Browsing: Science & Tech

Faculty Marc Madou

Technology links distant classrooms

With video teleconferencing technology in UC Irvine’s Teaching, Learning & Technology Center, Marc Madou can teach engineering to students in Irvine and Mexico simultaneously.

Alumni An eye with vision test letters projected on top

Halting herpes eye disease

Lbachir BenMohamed and Dr. Anthony Nesburn with The Gavin S. Herbert Eye Institute of UC Irvine’s ophthalmology department have developed a promising vaccine to prevent ocular herpes, a leading cause of blindness. The vaccine works against the virus that also causes genital warts and may help in the battle against the spread of AIDS.

Faculty Anthony Brock

A set of wheels for people in need

Just two months after Chancellor Michael Drake kicked off Free Wheelchair Mission’s 2008 national tour at UC Irvine, engineering students here were hard at work on a wheelchair prototype that would soon help people worldwide get around more easily.

Faculty Jorge De Paz

Creative electronics unveiled

A touch screen designed and built by UC Irvine students provides a glimpse of how simpler computer control could soon be at our fingertips. The project is one of about 40 on display at the UCI Senior Design Expo.

Faculty Luc Benard's 3D objects

The art of math

They look fragile and ornate, like glass vases on a tabletop. But the five objects in this still life are not real; they are computer-generated images of mathematical equations. They are giving mathematicians a powerful new way to visualize ideas and concepts, and showing the general public that math can be, well, breathtaking.

Faculty Wilson Ho

How things work

With his power tools, physics and chemistry professor Wilson Ho sheds light on molecules and atoms in action.

Faculty nitric oxide synthase crystals

New compounds prevent cerebral palsy

Two compounds developed by UC Irvine and Northwestern University scientists prevented cerebral palsy in preclinical animal trials, giving hope that a new drug for humans may be on the horizon.

Alumni Marnie Granados

Ready for PRIME time

An innovative UC Irvine School of Medicine program designed to lessen Latino healthcare disparities in California will produce its first graduates this year. PRIME-LC students will move into jobs as resident physicians and – it is hoped – herald a revolution in healthcare for a third of the state’s residents.

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