T regulatory cells (green with red nuclei) interact with antigen-presenting cells (magenta) in a tumor (blue). The Treg cell on top is activated (green fluorescence in the nucleus), while the one at the bottom is not (green fluorescence outside the nucleus). Activation of Treg cells promotes tumor growth.

UCI-led study finds that cancer immunotherapy may self-limit its efficacy

Common tumor inhibitor drug triggers favorable and unfavorable immune effects

UCI scientists measure local vibrational modes at individual crystalline faults

Breakthrough research made possible by advanced microscopic techniques

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UCI materials scientists discover design secrets of nearly indestructible insect

Southern California’s diabolical ironclad beetle can even survive being run over by car

UCI materials scientists study a sea creature that packs a powerful punch

Mantis shrimp’s dactyl clubs could hold secrets to more resilient surfaces for human use

Microorganisms in parched regions extract needed water from colonized rocks

Interdisciplinary UCI-led team is first to demonstrate long-suspected survival strategy

UCI scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules

Breakthrough has applications in data storage, energy conversion, quantum computing

UCI engineering researchers get $1.9 million grant from NIH for ‘microtsunami’ microscope

The National Institutes of Health has awarded UCI engineering researchers a four-year, $1.9 million grant for the development of a noninvasive biophotonics technology platform. The proposed new optical tool will enable scientists to investigate the role of mechanical forces in normal-tissue disease development, and it has applications for high-throughput drug screening. The collaborative, interdisciplinary project […]

UCI’s Kumar Wickramasinghe is named a fellow of the Royal Society

Accomplished engineer is recognized for contributions to nanotechnology, microscopy

UCI scientists are first to observe and image all-important molecular vibrations

Using light focused to size of an atom, they push microscopy resolution to new level

UCI scientists push microscopy to sub-molecular resolution

Carbon monoxide used to measure electric forces in single chemical compound