UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2016
Scientists seek elixir for longer life by studying fruit flies
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine are studying the effects of substances such as cinnamon on fruit flies to see if they extend life and health.

The Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2016
Seeking elixir of life, a scientist studies fruit flies
The Jafari Lab, located at UC Irvine, has run tests on substances as diverse as green tea, cinnamon and an Arctic plant called Rhodiola rosea, looking for an elixir of life. To pass muster, each experimental compound must help the fruit flies live longer and not have adverse effects.

CNN, March 7, 2016
Stopping Zika: Playing Darwin with mosquito DNA
University of California, Irvine microbiologist Anthony James says he’s called the “silverback” — the wise old man in the gorilla kingdom — of gene drive researchers, because he’s spent 30 years trying to find a way to genetically engineer an end to malaria, dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases. … “So I guess that’s why they say I’m the silverback. I started working on it a long time ago and never gave up.”

The Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2016
More street gangs turn to financial crimes
“The sums of money involved are staggering,” said Ron Huff, a criminology professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies gangs. “Even though it’s a small minority … the potential amount of money involved and damage to people’s financial accounts is greatly out of proportion to other gang crimes.”

Orange County Register, March 7, 2016
Rather than outsource overseas, UC Irvine students are doing Web work for O.C. startups
The Portal
, a small nonprofit in Irvine, is trying to keep talent (and the companies chasing it) in Orange County …. The answer could lie with two dozen UC Irvine students who are providing local startups with extra tech muscle and brain power.

Previously “In The News”