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Environment/Energy

Bronchitis up after wildfires

Raging wildfires that engulfed Southern California earlier this decade not only destroyed neighborhoods laying in their path, they also caused significant health problems for many who lived outside the fires’ reach.

Faculty

Poet, pollster highlight lecture series

UC Irvine’s 10th annual Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series begins this month with political pollster John Zogby revealing why Americans voted as they did. Leading intellectuals in science and literature will round out the series in 2009.

Faculty Gregory Weiss

Viruses become medical allies

Humans are surrounded by viruses, and most are harmlessly keeping bacteria under control. But some harmful viruses, such as the flu or common cold, can make us sick, while others such as Ebola or HIV can kill us.

Faculty ZEV-NET cars

Driving innovation

A number of initiatives under way at UC Irvine that aim to lessen dependency on individual cars and uncertain oil supplies directly benefit the environment and consumer budgets.

Campus Life Map shows movement during a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault

Shake, shake, shake … participate

UC Irvine is part of the largest earthquake preparedness drill in U.S. history – the Great Southern California ShakeOut – which takes place throughout the southland Thursday, Nov. 13.

Faculty Joerg Meyer

Medicine in 3-D

Researchers at UC Irvine’s California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology have developed a new way to transform enormous medical datasets into rotating, three-dimensional images, vastly increasing the potential of the institute’s 200-megapixel display HIPerWall.

Faculty Researcher Kim Green

Vitamin B3 battles memory loss

An over-the-counter vitamin in high doses prevented memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and UC Irvine scientists now are conducting a clinical trial to determine its effect in humans.

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