Category: University of California, Irvine

NIH awards over $100 million to examine biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 22, 2020 –  The Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Consortium – Down Syndrome (ABC-DS), a multi-institution research team, co-led by members from the University of California, Irvine, has been awarded…

National Academy of Medicine elects UCI biomedical engineer Kyriacos A. Athanasiou

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 22, 2020 — University of California, Irvine biomedical engineer Kyriacos A. Athanasiou has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest distinctions awarded…

Demographic differences foster social ties in online support groups, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 22, 2020 — Millions of adults in the U.S. join online support groups to help them attain health goals, ranging from weight loss to smoking cessation. In…

UCI materials scientists discover design secrets of nearly indestructible insect

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 21, 2020 – With one of the more awe-inspiring names in the animal kingdom, the diabolical ironclad beetle is one formidable insect. Birds, lizards and rodents frequently…

UCI-led study reveals significant restoration of retinal and visual function following gene therapy

Irvine, Calif., October 19, 2020 – A breakthrough study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, results in the restoration of retinal and visual functions of mice models…

Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences dean endows Founding Partners Scholarship

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 15, 2020 – Jan Hirsch, founding dean of the new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, has created the Founding Partners…

Two UCI scholars awarded AAUW Fellowships

Two UCI scholars, Constance Iloh, assistant professor of education, and Rachel Levine, master of fine arts student, have been awarded fellowships from the American Association of University Women. Iloh received…

Pandemic lockdowns caused steep and lasting carbon dioxide decline

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 — An international team of climate experts, including Earth system scientists at the University of California, Irvine, today released an assessment of carbon dioxide emissions…

Advancing breakthrough science

This week, UCI celebrates 10 years of lifesaving innovation out of the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center. In this Q&A, center director Aileen Anderson discusses some key…

UCI study points to how skin cells cooperate to thwart cancer

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 — Melanoma is a life-threatening skin cancer that spreads quickly to other organs if not treated early. A new discovery by University of California, Irvine…