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2014

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NOV 20UC Irvine, Italian researchers create first inhibitor for an enzyme linked to melanoma, lung and prostate cancers.
NOV 14UC Irvine Health psychiatrist Dr. Jody M. Rawles supports Laura’s Law as a a positive step in expanding mental health assistance in Orange County.
NOV 14Diabetics are really a heterogeneous group, UC Irvine endocrinologist Ping Wang says.
NOV 12UC Irvine School of Medicine epidemiology and hematology researchers receive NIH award to study hemochromatosis.
NOV 10Renowned leukemia expert Dr. Susan O'Brien to join the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center as associate director of clinical science.
NOV 05UC Irvine's Leslie Thompson, PhD, leads a team of six institutions studying Lou Gehrig’s disease.
NOV 05UC Irvine psychiatrist Dr. Steven G. Potkin tests experimental drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.
OCT 31Dr. Kristi L. Koenig, CDMS director, speaks to the Associated Press about Ebola.
OCT 29Dr. Alice Police, surgical oncologist, talks about the “magic” of a cone-shaped device topped with an orb made of acrylic and gold during a lumpectomy.
OCT 29The survival of six U.S. patients shows that Ebola is "not a death sentence," UC Irvine virologist Michael Buchmeier says.
OCT 27U.S. lacks likely animal hosts for Ebola, infectious diseases expert Michael Buchmeier, PhD, says at a UC Irvine-hosted conference.
OCT 27UC Irvine scientists find psoriasis healing mechanism; study points toward new ways to help control the skin condition.
OCT 23UC Irvine, UCLA awarded $8 million to launch collaborative stem cell clinic.
OCT 16Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver talks to the Orange County Register about breast cancer research discoveries at the Athena Breast Health Network.
OCT 16The vast majority of suicides are associated with some form of clinical depression, says Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior.
OCT 13CDMS Director Dr. Kristi L. Koenig talks to the Los Angeles Times about fever and the Ebola virus.
OCT 09For ovarian cancer, consult a specialist in gynecologic surgery and chemotherapy, UC Irvine specialist Dr. Leslie M. Randall tells U.S. News & World Report.
OCT 09UC Irvine psychiatric researcher Theo van Erp is involved in global brain data analysis effort funded by NIH.
OCT 08UC Irvine professor Leslie M. Thompson partners with researchers in $8-million effort to create library of brain cell activity.
OCT 07UC Irvine hearing specialist Dr. Hamid Djalilian addresses common Q-tip injuries in the October edition of Men’s Health.
OCT 06UC Irvine Health disaster medicine expert Dr. Carl Schultz says fear that the ebola virus could be spread by terrorists is unwarranted.
OCT 02UC Irvine Health pediatrician and childhood exercise expert Dr. Dan Cooper will speak at a White House summit on fitness for Americans with disabilities.
SEP 30UC Irvine researchers led by neurologist Dr. Michael Demetriou uncover a mechanism underlying the creation and release of disease-fighting T cells into the bloodstream.
SEP 30UC Irvine medical students are steeped in digital technology by the time they graduate, says Dr. Warren Wiechmann, associate dean of instructional technologies.
SEP 30UC Irvine neurobiologist Ivan Soltesz to receive research support from President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative
SEP 23Getting the flu vaccine earlier in the fall affords you protection throughout the flu season, says UC Irvine Health epidemiologist Dr. Shruti Gohil.
SEP 22UC Irvine Health epidemiologist Dr. Shruti Gohil explains the rare respiratory disease enterovirus-68 and the steps parents can take to reduce their family's risk of exposure.
SEP 18Dr. Aimee Pierce, medical director of UCI MIND Memory Assessment Clinic, leads groundbreaking study, A4, which focuses on a protein present in the brain of those with Alzheimer’s disease.
SEP 16UC Irvine Health physician Dr. Shalini Shah separates fact from fiction for the Orange County Register.
SEP 10New findings that brain inflammation affects memory may shed light on why chemotherapy can impair brain tumor patients' memory, says neuro-oncologist Dr. Daniela Bota.
SEP 10Catherine M. Brock, new executive director of the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, to spearhead efforts to bring help and hope to patients and families.
SEP 08The American Medical Association Foundation honored UC Irvine medical students Asghar Haider and Raja Narayan for their outstanding non-clinical leadership skills.
AUG 29UC Irvine Health School of Medicine's Dr. Warren Wiechmann develops a digital literacy toolkit for educators and learners.
AUG 22Carl Cotman, PhD, UC Irvine professor of neurology, weighs in on the "magic formula" of workouts.
AUG 14Robin Williams' diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease highlights the link between the disorder and depression, says UC Irvine neurologist Dr. Neal Hermanowicz.
AUG 14The FDA approves bevacizumab to treat persistent, recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer, based on clinical trial led by UC Irvine Health gynecologic oncologist Dr. Krishnansu Tewari.
AUG 14South Bay's Easy Reader profiles Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and his counterintuitive finding that obesity may help some kidney disease sufferers.
AUG 14Radiation oncology residents' organization names Varun Sehgal, PhD, Educator of the Year.
