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Scientists Uncover How Rare Gene Mutation Affects Brain Development and Memory

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, have found that a rare gene mutation alters brain development in mice, impairing memory and disrupting the communication between nerve cells. They also show memory problems...
18-Oct-2018 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Global Warming Will Have Us Crying in What’s Left of Our Beer

On top of rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes and worsening wildfires, scientists project that human-caused climate change will result in one of the most dire consequences imaginable: a disruption in the global beer supply.
15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCI-led study reveals that cells involved in allergies also play a key role in survival

In a UCI-led study, researchers found evidence that mast cells, an important group of immune cells typically associated with allergies, actually enable the body to survive fasting or intense exercise. The study was published today in Cell...
10-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCI Researchers Discover Molecular Mechanisms of Ancient Herbal Remedies

Researchers in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine have discovered the molecular basis for a therapeutic action of an ancient herbal medicine used across Africa to treat various...
10-Oct-2018 10:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCI Study: Reduced Sierra Nevada Snowmelt Runoff to Threaten California Agriculture

An estimated three-quarters of the water used by farms, ranches and dairies in California originates as snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, but the future viability of that resource is projected to be at heightened risk due to global climate...
8-Oct-2018 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCI scientists push microscopy to sub-molecular resolution

Notorious asphyxiator carbon monoxide has few true admirers, but it’s favored by University of California, Irvine scientists who use it to study other molecules.
2-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCI researcher awarded NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

University of California, Irvine Neuroscientist Medha Pathak, PhD, an assistant professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the UCI School of Medicine, and member of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center and the Center for Complex...
2-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Much-anticipated museum begins previews of long-hidden paintings, sculptures

After months of media buzz, UCI’s Institute and Museum for California Art begins taking shape this fall with special exhibits of never publicly seen masterpieces, lectures and other events.
27-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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