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.
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.
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.