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Orange County Register, Feb. 3, 2016
Waging a war with genetically modified mosquitoes: UCI researcher wants to get rid of malaria
In a basement lab as hot and humid as a summer day in Miami, molecular biologist Anthony James is creating an army of mutant mosquitoes. The 64-year-old UC Irvine researcher is retooling their genes, injecting them with antibodies from mice to strip the insects of their ability to infect humans with malaria.

Gizmodo, Feb. 3, 2016
Someday we may all be on anti-ageing drugs
As people age, those dendrites retract, pulling back and reducing in number. But this process may no longer be inevitable, according to the results of an experiment conducted by researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Orange County Register, Feb. 4, 2016
States have no standing to challenge Obama on immigration
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law [writes]: … The Supreme Court has a simple and appropriate way to deal with the challenge to President Obama’s executive action on immigration.  The case should be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

Live Science, Feb. 2, 2016
Zika prevention: The buzz on genetically modified mosquitoes
By manipulating certain genes in the mosquitoes, scientists can cause the population to crash (or, in other words, die off), said Anthony James, a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of California, Irvine. This is the genetic equivalent of an insecticide, James told Live Science.

NBC Sports, Feb. 4, 2016
Video: You have to see how UC Irvine forced overtime last night
UC Irvine has the tallest player in college basketball in Mamadou Ndiaye and they put him to good use last night. With the Anteaters down by three and just four seconds left, head coach Russell Turner drew up a play that looks an awful lot like the famous Bryce Drew game-winner: He threw a jump-ball up to Ndiaye, who made the catch, found a shooter on the wing and boom, overtime. Check it out:

CBS Sports, Feb. 4, 2016
Mamadou Ndiaye leads UC Irvine’s defense to new heights
UC Irvine’s Mamadou Ndiaye has been one of college basketball’s novelties for three years, however it’s rarely written how effective he is. Sam Vecenie tells you what makes him such a good college basketball player.

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