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2011
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DEC. 21Coroners cite financial restrictions for not autopsying many older people, says UC Irvine's Dr. Laura Mosqueda, who calls it "an excuse not to autopsy any older person."
DEC. 20Clinical trial of UC Irvine-created stem cell therapy is open to U.S. and Canadian patients; three patients have been enrolled.
DEC. 19UC Irvine researchers urge caution when buying noisy toys: parents should ensure that their children don’t risk permanent hearing damage.
DEC. 15UC Irvine neurosurgeon Mark E. Linskey directs first-ever course on clinical trials for brain tumors at National Society of Neuro-Oncology meeting.
DEC. 14 Holiday health tips that will help you fit in your jeans and stay sane through the season of ho, ho, ho.
DEC. 14UC Irvine student-run nonprofit called the Medical Initiative Against Homelessness, or MIAH, provides tutoring, medical assistance and other services to the homeless.
DEC. 13UC Irvine team identifies a major cause of chronic kidney disease-related inflammation; the finding could help prevent cardiovascular complications.
DEC. 12Study shows UC Irvine's strict flu vaccination policy has boosted healthcare worker compliance rates above 90 percent.
DEC. 07Prostate cancer ― to test or not to test: Dr. John Fruehauf, a UC Irvine urologic oncologist, says doctors use conservative national guidelines to decide how to proceed.
DEC. 02National Multiple Sclerosis Society lauds UC Irvine Healthcare's program.
NOV. 21A study published this week in Archives of Neurology lends evidence to UC Irvine ‘chemo brain’ research findings.
NOV. 16UC Irvine Healthcare's surgical information system is improving efficiency and providing valuable clinical tracking data, says Dr. Zeev Kain, head of anesthesiology and perioperative care.
NOV. 15 A blood test is more effective at ruling out obstructive coronary disease than tests using radioactive agents, says UC Irvine nuclear cardiology professor Dr. Gregory S. Thomas.
NOV. 14Oncologists need to understand the unique needs of young cancer patients, says UC Irvine's Dr. Leonard Sender in an interview.
NOV. 13UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Director Dr. Roger Steinert joins ophthalmologists in offering pro bono care at a weekend vision clinic.
NOV. 09Childhood obesity rates almost tripled in the past generation; "Solving the problem is not going to be easy," says UC Irvine Pediatrics Chair Dr. Dan Cooper.
NOV. 09UC Irvine researchers: A fetus can sense its mom’s psychological state; if she's depressed, it can affect how the baby develops.
NOV. 03Children "are suffering needlessly" from postoperative pain, UC Irvine study author Dr. Zeev Kain tells CNN.
NOV. 02Physicians serving on federal panels evaluating new drugs and procedures should disclose potential conflicts of interest, says UC Irvine's Dr. Sheldon Greenfield.
NOV. 02UC Irvine otolaryngologist Dr. Sunil Verma examines a singer's vocal cords on "The Doctors" on KCBS-TV at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.
NOV. 02Paying attention to diet and exercise can help prevent disease, says Dr. Shaista Malik, medical director of UC Irvine's Preventive Cardiology Program.
OCT. 31UC Irvine molecular biologist Anthony A. James has developed a genetic modification that makes female mosquitoes unable to fly; they can't mate or bite people.
OCT. 28UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Frank L. Meyskens says cancer research will be on life support if the U.S. Congress enacts proposed budget cuts in 2012.
OCT. 27Children suffer unnecessarily from postoperative pain, according to a UC Irvine study that suggests the need for improved pediatric care.
OCT. 25UC Irvine's Dr. James H. Fallon, who spent many years studying the brain scans of psychopaths, worries about the ramifications of a new cellphone-based brain scanner.
OCT. 25After one year, the world's first test of a stem-cell treatment for spinal cord injury-- a treatment developed by UC Irvine researchers--is proving safe.
OCT. 20UC Irvine psychiatrist Dr. William Bunney wins the Sarnat Prize for research on mood disorders.
OCT. 19Missing Saddleback College professor may be exhibiting signs of Huntington’s disease, says UC Irvine researcher Leslie Thompson.
OCT. 14Robots may extend the post-stroke race against the clock, according to a UC Irvine presentation during a meeting of the American Neurological Association.
OCT. 07UC Irvine’s Dr. Mark E. Linskey receives the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Distinguished Service Award.
OCT. 07UC Irvine’s Dr. Shaista Malik says more study is needed to know whether reduced triglyceride levels after liposuction surgery translate into longer term health benefits.
OCT. 06Eating healthy and exercising mind and body may stave off Alzheimer's, say experts at UC Irvine's Disease Research Conference.
OCT. 05Former UCLA administrator Ginger L. Osman has been named Assistant Dean of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for UC Irvine School of Medicine..
OCT. 04An over-the-counter dietary supplement appears to halt the progress of multiple sclerosis, a UC Irvine study shows.
OCT. 03UC Irvine Medical Center receives a Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association for exemplary heart failure care.
SEP. 30The accuracy of the new bio-thriller film, "Contagion," gets high marks from UC Irvine infectious disease and emergency specialists
SEP. 30UC Irvine ophthalmologist Dr. Robert Wade Crow explains why we see stars when we hit our heads.
SEP. 30A glucosamine-like dietary supplement suppresses the damaging autoimmune response seen in multiple sclerosis, according to a UC Irvine study
SEP. 26A buildup of calcium in coronary arteries can be a predictor of heart attacks and strokes in people with diabetes and metabolic syndrome, a UC Irvine study shows.
SEP. 23A 23-year-old German man paralyzed from the waist down becomes the first to receive stem-cell treatment developed by UC Irvine researchers.
