Science & Technology

Charles Limoli

Stem cells alleviate tumor treatment side effects

Human embryonic stem cells could help people with learning and memory deficits after radiation treatment for brain tumors, suggests a new UC Irvine study.

Ginger Stickney tests Ava Martin’s cochlear implant

UCI expands options for hearing-impaired

New technology in cochlear implants and hearing aids means children needn’t suffer from hearing loss, says UC Irvine Dr. Hamid Djalilian.

Eye undergoing a laser-assisted corneal transplant

A zigzag path to better vision

UCI ophthalmologists pioneer zigzag incision technique that improves outcome of laser-assisted corneal transplantation.

Hans Keirstead

Stem cells restore mobility in neck-injured rats

The first human embryonic stem cell treatment approved by the FDA for human testing has been shown to restore limb function in rats with neck spinal cord injuries – a finding that could expand the clinical trial to include people with cervical damage.

Jeffrey Krichmar and Brian Cox

Robot to clarify human decision-making

Study could shed light on adaptive decision-making in humans.

UCI neuroscientist Zhiqun Tan

Alzheimer’s lesions found in the retina

UC Irvine neuroscientists have found that retinas in mice genetically altered to have Alzheimer’s undergo changes similar to those that occur in the brain – most notably the accumulation of amyloid plaque lesions.

Leslie M. Thompson

Hope for Huntington’s patients

Leslie M. Thompson has her eye on a treatment for the fatal Huntington’s disease. Stem cells may hold the key.

UCI neurologist Dr. Steven Cramer

Bad driving may have genetic basis, UCI study finds

Bad drivers may in part have their genes to blame, suggests a new study by UC Irvine neuroscientists.

UCi scientist Sheryl Tsai

Trigger of deadly food toxin discovered

A toxin produced by mold on nuts and grains can cause liver cancer if consumed in large quantities. UC Irvine researchers for the first time have discovered what triggers the toxin to form, which could lead to methods of limiting its production.

UCI's Dr. Steven George

New research center tackles matters of the heart

A new biomedical engineering research center looks to advance technology for treating cardiovascular disease.