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Bloomberg, Nov. 16, 2022
Is This Experimental Green Suburb the Future of Single-Family Housing?
Some homeowners will have one more option during a blackout: using their car to charge their house. … These homeowners can participate in a three-year trial to lease Kia EV6 crossovers imported from South Korea that have bi-directional batteries, according to Scott Samuelsen, [Founding Director, Advanced Power and Energy Program and a] professor of mechanical, aerospace and environmental engineering at UC Irvine, which will design and manage the experiment.

MSN (The Times of India), Nov. 17, 2022
‘Suburban housing prices increased due to WFH’
Work from home has driven a demand for suburban housing and thereby raised the prices per square foot there, as per a study by Jan K. Brueckner, distinguished professor of economics, University of California, Irvine. Brueckner was talking at an international conference themed ‘Covid19 and cities: Is it merely short term or has it changed our cities forever?’ on Thursday.

Investor’s Business Daily, Nov. 17, 2022
How This ‘Rebellious’ Chemist Won A Nobel Prize
Beinrebellious by nature made growing up a little harder for David MacMillan. But his free spirit later helped him reach success as a chemist and scientist. “The trait I’ve been lucky enough to have is the desire to see if you can do things differently,” MacMillan, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, told Investor’s Business Daily. “It pushes you to do new things.” … In 1990, he began his doctoral studies at the University of California, Irvine.

Healthline, Nov. 16, 2022
Untreated Sleep Apnea May Increase Dementia Risk
“There is a lot of evidence that links sleep apnea to Alzheimer’s disease risk,” added Bryce Mander, Ph.D, assistant professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. “But there is limited data on the beneficial effects of sleep apnea treatment on risk for dementia.” He continued: “This study offers proof of concept evidence that treating sleep apnea may reduce Alzheimer’s disease risk. [It] also offers potential novel molecular targets for future study for those where positive airway pressure treatment is not feasible.”

Irvine Standard, Nov. 9, 2022
10 leaders at the center of Irvine’s health care
Krzysztof Palczewski, a Donald Bren professor at the UCI School of Medicine, is exploring the prospects of precise genome editing to treat inherited retinal illnesses – a development he expects will revolutionize his field and help treat causes of human blindness within the next decade. In a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Palczewski and other researchers chart the potential of the cutting-edge technology to help address disorders of the retina, including age-related macular degeneration.

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