Press Releases

Meredith Michaels named UCI vice chancellor, planning and budget

Structuring a budget that balances affordability and quality is among her challenges

Ozone chemistry

Burning of fossil fuels pumps chemicals into the air that react on surfaces such as buildings and roads to create photochemical smog-forming chlorine atoms, UC Irvine scientists report in a new study.

Alzheimer's stem cell

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.

Computer patent game

The U.S. patent system may stifle innovation and technical progress, according to a study from UC Irvine and University of Kansas School of Law.

Best hospitals

University of California, Irvine listed among “Best Hospitals” for ninth year in a row.

Alzheimer's drug

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 of early stage Alzheimer’s.


UC Irvine cosmologists have found two supernovae farther away than any previously detected by using a new technique that could help find other dying stars at the edge of the universe.

UCI leads study testing a new way to learn math

An educational research team will head into California County schools this fall to see if visual software deepens understanding of mathematical concepts.

Anesthesiology program addresses mind, body, spirit

Program to address anxiety before surgery helps reduce postoperative discomfort and could even lower the amount of pain medication needed

Africa Initiative

A new UC Irvine group headed by neuroscientist Hans Keirstead is sending vitamins and wheelchairs to disadvantaged people in Africa. The UCI Africa Initiative aims to raise awareness about how small gestures can have a huge affect on Africans’ lives.