Connie Pechmann

Turning teens off smoking

Marketing professor Connie Pechmann targets adolescent tobacco use.

Francisco Ayala

Original source of malaria reported

Researchers have identified what they believe is the original source of malignant malaria: a parasite found in chimpanzees in equatorial Africa.

Mahtab Jafari

On a quest for longevity

Mahtab Jafari puzzles the mysteries of natural compounds and longevity – an investigation that satisfies her longtime obsession with science.

Person jumping in the sunset

Living longer, living better

The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine’s new “Live Longer, Live Better” program incorporates proven complementary and alternative approaches to treating body, mind and spirit and improving overall health.

UC Irvine Medical Center

UC Irvine Medical Center makes ‘Best Hospitals’ list

U.S. News & World Report has named UC Irvine Medical Center one of the nation’s “Best Hospitals” for the ninth year in a row.

Barbara Finlayson-Pitts

Chemists discover ozone-boosting reaction

It’s a recipe for choking smog. Burn tons of fossil fuels. Pump those chemicals into the air where they react on surfaces of buildings and roads. A result is the creation of photochemical smog-forming chlorine atoms, UC Irvine scientists report in a new study.

Five-year-old Sydney Gadol plays with her mother Nancy

Lowering prenatal stress for healthier babies

A UC Irvine research team is investigating correlations between prenatal levels of stress hormones and infant/child learning and behavior. Their Women and Children’s Health and Well-Being Project is among the first large-scale studies on the subject.

Frank LaFerla and Mathew Blurton-Jones

Neural stem cells offer potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

UC Irvine scientists have shown for the first time that neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer’s disease, raising hopes of a potential treatment for the leading cause of elderly dementia that afflicts 5.3 million people in the U.S.

Andrea Tenner

Drug rescues memory lost to Alzheimer’s disease

A drug similar to one used in clinical trials for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis has been found to rescue memory in mice exhibiting Alzheimer’s symptoms. This discovery by UC Irvine scientists offers hope for a new treatment for early stage Alzheimer’s.

Working wonders with workers’ comp

In an era of belt tightening, UC Irvine is ahead of the game when it comes to reducing costs associated with workplace injuries