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Orange County Register, Dec. 20, 2015
Most influential 2015: Eric Rignot
UCI’s Eric Rignot is one of the most prominent glaciologists in the world. Studying Arctic and Antarctic glaciers, he’s done groundbreaking research on the melting of glaciers due to global warming.

Orange County Register, Dec. 21, 2015
Most influential 2015: Anthony James
Distinguished professor, UC Irvine School of Medicine and School of Biological Sciences … In a secured lab at UCI, James this year changed the genes of one mosquito species, rendering it – and nearly all of its offspring – unable to infect people with malaria. … James used a revolutionary gene-editing technology, known as CRISPR-Cas9, that has the potential to fix genetic errors ….

BBC News, Dec. 17, 2015
Has President Obama’s foreign policy worked?
First let’s have a little chat with Cecelia Lynch, professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine. … “Part of the issue that President Obama has had to deal with more than others, perhaps, is dealing with foreign policy and conducting foreign policy in the context of one of the most hostile oppositions in U.S. history.”

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 20, 2015
Why CRISPR-Cas9 is being hailed as the scientific “Breakthrough of the Year”
Last month, researchers from UC Irvine and UC San Diego showed how mosquitoes genetically modified using the CRISPR system can be programmed to fight malaria in their bodies and pass that trait to 97 percent of their offspring.

Reuters, Dec. 19, 2015
3-D video games may be good for your memory
“The 3D games have a lot going for them that the 2D ones don’t,” study co-author Craig Stark, a neurobiologist at the University of California, Irvine, said …. “There’s the issue of perspective, the amount of spatial information in there, the ‘self’ or ‘immersive’ aspect of them – you feel like you’re in there – or just the total amount of stuff you can incidentally learn,” Stark added.

USA Today, Dec. 19, 2015
UC Irvine assembles the tallest starting lineup in college basketball history
UC Irvine basketball is known for having incredibly tall 7-foot-6 center, Mamadou Ndiaye. On Friday night, the Anteaters showed that Ndiaye isn’t the only tall guy on their team by rolling out a starting lineup that made opposing Chapman look like ants.

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