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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


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
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.