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2020

DateDescription
AUG 4UCI researchers publish new guide for viral tracers in neural circuit mapping; Center for Neural Circuit Mapping established to disseminate molecular tools to the worldwide neuroscience community
JUL 27New study reveals how day- and night-biting mosquitoes respond differently to colors of light and time of day; Discovery may lead to innovation in harmful insect control
JUL 21New discovery reveals brain network mechanism that causes spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer’s disease
JUL 13Pickled capers activate proteins important for human brain and heart health; New study reveals how
JUN 22UCI Podcast: In the ER with Dr. Chris Fox
JUN 16UCI Podcast: How the LEAD-ABC program gives black medical students a ‘powerful’ voice
JUN 15Caution urged for reopening schools to prevent spread of COVID-19 crisis
JUN 13Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD has been selected as a recipient of the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Stein Innovation Award
JUN 12UCI researchers uncover cancer cell vulnerabilities; may lead to better cancer therapies
JUN 11Medical school graduates ready to fight COVID-19 on the front lines
JUN 5Newly funded COVID-19 research aims to protect the most vulnerable
JUN 3Thomas Milner to Lead Beckman Laser Institute
JUN 1Giving their all
MAY 30Med students make do – and then some
MAY 27UCI Podcast: The race for COVID testing
MAY 12Interdisciplinary research team awarded $3.8M to study molecular changes in the brain caused by Alzheimer’s disease; Epigenomic analysis could lead to early detection and new therapies
MAY 11Tu Foundation gives $2.5 million to UCI to support COVID-19 patient care, research: Funding allows campus to ramp up lifesaving treatments, testing and discoveries
MAY 11Fast-tracked funding: To expedite campus response to pandemic, UCI leadership amasses $2.5 million for COVID-19 research projects
APR 22New study could lead to therapeutic interventions to treat cocaine addiction; Targeting mechanisms in the brain that trigger euphoric sensations could be key
APR 17DARPA-funded microchip technology optimizes convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients
APR 16TrackCOVID is a free, open-source smartphone app that permits contact tracing for potential coronavirus infections while preserving privacy
APR 16Bravo! UCI medical students support clinicians, hospice volunteer honored and more
APR 15He was building rockets. Now he's taking on America's ventilator shortage
APR 13UCI clinical trial targeting retinitis pigmentosa receives $6.6M grant from California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
APR 10Coronavirus diaries are helping people cope. They’re also a research gold mine
APR 8UCI-led study finds modifiable risk factors could play a role in Alzheimer’s disease; Amyloid accumulation not the only risk factor in Alzheimer’s risk
APR 07Campus labs making sample-preserving fluid for COVID-19 test kits
APR 02Medical, nursing, EMT students eager to contribute during coronavirus crisis
MAR 31UCI med students hold community drives for crucial medical supplies while helping staff with household needs
MAR 30UCI medical students kick off supply drive to help hospital's healthcare workers
MAR 30ABC7: Coronavirus news update
MAR 30Coronavirus: UC Irvine Students Hold Supply Drive For Masks, Face Shields For Health Care Workers
MAR 30UC Irvine medical students hold supply drive for health workers helping coronavirus patients
MAR 30UC Irvine Medical Students Rally for PPE for Medical Workers
MAR 30UCI Med Students Step up to Help Collect Masks and PPE
MAR 27Stem Cell Agency Board Approves $5 Million in Emergency Funding for COVID-19 Research
MAR 25New research predicts purified, prescription-strength fish oil could prevent more than 70,000 adverse cardiovascular events nationwide each year
MAR 23UCI researcher receives $3.5 million grant to study older adults diagnosed with dementia; Study to examine a type of dementia called hippocampal sclerosis (HS) that often mimics Alzheimer’s
MAR 19New UCI-led study reveals how skin cells prepare to heal wounds; Discovery could lead to better understanding of poor wound healing in diabetic patients
MAR 18Where California stands with coronavirus testing right now
MAR 18The big residency reveal
MAR 16Professor Philip Kiser Receives 2020 Pisart Award for Outstanding Achievements in Vision Science
MAR 6Using new genomic technology, UCI researchers discover breast cancer cells shift their metabolic strategy in order to metastasize; Discovery may lead to new strategies for preventing the spread of cancer, saving thousands of lives
MAR 4Zombie scanning enables researchers to rapidly study peptide-receptor interactions on the cell surface; Hijacking the cell machinery allows rapid studies of peptide variants to expose mechanisms of action
FEB 27Skin and non-adhesive cells on the skin’s surface found to play pivotal role in the formation of fingers and toes; New discovery reveals how congenital malformation involves more than just the insufficient removal of the connective tissue as previously thought
