UCI News

Discover Magazine, Nov. 8, 2022
3 Unique Ways We Can Remember The Past
We don’t usually think of atypical memory as a disorder or condition, explains [Professor] Michael Yassa, director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California, Irvine. He prefers to call them “phenomena.” and these phenomena are a fascinating look at the many ways memory can work. … Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) is a rare type of memory. It was discovered only in June 2000, when Jill Price described her unique memory recall to neuroscientist Jim McGaugh, [Distinguished Professor Emeritus] the founder of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.

Healthline, Nov. 7, 2022
Amoxicillin Shortage: Some Forms of this Common Antibiotic in Short Supply
“From a broader perspective, shortages highlight the need to ensure that the U.S. pharmaceutical system has a robust supply chain and manufacturing capabilities, as well as continued research in new antibiotic therapies,” Dr. Oladele Ogunseitan, [University of California Presidential Chair and] a professor of population health and disease prevention at the University of California, Irvine’s Program in Public Health, told Healthline.

American Medical Association, Nov. 9, 2022
What medical students should do to best prep for loan repayment
The vast majority of medical students are going to need at least some loans to help finance their undergraduate medical education. Yma-Richel Nabong, director of financial aid services at the University of California, Irvine’s School of Medicine touted borrowing strategically to keep that number as low as possible. … “Anticipate possible longer academic years,” Nabong said. “For example, at UCI our MS2s and MS3s have a summer term, so obviously there are going to be some summer fees there to consider. Looking ahead at your MS4 years there are residency interview expenses that also might need to be accounted for.”

Daily Mail, Nov. 9, 2022
Northeast Greenland ice sheet is melting so rapidly it could cause sea levels to rise by 0.5-INCHES by the end of the century, study warns
Melting of the Northeast Greenland Ice Sheet could cause sea levels to rise by half an inch by the end of the century, a new study has warned. … Co-author Eric Rignot, [professor of Earth system science] from the University of California, Irvine, said: ‘Data collected in the vast interior of ice sheets help us better represent the physical processes included in numerical models and in turn provide more realistic projections of global sea-level rise.’

Popular Mechanics, Nov. 3, 2022
Massive Solar Storms Will Wreak Havoc on the Internet One Day, And We’re Woefully Unprepared
In new research from the University of California, Irvine, scientists zeroed in on some of the potential weak points in our internet infrastructure to help us get ahead. … Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, assistant professor of computer science at the University of California, Irvine and author of the paper, tells Popular Mechanics, “Solar superstorms can create a scenario which could cause massive failures. Multiple data centers, multiple links, multiple routers could be down at the same time. We don’t even understand how infrastructure would respond to such a failure scenario.”

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