AUG 13Inaugural ceremony for the Academy for Innovation in Medical Education on Aug. 15
AUG 12A recent survey by Sharon Wigal, PhD, a UC Irvine associate professor of pediatrics, reveals girls are more likely to “suffer silently” or show fewer symptoms of ADHD.
AUG 07Simplify your beauty routine and eat a Mediterranean diet to best protect your skin, say UC Irvine Health dermatologists Kristen Kelly and Janellen Smith.
AUG 04UC Irvine infectious disease expert Dr. Donald Forthal talks with KPCC's Larry Mantle about the ebola virus and precautions needed to prevent its transmission.
AUG 04UC Irvine immunologist Dr. Sudhir Gupta helps Orange County woman cope with her ineffective immune system.
AUG 01Dr. Roger F. Steinert, UC Irvine School of Medicine interim dean, greets the Class of 2018 at the school's annual white coat ceremony.
JULY 31UC Irvine study offers new leads for liver disease treatments.
JULY 29UC Irvine's Leslie Thompson, PhD, has been awarded $505,717 to continue her effort to create stem cell treatments for Huntington’s disease.
JULY 23Reeve-Irvine researchers identify a novel combination treatment to restore voluntary motor function impaired by spinal cord injury.
JULY 23At $1,500 a pair, Google Glass is less expensive than some videoconferencing equipment hospitals use. "Google Glass is a steal," says UC Irvine's Dr. Warren Wiechmann.
JULY 21UC Irvine's Dr. Linda Lippa receives Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education.
JULY 21Dysfunction in dopamine signaling changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain’s prefrontal cortex, according to UC Irvine scientists.
JULY 16UC Irvine Health has been named among the “Most Wired” health systems in America, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
JULY 15For the 14th consecutive year, UC Irvine Medical Center is rated among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and it is the only Orange County hospital to be listed.
JULY 15UC Irvine researchers find that high blood pressure seems to be associated with a lower risk for dementia among people who reach the age of 90.
JULY 09Radiology academy names Sabee Malloi a "Distinguished Investigator" for his advances in imaging research.
JULY 01UC Irvine anesthesia experts introduce new model of surgical care during first Perioperative Surgical Home Summit.
JULY 01Global healthcare company Abbott will join UC Irvine’s TechPortal Orange incubator and will work with Gavin Herbert Eye Institute on vision care product research.
JUN 30UC Irvine School of Medicine doctors Kenneth J. Chang, David K. Imagawa and Thomas E. Ahlering are named to three new endowed chairs.
JUN 27UC Irvine Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology forge a research partnership.
JUN 25Experimental UC Irvine Health treatment using deep brain stimulation offers hope for patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms.
JUN 24Novel biomarker predicts febrile seizure-related epilepsy, UC Irvine study finds; diagnostic technique could greatly enhance use of preventive therapies.
JUN 20UC Irvine researchers learn how botulism-causing toxin enters the bloodstream.
JUN 16UC Irvine Health receives $3.4-million NIH grant to study kidney disease and track treatment methods.
JUN 17UC Irvine Health earns Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee joint replacement programs.
JUN 12Two UC Irvine School of Medicine students are among 15 recipients of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2014 Leadership Award.
JUN 12UC Irvine Health nephrology chief named the world's top-ranked expert in end-stage renal disease by Expertscape.
JUN 11Erik D. Barton, MD, MBA, is appointed the new chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
JUN 03Renowned eye surgeon Dr. Roger F. Steinert is named interim dean of UC Irvine School of Medicine.
MAY 29A report indicating that airplane exhaust can be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX is "very novel and alarming," said UC Irvine's Ralph Delfino.
MAY 28UC Irvine Health dermatologist Dr. Janellen Smith, who sees the damage the sun can do to skin, answers questions about sunscreen.
MAY 28Melanoma survivor dispenses hope as he greets patients suffering from the disease.
MAY 27UC Irvine researchers identify new functional roles on cell surfaces for estrogen; study detects hormone receptor's key role in normal organ development and function.
MAY 20UC Irvine's Dr. Daniele Piomelli is at the forefront of current marijuana research and says cannabis opens a new chapter on the history of the brain.
MAY 19UC Irvine's Warren Wiechmann, MD, MBA, talks about innovative School of Medicine medical education programs.
MAY 15UC Irvine announces a plan to use Google Glass to teach medical school students anatomy, bedside manner and operating techniques, among other things.
MAY 14UC Irvine School of Medicine researchers identify link between colon cancer and metabolism.
MAY 13UC Irvine's Claudia Kawas, MD, talks about the results of the "90+ Study" on a segment of "Good Day LA.”
MAY 12"Dancing With the Stars" winner and Army veteran demonstrates to patients at UC Irvine Medical Center how to stay positive.
MAY 08UC Irvine Health "Healers & Heroes" gala attracts record $1.6 million in support for cancer research and patient care, including $530,000 for a breast cancer treatment device.
MAY 08UC Irvine professor Kristen Kelly, MD, receives grant from Sturge-Weber Foundation.
