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October 15, 2019

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair and Professor James Hicks has been named a 2019 Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. The Academy is based in San Francisco and consists of an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest,...

September 30, 2019

Discovery of TOM-1 protein role heralds new directions in the disease fight. ...

September 25, 2019

Recent research shows the brain’s rewards regions activate when males crave videogames, girls face more depression when overusing social media. ...

September 23, 2019

Two UC Irvine scientists, Dr. Kathleen Treseder and Dr. Brett Sanders, spoke at the event about the need for the bill to fight against sea-level rise....

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