UCI News

PBS – NOVA, Jan. 12, 2022 (Video)
Butterfly Blueprints
The hidden scientific secrets of butterflies reveal them to be more inventive and resilient than we ever imagined. … Today, scientists around the world are studying these natural treasures, discovering secrets that can be adapted and applied to make our world more sustainable. Adriana Briscoe, UCI professor of ecology and evolutionary biology says we can learn a lot by studying them.


The Academic Minute, Jan. 13, 2022 (Audio)
Olivier Civelli, University of California, Irvine – Preventing Morphine Addiction and Potentially Curbing the Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic has been overshadowed by the pandemic, but is still ongoing. Oliver Civelli, professor of neuropharmacology at the University of California, Irvine, determines a possible solution to helping curb it.


The New York Times, Jan. 7, 2022
Can You Get the Flu and Covid at the Same Time?
“The human immune system can create antibodies for multiple pathogens simultaneously,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and associate professor of [public health] at the University of California, Irvine, who studies influenza. “But given the choice between being infected with one or two, I would always choose one,” he continued, adding, “I can’t tell you that two is so much worse than one, but the less viral threats, the better.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]


Popular Mechanics, Jan. 7, 2022
A Timeline of How Long Vaccine Boosters Take to Build Immunity, According to Experts
“Detectable antibodies peak around two to three months after full immunization, and then begin to wane thereafter,” explains Shruti Gohil, M.D., University of California Irvine Health’s associate director of epidemiology and infection prevention as well a professor at the UCI School of Medicine. … “Boosting should result in antibody production within days of the booster vaccine, but peak levels still occur around the two-week mark, similar to initial vaccines,” she tells Good Housekeeping.


Financial Times, Jan. 12, 2022
A major failure’: Fed under fire for handling of trading scandal
“The Fed has to have the most stringent rules because its leaders have access to the most important information that you can make the most money on in the quickest period of time,” said Gary Richardson, an economics [professor] at the University of California, Irvine who previously worked at the Fed. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ft]


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