FEB 27Bifunctional nanobodies proven effective at protecting against botulinum neurotoxins including Botox; Expanded use and potential misuse of botulinum neurotoxins increases health risks
FEB 21New discovery may drive the development of better, more effective immunotherapies for the treatment of breast cancer
FEB 18UCI researchers reveal how low oxygen levels in the heart predispose people to life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias; Discovery offers new targets for therapies aimed at preventing sudden death caused by heart attacks
FEB 18Daniele Piomelli, PhD weighs in on the dangers of vaping CBD in Good Housekeeping article titled, "A Beginner's Guide to CBD: What Is It and How It Works"
JAN 24UCI researchers identify a connection between early life adversity and opioid addiction
JAN 7UCI team of researchers assess the psychological and physiological effects of augmented reality; Medical students participate in computer-based simulation that adds digital elements to a live view

2019

DateDescription
DEC 5UCI-led study shows emerging rhinoplasty technique improves appearance and breathing
NOV 26Dr. Tallie Z. Baram named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
NOV 22UCI-led study reveals how consuming alcohol affects the circadian rhythm of the liver leading to disease; Targeting the liver's circadian rhythm may lead to new treatments for alcoholic liver disease
NOV 14Researchers develop cell therapy to improve memory and stop seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury; Transplanting new inhibitory neurons may repair damaged brain circuits
NOV 7UCI-led study reveals non-image light sensing mechanism of circadian neurons in fruit flies; Researchers reveal the role of blue and ultra violet light and how they affect central brain neurons
OCT 28MSTP Graduate Student Wins NIH Fellowship
OCT 24NIH establishes Cooperative Research Center with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and two University of California campuses, Irvine and Davis
OCT 21UCI vision scientist Krzysztof Palczewski elected to National Academy of Medicine
OCT 21UCI School of Medicine receives national award for excellence in diversity; 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is a first for UCI
OCT 15UCI professor named to CDC committee on sexually transmitted infections
OCT 7UCI researcher receives 2019 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to study learning and memory
SEP 30New UCI study explains the molecular mechanism of botanical folk medicines used to treat hypertension; Lavender, fennel and chamomile among herbs discovered to act upon a shared therapeutic target in blood vessels
SEP 27Gavin Herbert Eye Institute ophthalmologist Dr. Andrew Browne discusses eye strokes with U.S. News & World Report.
SEP 26UCI School of Medicine researchers lead an international team for $4.3M NIH BRAIN Initiative award for new brain mapping tool
SEP 23UCI study reveals critical role of new brain circuits in improving learning and memory for Alzheimer’s disease treatment
SEP 20Encouraging community access: Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center seeks to demystify its work with public lecture series, open houses.
SEP 19Certain diets may help cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and related cardiovascular problems in older women with Type 2 diabetes, according to new research from UCI epidemiologist Andrew Odegaard, PhD, MPH.
SEP 12GHEI’s Dr. Rebecca Kammer talks about a miniature intraocular telescope and how it helps patients with macular degeneration
AUG 26UC Irvine Medical School gifts Butterfly handheld ultrasounds to its whole class of 2023
AUG 6UCI receives record $441 million in research funding for fiscal 2018-19
AUG 5White coats, bright futures; Ceremony for new medical students marks first step toward becoming doctors
JULY 31Physiology & Biophysics graduate student Jesse Holt awarded Gilliam Fellowship to support diversity and inclusion in science
JUL  25How parents can get kids with ADHD prepared to start school
JUL 24Mouse, not just tick: New genome heralds change in Lyme disease fight; UCI-led study points toward new ways to prevent disease transmission
JUL 22New study explains the molecular mechanism for the therapeutic effects of cilantro
JUL 15New UCI-led study uncovers weakness in C. diff toxin; Discovery may lead to new therapeutics and vaccines aimed at fighting the deadly disease
JUL 10UCI child neurologist Dr. Tallie Z. Baram is awarded $15 million Conte Center grant
JUL 08UCI team pioneers cancer treatment that targets bone metastases while sparing bone
JUL 08Waze data can help predict car crashes and cut response time
JUL 1UCI researchers to join national effort to build atlas of human breast cells
JUN 27Researchers discover new way to discriminate between mutations responsible for promoting cancer growth and those that are not
JUN 6PRIMEd for Health: California Medical Schools Focus on Underserved Communities
MAY 30UCI research helps shed new light on circadian clocks
MAY 22New study shows crowdsourced traffic data could save lives App-users post crash alerts minutes before they are reported to CHP
MAY 13Study touts new method to reduce cognitive side effects of brain cancer radiation treatment
