UCI News

Spectrum News 1, Jan. 3, 2022 (Video)
Scientists working to determine whether SoCal oil spill impacted microorganisms
Joana Tavares, a Ph.D. candidate in Earth system science, and Melissa Brock, a Ph.D. student in ecology and evolutionary biology, are spearheading the newly formed Southern California Oil Spill Project at the University of California, Irvine. The researchers say they hope to figure out whether there have been any longterm effects to marine microorganisms from the recent oil spill. … You can learn more about the project here.

AP, Jan. 4, 2022
COVID case counts may be losing importance amid omicron
Case counts have lost relevance, said Andrew Noymer, a public health [associate] professor at the University of California, Irvine. “Hospitalizations are where the rubber meets the road,” Noymer said. “It’s a more objective measure.” He added: “If I had to choose one metric, I would choose the hospitalization data.”

Broadway World, Jan. 4, 2022
UCI Institute And Museum Of California Art Receives Naming Gift From Jack And Shanaz Langson
A naming gift from Jack and Shanaz Langson to the University of California, Irvine will support the construction and operation of a state-of-the-art building facility to house the Institute and Museum of California Art and its important collection of California art. In recognition of their generous support, IMCA will be named the Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art.

Fox News, Jan. 4, 2022 (Video)
NTY: Prenatal genetic testing often wrong
Pamela Flodman, [UCI associate adjunct professor of medicine and], Director, Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling said, “Now a prenatal screening test can provide a valuable option for a number of pregnant women but it’s extremely important that when a test like this is offered, that the pregnant couple and their doctor have the opportunity ahead of time to decide which conditions they want screening for.”

C&E News, Dec. 21, 2021
Virus-based sensor detects bladder cancer markers in urine
Researchers have made a virus-based biosensor that detects markers of bladder cancer in urine. Their goal is to make a dipstick that can quickly detect bladder cancer as part of routine urinalysis. Reginald M. Penner, [chemistry associate Dean, Chancellor’s Professor],  Gregory A. Weiss, [chemistry professor] and coworkers at the University of California, Irvine developed the sensor ….

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