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UC study links brain inflammation triggered by chronic pain to anxiety and depression

Brain inflammation caused by chronic nerve pain alters activity in regions that regulate mood and motivation, suggesting for the first time that a direct biophysical link exists between long-term pain and the depression, anxiety and substance abuse seen in more than half of these patients, UC Irvine and UCLA researchers report.

Charles Limoli

Long-term galactic cosmic ray exposure leads to dementia-like cognitive impairments

What happens to an astronaut’s brain during a mission to Mars? Nothing good. It’s besieged by destructive particles that can forever impair cognition, according to a UC Irvine radiation oncology study appearing in the May 1 edition of Science Advances.

Jean Gehricke

Exploring the ADHD-autism link

Jean Gehricke’s research is revealing similarities between the two disorders and suggesting new treatment approaches

Presence of heart pouch may explain strokes of unknown origin, UCI study finds

Anatomical variant could promote stagnation of blood, forming clots that migrate

Gordon McLaren & Christine McLaren

Forging ahead in the fight against hemochromatosis

Christine and Gordon McLaren’s research advances are improving the prognosis for a hereditary blood-iron overload disorder

Dr. J. Jay Gargus

UCI turning the corner on autism

Center unites multidisciplinary experts in drug discovery effort

Multiple, short learning sessions strengthen memory formation in fragile X syndrome

A learning technique that maximizes the brain’s ability to make and store memories may help overcome cognitive issues seen in fragile X syndrome, a leading form of intellectual disability, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists.

Four from UCI named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows

Four UC Irvine researchers in the areas of medicine, computer science, biological sciences and physics have been made fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

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How to keep the ‘happy’ in the holidays

UCI psychiatrist Jody Rawles says the key to reducing seasonal stress is setting realistic expectations

UCI, UCLA awarded $8 million to launch collaborative stem cell clinic

In a first-of-its-kind alliance, UC Irvine’s Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center and UCLA’s Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research have received a five-year, $8 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine to establish a CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic.