UCI garners $11.5 million in continued support of systems biology center

Oct. 11, 2012 Press Release Interdisciplinary work sheds light on dynamic interactions underlying complex functions Irvine, Calif., October 11, 2012 —UC Irvine has been awarded $11.5 million over five years to further support the biologists, mathematicians, physicists, engineers and computer scientists who collaborate in pursuit of a more comprehensive and accurate understanding of complex biological systems. … Read More […]

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Kawas honored as Visionary Woman by Alzheimer’s Association of OC

Oct. 6, 2012 News Brief Irvine, Calif. October 6, 2012 – Dr. Claudia Kawas, the Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology & Behavior at UC Irvine, was honored for her clinical contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research and care by the Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. … Read More […]

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School of Biological Sciences receives three awards totaling $1.6 million in grants and 12 fellowships

Oct. 2, 2012 Press Release Irvine, Calif. October 2, 2012 – UCI School of Biological Sciences received three awards from the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, totaling $1.6 million in grants and 12 fellowships for the next three years. This is a significant achievement for the School of Biological Sciences, which … Read More […]

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James Hicks earns honorary doctorate from leading Danish university, meets the queen

Sept. 25, 2012 News Brief Irvine, Calif., September 25, 2012 – UCI Associate Vice Chancellor for Research James Hicks received an honorary doctorate from Aarhus University in Denmark on Sept. 14. The professor of ecology & evolutionary biology has long collaborated with scientists at the Danish university, which is one of Europe’s top centers for … Read More […]

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State stem cell research funding agency awards $37.3 million to aid UC Irvine efforts

Sept. 6, 2012 Press Release Collaborations set to advance Alzheimer’s disease and retinitis pigmentosa treatments Irvine, Calif., September 06, 2012 —Efforts to begin human clinical trials using stem cells to treat Alzheimer’s disease and retinitis pigmentosa received a $37.3 million boost from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine during its most recent round of funding on … Read More […]

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UCI microbiologists find new approach to fighting viral illnesses

Aug. 22, 2012 Press Release Study identifies how RNA viruses hijack a host cell to multiply Irvine, Calif., August 22, 2012 —By discovering how certain viruses use their host cells to replicate, UC Irvine microbiologists have identified a new approach to the development of universal treatments for viral illnesses such as meningitis, encephalitis, hepatitis and possibly … Read More […]

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Human model of Huntington’s disease created from skin’s stem cells

June 28, 2012 Press Release ‘HD in a dish’ will facilitate search for elusive treatment Irvine, Calif., June 28, 2012 —An international consortium of Huntington’s disease experts, including several from the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UC Irvine, has generated a human model of the deadly inherited disorder directly from the skin … Read More […]

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Susan V. Bryant named interim provost for UC Irvine

June 22, 2012 Press Release Acclaimed biologist, accomplished administrator has long history of service to campus Irvine, Calif., June 22, 2012 —Susan V. Bryant, internationally acclaimed biologist with a 40-year history serving the campus, has been named interim executive vice chancellor & provost for UC Irvine, effective July 9. She succeeds Michael R. Gottfredson, who will … Read More […]

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UCI researchers create mosquitoes incapable of transmitting malaria

June 12, 2012 Press Release Advance provides genetic options for controlling spread of deadly disease Irvine, Calif., June 12, 2012 —Mosquitoes bred to be unable to infect people with the malaria parasite are an attractive approach to helping curb one of the world’s most pressing public health issues, according to UC Irvine scientists. Anthony James and colleagues … Read More […]

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UCI stem cell researcher to receive $4.8 million in state funding

May 24, 2012 Press Release CIRM grant will advance work on multiple sclerosis treatment Irvine, Calif., May 24, 2012 —A UC Irvine immunologist will receive $4.8 million to create a new line of neural stem cells that can be used to treat multiple sclerosis. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded the grant Thursday, May 24, … Read More […]

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