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.
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.
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.
The Program in Nursing Science at UC Irvine has received accreditation for its bachelor of science program from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Its first graduates will get their degrees this month.