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Seven UCI researchers named AAAS fellows

Seven University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from engineering and chemistry to sociology and anthropology have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general...
28-Nov-2018 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


UCI to Lead National Study on Value of Liberal Arts Education

The University of California, Irvine has been named by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as the national pilot site for an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by the School of Education to study approaches that will increase our understanding of...
27-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


UCI and Singapore Researchers Find Source of 2015 Southeast Asia Smoke Cloud

Smoke from widespread fires in Indonesia in the summer and fall of 2015 hung heavily over major urban centers in Southeast Asia, causing adverse health effects for millions of people. The afflicted could not have known that the polluted air they...
19-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

UCI awarded $5.4 million grant to prepare Compton students for college access and success

The University of California, Irvine has been awarded a $5.4 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare middle school students for college access and...
15-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


UCI researchers discover molecular mechanisms of an African folk medicine

Researchers in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine have discovered the molecular basis for therapeutic actions of an African folk medicine used to treat a variety of illnesses and...
14-Nov-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


UCI scientists simplify and accelerate directed evolution bioengineering method

In a study published today in the journal Cell, University of California, Irvine researchers reported that they have accelerated and simplified directed evolution by having live cells do most of the heavy lifting. By inserting a specially engineered...
8-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Immunotherapy Technique Can Specifically Target Tumor Cells, UCI Study Reports

A new immunotherapy screening prototype developed by University of California, Irvine researchers can quickly create individualized cancer treatments that will allow physicians to effectively target tumors without the side effects of standard cancer...
6-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UCI announces plans for Student Success Building

Recognizing the importance of wellness and support services to overall student success, the University of California, Irvine today revealed plans to build a comprehensive, conveniently located center that will house mental health, wellness and...
5-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UCI expert source - Amazon HQ2 and 3 announcement

Amihai Glazer, UCI economics professor, is available for commentary on Amazon's HQ2 and 3 locations decision. He is a leading authority on relations between special interests and government, the author of five books on public policy and has provided...
13-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST


At Least Bias Is Non-Partisan, UCI Lead Researcher Says

18-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT


UCI School of Humanities dean can comment on Hungary’s removal of gender studies programs

17-Oct-2018 2:55 PM EDT


UCI sociologist can comment on women running for office in 2018

5-Oct-2018 6:15 PM EDT

UCI School of Medicine Dean available to comment on standards for physician disclosure of conflict of interest

24-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT


CORRECTION - UCI expert can comment on memory for sexual assault

21-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT


UCI Expert Can Comment on Impact of Elon Musk's Whims on the Future of Tesla

28-Aug-2018 3:30 PM EDT


UCI expert can comment on "Crazy Rich Asians" movie

7-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT

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