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.
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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.
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.
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.
With his power tools, physics and chemistry professor Wilson Ho sheds light on molecules and atoms in action.
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.
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.
A conversation with 30-year collaborators F. Sherwood Rowland and Donald Blake.
UC Irvine students Kyle Good and Bryan Le win the $25,000 X PRIZE Foundation’s “What’s Your Crazy Green Idea?” video contest.