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DEC 13The UC Irvine Health Pediatric Exercise & Genomics Research Center receives major grant to understand how exercise affects the body, one gene at a time.
DEC. 01UC Irvine movement disorders expert Dr. Neal Hermanowicz says a new study showing a link between gut bacteria and Parkinson's disease could lead to therapeutic interventions.
NOV 27Renowned Alzheimer's researcher Dr. Claudia Kawas tells "60 Minutes" about the difficulty in finding a treatment despite hundreds of millions of dollars in research efforts.
NOV 16Philanthropists Gavin and Ninetta Herbert pledge a $5-million estate gift to spur retina research at the UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.
NOV 15UC Irvine health policy researchers awarded $1.2 million to develop more effective ways for prostate cancer patients and their physicians to customize treatment.
NOV 07UC Irvine-MIT team forge new approach against Salmonella and other pathogens, an immunization strategy could prevent gastrointestinal disease.
NOV 03UC Irvine microbiologist Manuela Raffatellu and colleagues show that proteins produced by beneficial gut microbes can block inflammation-causing salmonella and E. coli.
NOV 01Exercise may help reduce anxiety in children with autism, UC Irvine pediatric developmental and behavioral researcher Jean Gehricke tells Sports Illustrated.
OCT 28Researchers with the UC Irvine Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine report that regular acupuncture reduces hypertension by activating natural opioids.
OCT 13UC Irvine epidemiologist Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD, to co-lead an ambitious statewide precision medicine effort.
OCT 11James H. Fallon, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, discusses what makes someone a psychopath during his TED Talk.
OCT 10UC Irvine’s ‘Epigenetic Control and Cellular Plasticity Symposium’ sets sights on new approaches for personalized medical care and therapeutics.
OCT 10Study lead by Dr. Charles Limoli raises questions about long-term brain health after extended spaceflights.
OCT 06UC Irvine's Dr. Zeev Kain has changed pediatric care throughout the world, as detailed in a recent article by the LA Times.
SEP 29UC Irvine researchers, led by Dr. Pathik Wadhwa, to participate in major federal effort to improve childhood health.
SEP 27Anne L. Calof, associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology, honored for rare disease breakthroughs.
SEP 15UC Irvine researchers found that people with tinnitus were more than two times likely to have problems with anxiety or depression than people who don't have tinnitus.
SEP 15UC Irvine kidney specialist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar was one of the first to report confounding results for the obesity paradox.
SEP 15UC Irvine study uncovers new molecular signaling mechanism for correcting childhood visual disorders.
SEP 15UC Irvine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center researchers illustrate how workplace stress contributes to cardiovascular disease.
SEP 14UC Irvine study suggests Corydalis yanhusuo extract for use as an adjunct medicine for low to moderate chronic pain.
SEP 13Dr. Susan Huang, professor of infectious disease, is preventing the spread of bad bugs.
SEP 08Anthony James, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, speaks to controversial 'gene drive' research debate.
SEP 08Risk factors for congenital heart defects may lie both inside and outside the heart.
SEP 02UC Irvine Health to provide emergency room services on Catalina Island.
AUG 29Michael Yassa, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology and behavior, shares how caffeine can enable you to store memories better.
AUG 26Dr. Daniele Piomelli, professor of anatomy and neurobiology, calls the use of marijuana in pain management an encouraging turning point in the opiate crisis.
AUG 22A team headed by Qun-Yong Zhou, UC Irvine professor of pharmacology, finds novel molecular clues behind nocturnal behavior.
AUG 19Anthony James, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, celebrates World Mosquito Day on the National Academy of Sciences website.
AUG 17Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver, professor and chairwoman of epidemiology, co-authors a study that links obesity and cancer risk.
AUG 17Sunscreens play a major role in protecting people from the ravages of skin cancer, says UC Irvine Health dermatologist Janellen Smith.
AUG 15 Jonathan Lakey, UC Irvine professor of surgery, pursues approach to diabetes that makes daily injections obsolete.
AUG 15UC Irvine researcher, Amal Alachkar, suggests a way to protect refugees’ babies from stress.
AUG 11Longtime UC Irvine benefactor Stanley Behrens explains why he created the School of Medicine's first fellowship program for graduate students in medical research.
AUG 09The American Heart Association journal names UC Irvine heart disease study best in category.
AUG 04Josephine Herbert Gleis commits $5 million to Gavin Herbert Eye Institute for vision research.
AUG 04Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy, a UC Irvine researcher focusing on opioid abuse, shares insights about patients using opioids for chronic pain with 89.3 KPCC
JUL 22A study recently conducted by Dr. Harrison Lin, assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, has determined how common tinnitus is in the U.S.
JUL 19UC Irvine neurobiologist Michael Yassa and his colleagues designed and employed a test that uses participants’ recall of stories to identify memory deficits and decline.
JUL 15Dr. Henry Klassen, associate professor of ophthalmology, says early-stage retinitis pigmentosa clinical trial results are encouraging.
JUL 15Daniele Piomelli, the Louise Turner Arnold Chair in the Neurosciences, testifies before the U.S. Senate subcommittee about medical benefits, risks of marijuana.
JUL 06UC Irvine’s Emiliana Borrelli and colleagues have discovered the key cellular mechanism that underlies antipsychotic-induced parkinsonism.
JUN 30UC Irvine Health review of over-the-counter nasal dilators finds them effective.