MAY 05UC Irvine’s groundbreaking 90+ Study is featured on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
MAY 01UC Irvine Health provides prevention tips and treatment guidelines for stroke awareness month.
APR 30UC Irvine's Child Development School focuses on helping children reach their potential.
APR 28A smartphone app that helps children with autism communicate with their parents wins first place in UC Irvine's annual Autism App Jam competition.
APR 16Cancer drugs block dementia-linked brain inflammation, UC Irvine study finds; the research takes a novel approach to lessening the impact of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
APR 112014 will be one of the worst allergy seasons on record, thanks to global warming, UC Irvine Health allergist Dr. Ravi Gutta tells Today Health.
APR 08Drugs that target cancer cells is the future of cancer treatment, says Dr. Richard Van Etten, director at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
APR 10UC Irvine Health-led MRSA study chosen a Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement for 2013.
APR 10Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, according to a new UC Irvine study.
APR 09Bone marrow stem cells show promise in stroke treatment; they trigger repair mechanisms and limit inflammation, UC Irvine researchers show.
APR 09UC Irvine researchers say studies show that a little exercise might yield big mental benefits.
APR 07UC Irvine researchers develop an inexpensive device that could help doctors detect blood-flow blockages that may signal vascular illness.
APR 02UC Irvine maternal fetal medicine experts encourage screening for patients with risk factors and symptoms of potential heart disease.
MAR 25Radiation oncology journal names UC Irvine's Varun Sehgal, PhD, as "Outstanding Reviewer."
MAR 18UC Irvine's Paolo Sassone-Corsi and Emiliana Borrelli are research scientists whose jet-setting has a higher purpose: ensuring that science is truly global.
MAR 11A new UC Irvine center for cancer research and clinical trials may give patients who want to use advanced therapies the opportunity to stay in OC for treatments.
MAR 11UC Irvine researchers find a new stem cell self-renewal mechanism.
MAR 10Researchers— including those at UC Irvine—have discovered a blood test that can identify many of those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
MAR 07UC Irvine's Stephen H. White, PhD, receives prestigious award from The Protein Society.
MAR 03UC Irvine Health supports colorectal cancer awareness; the more you know, the better you’ll be able to beat colorectal cancer.
MAR 03UC Irvine students dance the night away at the annual Care-a-thon, raising more than $20,000 for the neonatal intensive care unit at UC Irvine Medical Center.
FEB 28What should you expect when you're expecting? Likely not a heart condition.
FEB 27UC Irvine Health hematology-oncology team again earns high-quality care recognition; Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center among nation's first to be re-certified.
FEB 25Compound in kava root shows promise in preventing bladder cancer, UC Irvine researcher Dr. Xaolin Zi finds.
FEB 25Upcoming World of Medicine Day to provide information and guidance to UC Irvine premed students.
FEB 21Orange County philanthropists Sue and Ralph Stern give $5 million to fund cancer clinical trials for people with advanced-stage or treatment resistant disease.
FEB 20 UC Irvine Health-led trial finds the drug bevacizumab, or Avastin, prolongs survival in advanced cervical cancer.
FEB 18UC Irvine infectious disease specialists urge people to get immunized against measles in light of reported cases in three Southland counties.
FEB 18UC Irvine study finds a genetic cue for sudden cardiac death syndrome; the discovery could lead to improved early detection and prevention strategies.
FEB 18A Virginia girl who traveled to UC Irvine Medical Center to be treated for a disorder known as the "suicide disease" is doing well following surgery by Dr. Mark Linskey.
FEB 14UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. Shaista Malik encourages women to become their own heart health champions.
FEB 13High-intensity workouts offer maximum results in minimum time, but there's a dangerous downside: "Some people are overdoing it," says UC Irvine's Kenneth Baldwin, PhD.
FEB 12Women's Choice Awards project names UC Irvine Medical Center as a "Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Heart Care."
FEB 11During the past year, UC Irvine Medical Center ranked No. 1 in Orange County in net patient revenue, dethroning longtime leader Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.
FEB 06UC Irvine study reveals how immune protein allows salmonella to grow and cause food poisoning.
JAN 30UC Irvine Medical Center offers advice to hospital visitors who have the flu: Please stay home.
JAN 30UC Irvine stem cell researchers are awarded $1.54 million in state funding; CIRM grants will advance basic studies to improve cancer and brain disease treatments.
JAN 28Jennifer Garcia, a 29-year-old mother of two, shares the story of shedding much of her 555 pounds through weight-loss surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center.
JAN 26UC Irvine study shows that ultrasound is more comprehensive and accurate than physical examination and helps with earlier detection of potentially life-threatening conditions.
JAN 24UC Irvine study shows that ultrasound is more comprehensive and accurate than physical examination and helps with earlier detection of potentially life-threatening conditions.
JAN 03An international team that includes UC Irvine Health researchers is testing a new tracer agent to detect high-risk artery plaque during PET imaging.
JAN 03The doctors can see you now: Google Glass makes its way into UC Irvine Medical Center in a pilot program.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
JAN 02A compound derived from traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be effective at alleviating pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers.
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