom that’s hard to beat.

Fallen items on the ground in front of a car

Halloween’s mean streets

The potential for automobile versus trick-or-treater accidents is more pronounced this year, says Dr. Frederico Vaca, because Halloween falls on a Friday – prime party time.

Rendering of Sue & Bill Gross Hall

Stem cell research advances

UC Irvine broke ground today on a new stem cell research building that will strengthen and unify this fast-growing field on campus and throughout Southern California.

A glimmer of excitement lit students' eyes as they explored healthcare professions

Medical students for a day

When they arrived at UC Irvine Medical Center, the two dozen Silverado High School students seemed unsure about what was ahead.

Dr. Arthur Lander

Explaining life through systems biology

UC Irvine is a hot spot for systems biology, a new approach to learning why the human body and other organisms work the way they do.

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.