UCI study uncovers new molecular signaling mechanism for correcting childhood visual disorders

Neuroscientists at University of California, Irvine have discovered a molecular signaling mechanism that translates visual impairments into functional changes in brain circuit connections. The discovery may help to develop novel therapeutic drugs to treat the childhood visual disorder amblyopia and other neurodevelopment disorders. Xiangmin Xu, Todd Holmes and Sunil Gandhi conducted the study, which appears […]

Fluorescence dynamics lab marks 30 years of NIH funding

UCI’s Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics has received a five-year, $7.2 million operating grant from the National Institutes of Health, marking 30 years of NIH funding for the lab. The LFD is a state-of-the-art facility that allows researchers to use fluorescence with advanced imaging technologies (microscopy and spectroscopy) to view live cells and study cellular processes. This can […]

UCI study links selfies, happiness

Taking and sharing smartphone photos boosts positive feelings

Dam-related malaria risk in sub-Saharan Africa to almost double by 2080, UCI study finds

The number of people at risk of malaria around dams and associated reservoirs in sub-Saharan Africa will nearly double to about 25 million by 2080, according to a study led by Solomon Kibret, a UCI postdoctoral scholar in public health. Undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land & Ecosystems, the work […]

Genomic improvisation

Musician-turned-UCI bioengineer strives for on-demand evolution enabling cells to conduct specific beneficial functions

Robotic surrogates help chronically ill kids maintain social, academic ties at school

UCI is first to conduct formal study of virtual inclusion for homebound students

UCI among Sierra magazine’s top 10 ‘Cool Schools’ for seventh consecutive year

Energy, transportation scores make campus highest-ranked comprehensive university

Why are we so afraid to leave children alone?

UCI study finds moral judgments about parents affect perceptions of risk

UCI-led study finds novel molecular clues behind nocturnal behavior

Research provides new insights into sleep/awake circadian rhythm patterns

UCI group awarded $2 million by NSF for light and sound wave research

A UCI team led by Ilya Krivorotov, professor of physics & astronomy, is one of nine interdisciplinary groups to share a new $18 million research grant from the National Science Foundation. The UCI scientists and engineers will receive $2 million to study “nonreciprocal magneto-acoustic waves in chiral magnetic systems” under the NSF’s NewLAW program, which was established […]