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UC Irvine receives $2.18 million to explore nano advancements in DNA sequencing

UC Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering has been awarded $2.18 million to blend traditional DNA sequencing techniques with cutting-edge…

UC Irvine awarded $3.9 million to upgrade stem cell research facilities, training

UC Irvine today was awarded $3.9 million to upgrade its core embryonic stem cell research laboratory and expand a program to train young scientists on research techniques involving human embryonic stem cells. This grant is part of more than $50 million in Shared Research Laboratory funding awarded to 17 institutions by the Independent Citizens Oversight […]

Trends show increase in alcohol-related car crash fatalities for young women

Although young men have tended to be associated with alcohol-related crashes, young women are beginning to show an alarming increase…

Study shows first images of brain changes associated with memory

University of California, Irvine researchers have developed the first images of the physical changes in brain cells thought to underlie memory…

UCI launches effort to develop patient-specific stem cell lines

UC Irvine neurobiologist Hans Keirstead and his research team today launched a project to develop stem cell lines that genetically match human patients. These lines would allow scientists to better study conditions ranging from diabetes to Parkinson’s disease, and they would provide the basis for potential patient-specific stem cell treatments. Keirstead will use a technique […]

Glucosamine-like supplement inhibits multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes

A glucosamine-like dietary supplement has been found to suppress the damaging autoimmune response seen in multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes…

Treating ticks with antibiotics inhibits their reproduction

Irvine, Calif., May 2, 2007 Bacteria that may provide ticks with essential nutrients they can’t get from their meals of blood could be a key to controlling ticks and the diseases they carry, a new study published today in the PLoS ONE shows. UC Irvine professor Dr. Alan G. Barbour and researchers Jianmin Zhong and […]

Southwest Airlines' last-minute fares not always the best deal, economist finds

It may pay off to spend a little extra time shopping online for that last-minute airfare, according to a UC Irvine economist.

UC Irvine receives $1 million gift for its new law school's library

The Joan Irvine Smith and Athalie R. Clarke Foundation has made a $1 million gift to the new School of…

Omega-3 fatty acid may help prevent Alzheimer's brain lesions

A type of omega-3 fatty acid may slow the growth of two brain lesions that are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, UC Irvine scientists have discovered…