Press Releases

Memory access

Using advanced brain imaging techniques, UCI scientists have discovered that a person’s brain activity while remembering an event is very similar to when it was first experienced, even if specifics can’t be recalled.

Memory art

Nine paintings created through an Alzheimer’s Association program called Memories in the Making are on display at UCI MIND.


Parolees’ release increases neighborhood crime, but residential stability and social service slow the rate.

Game Center researchers to reinvent computer games

Drawing on expertise from computers to art, a new center in Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences will study virtual worlds.

Pipe monitoring

UC Irvine engineers plan to outfit the local water system with sensors that will alert officials when and where pipes crack or break, hastening repair – thanks to nearly $5.7 million over three years from the National Institute of Standards & Technology and several local water groups.

Chemical bonding

A UC Irvine center that aims to make real-time videos of single molecules in action has been awarded $20 million over five years from the National Science Foundation.

India groundwater

Using satellite data, UC Irvine and NASA hydrologists have found that groundwater beneath northern India has been receding by as much as 1 foot per year over the past decade – and they believe human consumption is almost entirely to blame.

Alzheimer's gene

A UC Irvine study has found that a gene called TOMM40 appears twice as often in people with Alzheimer’s disease than in those without it. Alzheimer’s, for which there is no cure, is the leading cause of elderly dementia.

LEED Gold Award

Donald Bren Hall, which houses UC Irvine’s School of Information & Computer Sciences, wins award for “green” building techniques.

Malaria origin

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