Is stroke prevention taking a back seat to stroke treatment?

Three-fourths of ER stroke cases had some degree of preventability, UCI survey finds

Playing 3-D video games can boost memory formation, UCI study finds

Results suggest novel approaches to maintaining cognition as we age

Christie Fowler

UCI neurobiologist Christie Fowler wins prestigious Avenir Award for research on nicotine addiction

Christie Fowler, UCI assistant professor of neurobiology & behavior, is one of six scientists to receive an Avenir Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

UCI neurobiologist Sunil Gandhi

UCI neurobiologists restore youthful vigor to adult brains

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. The same can be said of the adult brain. Its connections are hard to change, while in children, novel experiences rapidly mold new connections during critical periods of brain development.

Neuron Growth

Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, UCI study finds

In a study appearing in The Journal of Neuroscience, UCI neurobiologists report that dietary deficiencies in the type of fatty acids found in fish and other foods can limit brain growth during fetal development and early in life. The findings suggest that women maintain a balanced diet rich in these fatty acids for themselves during pregnancy and for their babies after birth.

A crash test dummy for a water polo concussion study

Heading off concussions

Professor James Hicks, director of UCI’s Exercise Medicine & Sport Sciences Initiative, leads novel probe of impact injuries in water polo

James McGaugh receives Grawemeyer Award for Psychology

UC Irvine neurobiologist James McGaugh, whose research has vastly contributed to our knowledge of the brain’s learning and memory abilities, has won the 2015 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

Sprigs of Lavender, a Lemon and an Apple

Using the ordinary to achieve the extraordinary

At-home therapy with common household items yields notable gains among children with autism

Ivan Soltesz

Uncharted territory

Neuroscientist Ivan Soltesz is recognized as one of world’s leading epilepsy researchers, but when talking about the focus of his work, he sounds more like the young dreamer and poet he was growing up in Budapest. “The brain is the last great frontier,” says Soltesz, UC Irvine Chancellor’s Professor and chair of anatomy & neurobiology. […]

Christopher Lay

Stroke research yields fellowship

Neurobiologist Christopher Lay receives $10,000 Public Impact Fellowship for ‘whisker work.’