UCI News

HuffPost, July 22, 2022
BA.5 COVID Symptoms Doctors Are Seeing The Most Right Now
According to David Souleles, the director of the COVID-19 Response Team at the University of California, Irvine, the most common symptoms of recent COVID infections include coughs, congestion, fatigue and headaches. One of the most ubiquitous issues, though? “Sore throats are very commonly reported,” he said. … Vaccinate, boost, wear a mask, test before attending events, test three to five days after you have had a known exposure, and isolate if you’re sick, Souleles said.

The Washington Post, July 21, 2022
When a parent’s mental health struggle affects their kids
Researchers like Jessica Borelli, a clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine, are trying to decipher exactly what all of this means for parents and children who are carrying the trauma of the past two years. In her work so far, which has included a national survey of parents conducted in the first few months of the pandemic, she has found that parents who reported higher levels of mental health symptoms often had children who were experiencing the same: “The more covid impacted parents’ lives, the more a parent’s mental health was adversely affected,” she says, “which in turn impacted their children’s mental health.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

KPCC, July 21, 2022 (Audio)
COVID-19 AMA: CDC Approves Novavax Vaccine, Which Uses Traditional Technology.
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, [assistant] professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine

Medium, July 20, 2022
I’m a scientist. I’m anti-biohacking. Here’s why…
Sara Mednick, UCI professor of cognitive neuroscience writes, “The basic idea of bio-hacking is to figure out a quick and dirty way to bypass the security systems of your body and mind to reach a goal. … But as a scientist who has spent my entire career investigating this question of “Can we get better?” I have come to view the whole mentality of bio-hacking as wrong-headed, marketed and motivated by profit, and actually working against the very goals its followers are setting for themselves.”

eSchool News, July 18, 2022
Build ‘beyond the game’ for max esports impact
Those are lofty objectives for programs centered around video games! To determine their efficacy, the Connected Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine, has conducted unbiased evaluation of our programs and curriculum, helping NASEF’s team to zero in on aspects of esports clubs and classes that are most beneficial.

Previously “In the News”