JUN 29UC Irvine nephrologist Dr. Connie Rhee is one of four recipients of the American Thyroid Association's 2016 research grants.
JUN 27UC Irvine study points to need for more head protection during practice, after findings reveal 36 percent of water polo players report concussions.
JUN 27UC Irvine epigenetics center host Saudi university president.
JUN 15It’s important not to make any hasty decisions when it comes to prostate cancer treatment, says urologic surgeon and robotic-surgery specialist Thomas Ahlering, MD.
JUN 14Dr. Lisa Gibbs, chief of geriatrics and gerontology, offers advice to families with a loved one in a nursing home.
JUN 13UC Irvine Health neurologist, Mark Fisher, leads study that taps brains of high school football players to better understand head injuries.
JUN 13A study co-led by UC Irvine’s Rongsheng Jin, professor of physiology & biophysics, reveals Botox’s sweet tooth underlies its key neuron-targeting mechanism.
JUN 08Electroacupuncture is a low-risk procedure that patients might try since acupuncture helps to reduce pain and inflammation, says Dr. John Longhurst, UC Irvine professor of medicine.
JUN 07Dr. Padma Gulur, UC Irvine pain specialist, speaks to 89.3 KPCC about fentanyl-related deaths.
JUN 07UC Irvine’s Dr. Frank Meyskens honored with Clinical Translational Scientist Career Achievement Award at “Think tank” workshops.
JUN 01“Think tank” workshops to mark Clinical Translational Research Day.
MAY 25Dr. William Bunney, distinguished professor of psychiatry & human behavior, receives prestigious alumni award from Penn Medicine.
MAY 24Dr. Ira Lott, pediatric neurologist and lead researcher, studying link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's.
MAY 23Dr. Ruth Benca joins UC Irvine Health as chair of psychiatry & human behavior.
MAY 17Gavin Herbert Eye Institute gets $2 million to establish cornea and retina centers.
MAY 16UC Irvine’s Katrine Whiteson attends White House event on microbiome research.
MAY 10UC Irvine's Dr. Shaista Malik says yoga and meditation can help defeat stress.
MAY 09Dr. Warren Wiechmann, associate dean of instructional technologies, demonstrates how smartphone attachments are replacing traditional tools of the trade.
MAY 06UC Irvine medical school team awarded LGBT Health Achievement Award for hosting regional conference.
MAY 06UC Irvine’s Paolo Sassone-Corsi believes new cancer study explains why cancer kills even as modern medicine destroys the tumors.
MAY 05Lung tumors hijack metabolic processes in the liver, UC Irvine study finds.
MAY 04UC Irvine’s new biocontainment lab to be designated a National Training Center.
APR 28Dr. Howard Federoff, UC Irvine Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, discusses ownership of stem cells with the Travis Smiley show.
APR 26National health leaders to discuss ‘Cutting Edge Medicine Today & Tomorrow’ at UC Irvine.
APR 15UC Irvine team finds method to reduce accumulation of damaging Huntington’s disease protein.
APR 07UC Irvine study finds safer stem cell-derived therapy for recovery from brain radiation.
APR 06A diabetic's risk for heart disease drops 62 percent when blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol are controlled, a UC Irvine report shows.
APR 01Dr. Sumeet Vadera, assistant professor of neurological surgery, shares easy science projects for children with CBS Los Angeles.
MAR 28Team led by infectious diseases researcher Philip Felgner receives $8 million to help develop Q fever vaccine.
FEB 29Dr. Lisa Gibbs, chief of the UC Irvine program in geriatrics, tells the Register that families should stay informed about therapy plans for relatives in nursing homes.
FEB 29UC Irvine's Dr. Warren Wiechmann discusses how medical apps are changing the culture of medicine from the physician side.
FEB 22Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy, emergency medicine research director, leads Orange County's first needle exchange program.
FEB 19The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders names Anna Laakman director of education and training.
FEB 18Dr. Virginia Kimonis to discuss link between rare condition and Parkinson’s disease at fashion fundraiser.
FEB 16UC Irvine Health neurologist, Dr. An Do, leads research that enables a paraplegic man to take historic steps.
FEB 05UC Irvine's Dr. Anthony James is creating mutant mosquitoes in hopes of fighting malaria and the Zika virus.
FEB 01Professor Anthony James of UC Irvine discusses the Zika virus and consequences of pesticides to our health and on the ecosystem.
FEB 01Dr. Michael J. Stamos, chair of the Department of Surgery, has been named interim dean of UC Irvine School of Medicine, effective Feb. 1.
JAN 26UC Irvine School of Medicine student Alvin Chan uses fotonovela approach to raise HPV vaccination awareness.
JAN 25Dr. Donald Forthal, chief of infectious diseases for UC Irvine Health, advises pregnant women to postpone travel where there’s an outbreak of a mosquito-borne disease Zika.
JAN 21Dr. Howard Federoff named CEO of UC Irvine Health.
JAN 20Foundation for environmental toxin study found in UC Irvine neuroscientist John Weiss’ grad school research.
JAN 12Sue and Bill Gross commit $40 million to establish nursing school that will help address critical healthcare needs.
JAN 08People wouldn’t mind being 100 if they could walk and talk and think, says UC Irvine geriatric neurologist, Claudia Kawas.
JAN 05UC Irvine's Dr. Tallie Z. Baram and colleagues discovered that erratic maternal care of infants can increase the likelihood of risky behaviors in adult life.