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DEC 21UC Irvine’s Anthony James honored as one of Orange County’s most influential by the Orange County Register.
DEC 21UC Irvine medical school grad inspires $1.75-million gift to the Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center to develop childhood exercise curriculum.
DEC 09A UC Irvine study led by Dr. Mark Fisher shows that 75 percent of emergency room stroke cases may have been prevented by early intervention.
DEC 02UC Irvine’s Daniele Piomelli led a study that helps healthy cell processes that can block tumor growth.
NOV 30To help find Alzheimer’s biomarkers in people with Down syndrome, National Institute on Aging grants $4.7 million to Dr. Ira Lott’s research team.
NOV 23University of California scientists create malaria-blocking mosquitoes that may help eradicate disease that sickens millions annually.
NOV 23Biological chemistry professor Robert Moyzis named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
NOV 17Anthony James, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, collaborates on efforts to edit a mosquito genome to prevent spread of malaria.
NOV 17Dr. Sheldon Greenfield, co-executive director of the Health Policy Research Institute, shares how the public can rebuild their trust in medicine.
NOV 16We can use urine specimens for one-step screening and diagnosing of HCV infection, says Dr. Ke-Qin Hu, director of hepatology services.
NOV 06Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen, UC Irvine Health chief of gastrointestinal surgery, comments on new gastric balloon device.
OCT 30UC Irvine Health breast cancer specialist Dr. Alice Police and radiologist Dr. Freddie Combs highlight techniques for finding and treating breast cancer.
OCT 28UC Irvine’s first undocumented medical student, Oscar Hernandez, is determined to serve the Latino community.
OCT 26Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, UC Irvine associate professor of psychiatry, on the importance of physicians having end-of-life care conversations with patients.
OCT 26UC Irvine study led by professor Daniele Piomelli uncovers role of oxytocin in triggering marijuana-like neurotransmitters.
OCT. 21UC Irvine’s Dr. Israel DeAlba speaks to 89.3 KPCC regarding the American Cancer Society’s new breast cancer screening guidelines.
OCT 21Mammography is absolutely indispensable, says Dr. Stephen Feig, director of breast imaging at UC Irvine Health.
OCT 15Joint Commission renews Gold Seal for UC Irvine Health heart failure program.
OCT 02UC Irvine's Institute for Clinical & Transitional Science gets $19 million grant to speed up practical use of scientific discoveries.
OCT 02Radiological sciences professor Dr. Robert Detrano receives the Yunnan Friendship Award for ChinaCal efforts.
SEP 24We showed that you can restore intuitive, brain-controlled walking after a complete spinal cord injury, says neurologist An Do, MD.
SEP 15The UC Irvine School of Medicine will begin using the MAggPI digital pathology imaging system to train medical students.
SEP 14Dr. Naoto Hoshi, associate professor of pharmacology and physiology & biophysics, and colleagues discovered that valproic acid preserved the M-current during seizures.
SEP 08Dr. Howard Federoff, UC Irvine Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, plans clinical studies to follow his landmark discovery of a blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease.
AUG 26NIH awards $19 million to UC Irvine's Institute for Clinical & Translational Science to continue transforming scientific discoveries into medical advances for patients.
AUG 19UC Irvine cardiologist Dr. John Longhurst explains how patients treated with electro-acupuncture experienced drops in blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half.
AUG 12UC Irvine’s Dr. Henry Klassen leads first clinical trial of stem cell-based retinitis pigmentosa treatment.
AUG 10About 68 percent of pregnant women who stop taking medication will suffer a relapse of their depression or bipolar disorder, says UC Irvine’s Dr. Julianne Toohey.
AUG 05UC Irvine’s Bongkyoo Choi emphasizes the importance of reduced sedentary time in the workplace.
AUG 04UC Irvine research led by Dr. Susan Huang prompts CDC call for coordinated efforts by the nation's healthcare centers to stop the spread of drug-resistant infections.
AUG 04Sitting for prolonged periods at work, even if you exercise regularly, is linked to chronic diseases, says UC Irvine researcher Bongkyoo Choi, ScD, MPH.
JUL 16UC Irvine neurologist and former chair Dr. Arnold Starr is named an honorary member of the American Academy of Neurology.
JUL 15UC Irvine infectious disease expert Dr. Alan Barbour tells NBC News that climate change and other factors have led to the spread of Lyme disease.
JUL 02Dr. Warren Wiechmann, associate dean of instructional technologies, contributes to a new report from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.
JUN 29UC Irvine Health dermatologist, Dr. Janellen Smith, shares the five things you need to know about sunscreen with 89.3 KPCC.
JUN 23Pediatric geneticist Dr. June-Anne Gold is named chair of the American Medical Association's international graduates council.
JUN 23Dr. Steven Potkin, UC Irvine professor of psychiatry & human behavior, leads Huntington’s disease study.
JUN 23When it comes to brain health, learning plus exercise is better than either alone, says neuroscientist Carl W. Cotman, PhD.
JUN 19Roxane Cohen Silver, PhD, professor of psychology and social behavior, lets us know when it’s okay to unplug from tragic media coverage.
JUN 16Cathy Cahill, associate professor of anesthesiology and perioperative care, has published research linking chronic pain to mood and addiction disorders.
JUN 08Alan Barbour, MD, an expert on tick-borne diseases helps us understand lyme disease in his recent interview with WNYC 93.9 FM.
JUN 08UC Irvine Health burn specialist Dr. Victor Joe talks to CBS Los Angeles about fire pit injuries.
