When they arrived at UC Irvine Medical Center, the two dozen Silverado High School students seemed unsure about what was ahead.
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.
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.
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.
Experts on everything from reconstructing the human hand to interpreting the U.S. Constitution have joined the UC Irvine faculty in the last year.
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.
This is the second in a three-part series of essays by UC Irvine pediatrician Dr. Dan Cooper on children and exercise.
Inequality literally is making people sick, says Michael Montoya, UC Irvine anthropology and Chicano/Latino studies assistant professor.
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.