Study finds drought fuels invasive species after wildfires

Study finds drought fuels invasive species after wildfires

Titled “Long-term drought promotes invasive species by reducing wildfire severity,” the research, led by Sarah Kimball, Ph.D., director of the Center for Environmental Biology at UCI, sheds light on the critical interplay of these factors and its profound implications for ecosystem health.

EPISODE 164: MICHAEL LEON ON OLFACTORY STIMULATION AS A BUFFER FOR DEMENTIA SYMPTOMS

What if the path to delaying the onset of dementia symptoms begins at the nose?
It is a doorway that the research of Dr. Michael Leon opened with a 2023 study on the power of olfaction enrichment to influence memory function and brain health. The findings drew wide acclaim and interest when his results found that stimulation of our sense of smell with essential oils had a profound impact on memory, cognition, and language recall.

Exploring Zooplankton Dynamics: A Critical Initiative by ESIIL

Exploring Zooplankton Dynamics: A Critical Initiative by ESIIL

In the realm of environmental science, understanding the intricacies of ecosystems is paramount to addressing pressing global challenges. Assistant Professor Celia Symons from the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology is spearheading significant efforts as...

ICAN Update: Welcoming Our New Directors

ICAN Update: Welcoming Our New Directors

Left to right: Professor Stephan Mahler, Professor Christie Fowler Today, the Irvine Center for Addiction Neuroscience (ICAN) is thrilled to announce significant changes in its leadership. As many may already be aware, Professor Marcelo Wood, who has served as the...

Diego A. Pizzagalli named founding director of UC Irvine depression research institute

Diego A. Pizzagalli named founding director of UC Irvine depression research institute

Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D. – a leading researcher into the causes, manifestation and treatment of mood disorders, particularly major depression – has been named the founding director of a transdisciplinary depression research institute at the University of California, Irvine, following a nationwide search. The institute is supported by a record $55 million estate gift from philanthropist Audrey Steele Burnand.

Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Featuring Aimee Edinger

Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Featuring Aimee Edinger

Professor Aimee Edinger presented at Dunlop School’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecutre on October 12, 2023. This lecture described how natural compounds found in yeast and humans might be leveraged to set up roadblocks that kill drug-resistant tumor cells, tame the obesity epidemic, and help deliver next-generation DNA and RNA medicines.

New Clinical Trial for Pazopanib Offers Hope for HHT Patients

New Clinical Trial for Pazopanib Offers Hope for HHT Patients

In a groundbreaking development for the treatment of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), a rare and life-threatening vascular disorder, nonprofit organization cureHHT has officially launched a Phase II/III clinical trial for the drug pazopanib. This...