Susanne Rafelski named 2013 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging

Dr. Susanne Rafelski was named a 2013 New Scholar in Aging by the Ellison Medical Foundation. Suanne is an Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology in the School of Biological Sciences. Her Ellison award will support research that pushes live-cell, high-resolution microscopic imaging to the extremes of what is technologically possible. This research will … Read More […]

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Two Bio Sci scientists receive Prestigious NIH New Innovator Awards

Prestigious program supports research by early-career faculty; three total from UCI honored Irvine, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 — UC Irvine scientists Sunil Gandhi and Ali Mortazavi from the School of Biological Sciences have been named recipients of the prestigious 2013 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Awards. Aaron Esser-Kahn, from the School of Physical … Read More […]

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UCI-led study creates new memories by directly changing the brain

Findings could prove helpful in understanding and resolving learning and memory disorders Irvine, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 — By studying how memories are made, UC Irvine neurobiologists created new, specific memories by direct manipulation of the brain, which could prove key to understanding and potentially resolving learning and memory disorders. (Pictured left to right: Alexandre A. … Read More […]

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UCI-led study reveals how SARS virus hijacks host cells

Findings could prove beneficial in the development of therapies Irvine, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013 — UC Irvine infectious disease researchers have uncovered components of the SARS coronavirus – which triggered a major outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2002-03 – that allow it to take over host cells in order to replicate. This insight … Read More […]

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Bio faculty studies featured in American Journal of Botany’s July 2013 issue

Several studies from UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences faculty featured in American Journal of Botany The July 2013 issue of the American Journal of Botany features several studies from UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences faculty on global biological change. The cover image for the special issue features the research sites of Diane Campbell … Read More […]

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UCI-led team develops more accurate model of climate change’s effect on soil

Model accounts for how in-ground carbon is affected by bacteria and fungi Irvine, Calif., August 1, 2013 — Scientists from UC Irvine and the National Center for Atmospheric Research have developed a new computer model to measure global warming’s effect on soil worldwide that accounts for how bacteria and fungi in soil control carbon. They … Read More […]

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Thompson studies point to new targets for Huntington’s disease treatments

UCI MIND’s Leslie Thompson has worked on Huntington’s disease for over two decades, and her group’s research has revealed extensive insights into the biological underpinnings of the disease. During the week of July 15, her laboratory adds to its impressive log of discoveries. Thompson is the lead author for studies appearing in the Proceedings of … Read More […]

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