UCI shatters research and philanthropic funding records

Half a billion dollars in grants and giving reflects growing support for campus vision

Why are New England’s wild blue mussels disappearing?

UCI-led study tracks the decline of important coastal shellfish

Webinar to detail findings of recent Metropolitan Futures Initiative reports

EVENT: University of California, Irvine’s School of Social Ecology will host a webinar on the latest quarterly reports issued through its Metropolitan Futures Initiative: Detecting Job Density Over Time and Understanding Business Churning Dynamics & Their Spatial Variation. The interdisciplinary MFI research team will provide further insight on the findings and answer questions. WHEN: 11 […]

James Nowick named to 2016 class of ACS fellows

The American Chemical Society has named James Nowick, UCI professor and chair of chemistry, to its 2016 class of fellows. He is one of 57 distinguished scientists chosen as ACS fellows this year for “outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.” “I am honored to be included,” Nowick […]

UCI fields airborne team for NASA atmospheric study

UCI atmospheric chemist Don Blake is about to rack up some serious air miles. As co-principal investigator, along with UCI Earth system scientist Michael Prather, on the upcoming NASA Atmospheric Tomography Mission, Blake will fly from the North Pole to New Zealand, east to the tip of South America, and then north to Greenland. He […]

Study identifies rates, severity of tinnitus in U.S.

Almost one in 10 adults in the U.S. have tinnitus, and noise exposure during occupational and leisure time is a likely risk factor, according to a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. UC Irvine Health otolaryngologist Dr. Harrison Lin and colleagues analyzed the representative 2007 National Health Interview Survey and […]

39-cent-per-gallon jet fuel fee would yield $117 million a year in environmental benefits

Surcharge would reduce airline consumption, lower carbon emissions, UCI study finds

Selective retention of positive information may be marker for elderly memory loss

UCI group develops test to measure changes in emotional recall over time

Stem cell therapy for retinitis pigmentosa found safe, well-tolerated in first-stage clinical trial

Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center researchers have reported that a therapy they created to cure retinitis pigmentosa is safe and well-tolerated, with no immunological issues, by the first group of patients enrolled in an ongoing phase I/II clinical trial. Led by the regenerative medicine company jCyte, the trial has successfully undergone four […]

Piomelli speaks before Senate subcommittee about medical benefits, risks of marijuana

With the medicinal use of cannabis gaining increased attention, UCI scientist Daniele Piomelli, who studies natural marijuana-like compounds in the body and their effect on health, spoke before a Senate subcommittee July 13 about the potential medical benefits and risks of the product. The meeting of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime & Terrorism focused […]