Press Releases

Human neural stem cells restore motor function in mice with chronic spinal cord injury.

A UC Irvine study is the first to demonstrate that human neural stem cells can restore mobility in cases of chronic spinal cord injury, suggesting the prospect of treating a much broader population of patients.

Cool schools

Alternative transportation options cited for its designation as a ‘Cool School.’

Distinguishing ‘senior moments’ from Alzheimer’s

UCI researchers locate brain passage that could aid early diagnosis.

In breakthrough, nerve connections are regenerated after spinal cord injury

Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of nerve connections that control voluntary movement after spinal cord injury, showing the potential for new therapeutic approaches to paralysis and other motor function impairments.

Incoming UCI medical students to receive iPads loaded with first-year curriculum

At an Aug. 6 ceremony, each member of the UC Irvine School of Medicine’s incoming class of 2014 will find a surprise tucked into their new white coat’s pocket: an iPad tablet computer loaded with everything necessary for the first year of course work.

UCI cancer unit earns high-quality-care designation

Practice is first one in state certified by American Society of Clinical Oncology.

UCI bariatric surgery center again receives highest level of national accreditation

Facility specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic approaches to weight loss.

Toxic Waste

Latinos, Asians disproportionately exposed to toxic waste. UCI study finds certain neighborhoods more likely to be near polluting facilities.

UC Irvine Medical Center makes ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ list for 10th consecutive year

Gynecology, urology and ear, nose & throat programs lauded.

UC Irvine Healthcare first on West Coast to remove thyroid tumors with robot

The procedure, contrary to traditional thyroidectomies, leaves no neck scar.