MAY 29Ralph Clayman, MD, professor of urology, shared views of shock wave lithotripsy with MedPage Today.
MAY 27UC Irvine physicians discuss how technology is shaping medicine with the Orange County Register.
MAY 06The future of surgery is limited, according to Jaime Landman, MD, professor and chair, Department of Urology.
MAY 06UC Irvine’s Dr. Shahram Lotfipour says it might be easier to lose your balance on a treadmill than while running outside because of the treadmill’s moving surface.
MAY 01A study conducted by Charles Limoli, professor of radiation oncology, finds that long-term exposure to galactic cosmic rays leads to dementia-like cognitive impairments.
APR 30Federal program supports UC Irvine effort to combat antimicrobial-resistant pathogens with grant up to $5 million.
APR 29UC Irvine neurologist, Steven Cramer, says looking to Instagram is just another way to practice exercising the brain after a stroke.
APR 16UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders receives a five-year, $11 million grant from the National Institute on Aging.
APR 14The web-based tool VisualDx can help physicians pinpoint a diagnosis with little more than a rash to go on, UC Irvine’s Dr. Warren Weichmann tells Wired magazine.
APR 13Dr. William Bunney, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior awarded prestigious Payne Whitney Award for Extraordinary Public Service.
APR 09Richard Haier, PhD, professor emeritus of pediatrics says there’s no one way to define genius.
APR 07UC Irvine geriatric neurologist, Claudia Kawas, shares an overview of aging and dementia risk on the Medical Daily website.
APR 06UC Irvine’s Ralph J. Delfino, MD, PhD, led study which examined the effect of chronic exposure in asthmatic children living in homes near traffic pollution.
APR 03The Optical Society honors UC Irvine professor of surgery and biomedical engineering Bruce Tromberg, PhD, with its Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award.
APR 03Dr. J. Christian Fox, UC Irvine's director of ultrasound medical education, is named among the "25 Top Sonography Professors.
APR 02To say reading in dim light damages your eyes is akin to saying listening to whispers will make you go deaf, says UC Irvine ophthalmologist Dr. Wade Crow.
APR 02Dr. William Karnes, director of the UC Irvine Health high-risk colon cancer program, discusses working towards a colon cancer-free Orange County with the Orange County Register.
APR 01WebTIPS has the potential to transform the delivery of behavioral interventions for children and families undergoing surgery, says UC Irvine anesthesiologist Dr. Zeev N. Kain.
APR 01UC Irvine neurologist Mark Fisher and colleagues identify presence of a heart pouch that may explain strokes of unknown origin.
MAR 26UC Irvine's Leslie Thompson, PhD, is awarded $5 million to continue efforts to create stem cell treatments for Huntington’s disease.
MAR 25Leslie Randall, assistant professor of gynecologic oncology, comments on Angelina Jolie’s recent surgery announcement.
MAR 25Joyce Keyak, professor in residence of radiological sciences, inducted into the American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering‘s College of Fellows.
MAR 17With $9 million in NASA funding, UC Irvine professor of radiation oncology, Charles Limoli, will lead a national effort to study underlying mechanisms of ‘space brain’.
MAR 12Dr. Dan Cooper, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, is named Pediatrician of the Year by the American Academy of Pediatrics-Orange County Chapter.
MAR 11Dr. Howard Federoff named UC Irvine vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of medicine.
MAR 04We’re taking cancers that are previously incurable and we’re curing them, says Dr. Richard Van Etten, director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
FEB 26In the March issue of Discover, UC Irvine's Frank LaFerla says finding a treatment for Alzheimer's disease is like "trying to put out a raging fire with a bucket of water."
FEB 20UC Irvine melanoma researcher Dr. Frank E. Meyskens comments on a Science article on how the sun’s rays continue to damage skin cells long after it sets.
FEB 19Anthony James, UC Irvine professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, comments on the mosquito gene trial in the Florida Keys.
FEB 18UC Irvine professor, Daniele Piomelli, shares research discoveries on a signaling process that is at the heart of the accelerated aging influenced by methamphetamine abuse.
FEB 17Charles Limoli, UC Irvine professor of radiation oncology, shares how human neural stem cell treatments are showing promise for reversing learning and memory deficits after chemotherapy.
FEB 13People who consider suicide don't want to die, but are looking to escape intolerable suffering, says Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior.
FEB 11 UC Irvine and Italian scientists limit accelerated cellular aging caused by methamphetamine use.
FEB 10UC Irvine Health first in Orange County to use remote heart failure monitoring system.
FEB 09UC Irvine Health neurosurgeon Dr. Sumeet Vadera talks about the use of the Rosa robot in complex brain surgery.
FEB 09The Society of Gynecologic Oncology honors UC Irvine Health surgeon Dr. Ramez Eskander with its 2015 Presidential Award.
FEB 05The Department of Urology's High School Summer Surgery Program will accept applications starting March 1. Space is limited. Learn more ›
JAN 29UC Irvine geriatric neurologist, Claudia Kawas, has been working on a longitudinal study of people age 90 and older since 2003 called the 90-plus study.
JAN 22UC Irvine medical students and undergraduates, led by family medicine specialist Dr. Baotran Vo, help the uninsured at new student-founded Free Clinic Project.
JAN 15UC Irvine anatomy and neurobiology professor, David Reinkensmeyer, discusses the technology behind a device designed for stroke patients called the music glove.
JAN 07Adding anti-oxidants to one's diet may not prolong life span, a UC Irvine study finds.
JAN 06Body-clock rhythms play a key role in the metabolism and division of cells, UC Irvine researchers find in a study published in Cell Reports.