UCI News

Action News 5, Dec. 16, 2022 (Video)
Best Life: New multiple sclerosis therapy gives hope
UCI Health neurologist, Dr. Michael Sy, MD. is part of a handful of doctors in the world using an experimental leading-edge stem cell transplant to fight MS. “Bone marrow transplant offers the opportunity to just completely reset the immune system,” said Dr. Sy. … “Eighty percent of the time, patients no longer have relapses,” said Dr. Sy. No more relapses, no more medication, and for 65% of the patients, the progression stops, potentially life-changing for millions.

The Orange County Register, Dec. 18, 2022
Plan to test hydrogen energy at UC Irvine, other spots, stirs controversy
Supporters view a pilot project in the works at UC Irvine as a crucial step in helping California hit its clean energy goals. … UC Irvine could be among the first places in the country, and one of a small number worldwide, where cleaner-burning hydrogen is blended with natural gas and injected into existing pipelines that directly fuel furnaces, water heaters and other gas-powered appliances. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

HCPLive, Dec. 15, 2022 (Video)
Sara Mednick, PhD, Shares a New Perspective of Sleep Health
In this interview with HCPLive, sleep expert Sara Mednick, PhD, shared insight from her research that led to her authoring a new book The Power of the Downstate, where she dives deeper into the mechanisms at play that are so beneficial, and how they extend beyond sleep. … Sara Mednick, PhD, is a professor of cognitive science in the School of Social Sciences at University of California, Irvine (UCI) where she runs the Sleep and Cognition Lab.

WORT, Dec. 15, 2022 (Audio)
The Long Feminist Struggle In Iran With Catherine Sameh
Following the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the Iranian morality police, women in Iran have been leading the demand for change. Joining us today is Catherine Sameh, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC Irvine. She lays out the history of the fight for equality in Iran and shines light on what the current moment could mean for the future of women.

Orange County Business Journal, Dec. 12, 2022
Leaders of Influence – Commercial Real Estate
N. Edward Coulson is a Professor of Economics at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business and serves in the school’s Center for Real Estate as Director of Research. In this capacity, Coulson advances the real estate program’s agenda of excellence in teaching, research and professional outreach. … Among the many topics Professor Coulson has done research on are: the mismeasurement of rent in the Consumer Price Index, and its implications for macroeconomic policy …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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