Science & Technology

NASA rendering of the Blended-Wing-Body aircraft

Futuristic air travel

Sharp increases in the price of jet fuel and growing concerns about sustainability have spurred demand for greener, more efficient aircraft, and UCI researchers could help shape the future of commercial aeronautics.

Dr. Arthur Lander

Explaining life through systems biology

UC Irvine is a hot spot for systems biology, a new approach to learning why the human body and other organisms work the way they do.

A Kenyan man completes transactions in cash and by cell phone.

The future of money: A glossary

Digital money or currency – a broad term describing any technology providing access to or even replacing traditional functions of money – is not limited to developing countries.

Michael Cahalan, and graduate student researcher Melanie Matheu

Circumventing autoimmunity

The immune system is the body’s military force, assigned to protect against disease and infection. But sometimes, the T cells and B cells that carry out this vital mission turn against their host and mistakenly attack healthy tissue in a process called autoimmunity.

New Professors

UCI welcomes new faculty

Experts on everything from reconstructing the human hand to interpreting the U.S. Constitution have joined the UC Irvine faculty in the last year.

Timothy Osborne

Guarding against toxins

Toxins in food often have a bad, bitter taste that makes people want to spit them out. It’s one way the body defends itself.

Dean Rafael L. Bras

Engineering: ‘We will grow’

It’s been a busy few weeks for Rafael L. Bras, the new dean of UC Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

Barbara Finlayson-Pitts

AirUCI expands horizons

UCI is ramping up its focus on air quality and climate change research in an effort to tackle some of today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

David Fruman

Biologists attack leukemia

UC Irvine biologists are on the attack against leukemia. A recent study by UCI scientists found a new way to combat a subtype of acute lymphoblastic leukemia that could mitigate side effects and improve cure rates.

Beating breast cancer

More than 180,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and no single event brings attention to this deadly disease more than the Race for the Cure, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.