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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…