Browsing: Health

Faculty 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.

Faculty 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.

Faculty 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.

Faculty 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.

Admin 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.

Faculty 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.

Faculty 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.

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