APR 26A physician-scholar first; UCI grad student Sarah O’Dell is pursuing both an MD and a doctorate in the humanities
APR 23John Christian “Chris” Fox, MD, appointed chair of the UCI School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
APR 22UCI to establish skin biology, diseases resource center with $4 million NIH award
APR 18New UCI-led study defines when is the best time to exercise to get the most rejuvenating results
APR 11UCI-led research team catalogs mitochondria deletions in the human brain using a single test; Measuring mitochondria damage in the blood may lead researchers to quickly identify patients with psychiatric disorders who may benefit from targeted therapies
APR 9Researchers discover neural patterns key to understanding disorders such as PTSD
APR 5New discovery by UCI researchers may lead to alleviation of vision-related side effects caused by erectile dysfunction drugs
APR 4Dozens of clinics market risky cell therapies to treat eye disorders
MAR 27Upfront Combo Shows Improved OS in Metastatic Breast Cancer
MAR 26Tackling Physician Burnout by Giving Back
MAR 25Hell Yes: Drinking Coffee And Alcohol Every Day May Help You Live Longer
MAR 18Match Day helps UCI medical student continue career inspired by mother’s struggles
MAR 15Meeting their match - UCI medical students participate in a dramatic ceremony to learn where they’ll serve residencies
MAR 13Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis
FEB 28UCI researcher awarded nearly $4 million for studies related to neurological disorders including epilepsy
FEB 13Cleaning Routine Shows Promise in Curbing Superbug Infection
FEB 4CIRM approves $6 million in funding for UCI Researchers to study new treatment for Huntington’s disease
JAN 31UCI School of Medicine's virtual reality course featured on ABC7 Eyewitness News: VR gives students new perspective on patient care
JAN 28Featured on ABC7 Eyewitness News: UCI School of Medicine's culinary class gives doctors practical skills to help patients live healthier lives
JAN 24UCI-led study reveals that when it comes to brain connectivity, cell location matters most
JAN 14UCI-led study reveals how fasting can improve overall health and protect against aging-associated diseases

2018

DateDescription
NOV 28Stephen White, professor emeritus of physiology & biophysics, is one of seven UCI faculty named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
NOV 14UCI researchers discover molecular mechanisms of an African folk medicine: Analysis of leaf extract reveals novel chemistry for therapeutic ion channel activation
NOV 5UCI researchers uncover evidence of restored vision in rats following cell transplant
OCT 18Scientists uncover how rare gene mutation affects brain development and memory; Results suggest path toward precision therapies for neurodevelopmental disorders
OCT 11UCI-led study reveals that cells involved in allergies also play a key role in survival; Mast cells function to sustain brain and muscle during fasting or intense exercise
OCT 10UCI researchers discover molecular mechanisms of ancient herbal remedies; Components of leaf extract prove highly effective at preventing life-threatening seizures
OCT 02UCI neuroscientist Medha Pathak, PhD, receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award for research on the mechanics of human neural development.
SEP 27UCI researchers awarded $3.4M NIH “Cancer Moonshot” grant to study potential breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy
SEP 25UCI researchers identify new cause of brain bleeds; Study reveals evidence that blood deposits in the brain may not require a blood vessel tear
SEP 06UCI-led study reveals communication among organs, tissues regulating body's energy
SEP 06UCI researchers identify properties of stem cells that determine cell fate
AUG 30Neuroradiologists Drs. Daniel Chow and Peter Chang tell the Daily Pilot about their work harnessing artificial intelligence tools to improve disease detection and prevention.
AUG 07World-renowned vision scientist Krzysztof Palczewski to join UCI School of Medicine
JUL 30UCI awarded $9M grant to determine the long-term effects of cannabis on adolescents and study the impact of cannabis across the lifespan
JUL 30UCI radiologists report in the American Journal of Radiology the development of AI imaging to accurately analyze genetic mutations in brain tumors.
JUL 24When We Eat, or Don't Eat, May Be Critical for Health
JUL 24UCI Health selected as a site for the NeuroNEXT Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials
JUL 17UCI-led study finds therapy dogs effective in reducing symptoms of ADHD
JUL 11Noted cancer researcher Allen Chen joins UCI School of Medicine as chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology.
JUN 26Dr. Lynn Hunt, director of the UCI Health Pediatric Gender Diversity Program, tells the Atlantic that many pediatricians don't know how to handle gender-dysphoric kids.
JUN 25UC Irvine’s Suzanne Sandmeyer joins board of stem cell agency
JUN 22UCI researcher Magdalene J. Seiler receives CIRM funding for stem cell-based retina therapy to treat blindness.
MAY 23UCI study shows in-home therapy effective for stroke rehabilitation
MAY 31UCI researchers uncover human breast epithelial cells that could lead to improved early detection of breast cancer.
MAY 21Ancient sequence motif leads UCI researchers to discover novel mode of neurotransmitter-based communication.
MAY 15A chronic runny nose and headache can sometimes signal a cerebral spinal fluid leak, UCI Department of Neurological Surgery Chair Dr. Frank Hsu tells Healthline.com.
MAY 11UCI School of Medicine researcher Rongsheng Jin, PhD, identifies how the Clostridium difficile toxin causes deadly gastrointestinal infections.
MAY 11UCI Health family medicine specialist Dr. David Kilgore is named "Alumni of the Year" by University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
MAY 02Todd C. Holmes, PhD, professor of Physiology and Biophysics, receives $2.1-million NIH grant, UCI's first ever Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA).
MAY 01UC Irvine calls for volunteers as NIH’s landmark $1.5-billion precision medicine research effort, All of Us, launches nationwide.
APR 24Dr. Dan Cooper, UCI pediatrics professor and founder of the Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center, tells CNN about the importance of childhood exercise.
APR 23Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, associate professor of psychiatry and director of UCI's Medical Ethics Program, discusses the bioethics of infant DNA sequencing on KPCC's AirTalk.
APR 20UCI researchers report in PLOS ONE that they have identified blood biomarkers which may allow more timely diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries.
APR 20UCI's Dr. Namita Goyal and patient Lisa Wittenberg talk with the L.A. Times about a Phase 3 stem-cell trial that is giving hope to people with Lou Gehrig's disease.
APR 17People reach their maximum cognitive abilities in their 60s, says UCI neuroscientist James Fallon, PhD, professor emeritus of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
APR 13Dr. Charles Vega, professor in the Department of Family Medicine, explains that cardiovascular exercise can delay dementia, especially in women.
APR 05UCI neuroscientist Daniele Piomelli talks about his inventions and research with UCI Applied Innovations' online magazine, Tech Currents.
APR 04UCI researchers studying ways to slow the progression of ALS tell ABC7 how the stem-cell based experimental treatment works.
APR 02UC Irvine sleep expert Dr. Ruth Benca says improving your night's rest may help stave off dementia.
APR 01Southern California Public Radio KPCC talks about national Stop the Bleed Day with UCI Health experts.
MAR 28UC Irvine neuroscientist Tallie Z. Baram to receive prestigious Cotzias award from the American Academy of Neurology.
MAR 21UC Irvine Associate Professor Xiangmin Xu, PhD, shares prestigious NIH Brain Initiative award with UC San Diego professor.
MAR 16UC Irvine School of Medicine's Class of 2018 learns where they will begin their practice of medicine on Match Day 2018.
MAR 16Pain medicine specialist Dr. Shalini Shah tells Kaiser Health News how her UC Irvine Medical Center team is coping with a national shortage of opioid medications for hospital patients.
MAR 14ALS Brainstorm stem cell trial run by Namita Goyal, MD, helps UC Irvine patient fight the neurodegenerative disease.
FEB 20Drinking a few glasses of wine or beer daily and carrying a few extra pounds may be keys to longevity, UC Irvine neurologist Dr. Claudia Kawas says.
FEB 19UC Irvine neurologist Dr. Claudia Kawas says amyloid proteins linked to Alzheimer's have been found in people who nonetheless retain full cognitive function late in life.
FEB 13UC Irvine urologist Dr. Ralph Clayman tells CNN that kidney stones are on the rise in U.S. women and men in part because of the increased use of CT scans.
FEB 12Opioid abuse has dropped in states that have legalized marijuana, researchers say at a conference held by UC Irvine's new Center for the Study of Cannabis.
FEB 08UC Irvine medical student creates program to teach doctors to be sensitive to sexual abuse survivors' needs.
JAN The UC Irvine School of Medicine earns its fourth consecutive Apple Distinguished School award for innovation, creativity and its learning environment.
JAN 26Professor Daniele Piomelli, PhD, PharmD, offers California legislators an overview of the health effects of using cannabis and cannabis-derived products.
JAN 22A Department of Plastic Surgery researcher joins forces with UC Irvine biomedical engineers to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers.
JAN 22UC Irvine Health disaster medicine expert Carl Schultz, MD, explains to USA Today the effect numerous natural disasters and human-caused crises have had on the nation’s hospitals.
JAN 20Gavin Herbert Eye Institute officials mourn the passing of longtime UC Irvine benefactor Josephine Gleis.
JAN 18UC Irvine Health infectious disease expert Shruti Gohil, MD, MPH, explains why it's not too late to get a flu shot this season.
JAN 16Exercise is crucial in managing diabetes and preserving heart health, says Nathan Wong, professor of medicine and director of UC Irvine's Heart Disease Prevention Program.
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