SEP. 22Dr. Michael J. Stamos, chair of the Department of Surgery, has been elected president of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
SEP. 19Solid evidence is often missing from obstetrics guidelines, a new study shows. "There simply is not enough data or it is disputed," says UC Irvine's Dr. Sheldon Greenfield.
SEP. 16UC Irvine to create medical business/technology incubator; portal aims to foster economic growth by nurturing start-ups
SEP. 15Combating childhood obesity by measuring body mass index "is a very poor tracking mechanism for a child," UC Irvine's Dr. Dan Cooper tells ABC News.
SEP. 07There are 65 MD/MBA programs in the U.S., up from only five or six in the 1990s, UC Irvine's Dr. Maria Chandler tells the New York Times.
SEP. 01UC Irvine awarded $1.7-million federal grant to be the National Center on Elder Abuse, serving as clearinghouse for information, research and best practices.
AUG. 30Digital textbooks could ease problems associated with printed texts, says TIME, noting that UC Irvine medical students read their textbooks on iPads.
AUG. 26As Eastern seaboard states prepared for the hurricane-force storm Irene, members of UC Irvine's Center for Disaster Medical Sciences geared up for the crisis.
AUG. 25UC Irvine gastrointestinal surgeon Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen discusses trends in bariatric surgery with National Public Radio in Boston.
AUG. 16New UC Irvine study shows that blood clots that occur after surgery are often linked to use of a catheter.
AUG. 06UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake welcomes the School of Medicine's Class of 2015.
AUG. 05New medical students get iPads in second year of UC Irvine's iMedEd Initiative, now funded by a $1.2- million grant from a Fountain Valley businessman.
AUG. 05UC Irvine's Brain Tumor Program receives second $250,000 gift from grateful patient
AUG. 04Teens play surgeon to test life as a doctor in an exchange program sponsored by UC Irvine's Department of Urology.
AUG. 03Stem cells show promise for restoring cognitive abilities after chemotherapy, say UC Irvine brain tumor specialists Dr. Daniela Bota and Dr. Mark Linskey.
AUG. 02White Coat Ceremony launches second year of UC Irvine School of Medicine’s expanding iMedEd Initiative, a revolutionary digital curriculum.
AUG. 01Young adults whose mothers experience psychological trauma during pregnancy show signs of accelerated aging, finds a UC Irvine-led study.
JUL. 28UC Irvine's Nathan Wong was honored for distinguished work in cardiovascular disease prevention at the 2011 International Academy of Cardiology World Congress.
Jul. 27Dr. Shaista Malik of UC Irvine's Preventive Cardiology Program will appear on PBS SoCal's Healthy OC to discuss women’s cardiovascular health.
JUL. 26U.S. News & World Report lists more than 80 physicians affiliated with UC Irvine Healthcare in the magazine’s new “Top Doctors” database.
JUL. 25UC Irvine's Dr. Mark Linskey and the late Dr. Marianne Cinat honored by the Orange County Trauma Intervention Program.
JUL. 22UC Irvine researchers report the 9/11 tragedy triggered a large and lingering rise in self-reported health problems across the nation.
JUL. 19UC Irvine Medical Center makes "America’s Best Hospitals" list for 11th consecutive year.
JUL. 11UC Irvine cardiologists lead the West in performing safer, more comfortable angioplasty on patients through the wrist.
JUL. 06Green tea may lower bad cholesterol, but not enough to replace cholesterol medication, a UC Irvine researcher says.
JUL. 05UC Irvine study helps explain why fatty foods such as potato chips are so hard to resist.
JUL. 01UC Irvine is recruiting subjects for a study on preterm birth among first-time mothers; the findings could help reduce infant mortality.
JUN. 28New study proves that long-term mammography screening saves lives, says UC Irvine breast imaging expert Dr. Stephen Feig.
JUN. 27UC Irvine, French researchers find a master switch responsible for adult epilepsy; study identifies new prevention approach.
JUN. 24Minimally invasive colon surgery reduces the risk of blood clots in the deep veins, UC Irvine researchers report.
JUN . 21Dr. Laura Mosqueda is named chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
JUN. 21Dr. Michael Stamos, acting chair of the Department of Surgery since last year, has been named chair.
JUN. 20Message from UC Irvine Medical Center CEO Terry Belmont and School of Medicine Dean Ralph Clayman, M.D., on the passing of Dr. Marianne Cinat
JUN. 20Dr. Charles Vega, director of UC Irvine School of Medicine's PRIME-LC program, on training future doctors to meet the needs of underserved Latino communities
JUN. 20Geneticist Paolo Sassone-Corsi, chair of UC Irvine's Department of Pharmacology, to collaborate with the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Immunology and Epigenetics
JUN. 20Patients who undergo laparoscopic colorectal surgery have fewer clotting complications, UC Irvine surgeon Dr. Michael J. Stamos and colleagues report in the Archives of Surgery.
JUN. 16Top six risk factors for weight-loss surgery identified by UC Irvine research team led by Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen
JUN. 13UC Irvine and the Angels team up for a series of summer blood drives to benefit trauma patients and newborns; donors will receive game tickets.
JUN. 13Only 35 percent of anesthesiologists monitor the heart's blood flow, a vital measure of oxygen in the body during surgery, a study led by UC Irvine's Dr. Maxime Cannesson has found.
JUN. 11No helmet designed today will prevent a concussion, UC Irvine's Dr. Justin Hata says at the second annual concussion-awareness conference.
JUN. 02Medical examiners may under-report elder abuse deaths out of a sense that the aging victims will die anyway, says UC Irvine expert Dr. Laura Mosqueda.
JUN. 01Genetic and metabolic risk factors combine to trigger multiple sclerosis, a research team led by UC Irvine neurologist Dr. Michael Demetriou has found.
JUN. 01Meditation has proven beneficial effects on health, says UC Irvine psychiatry professor Dr. Roger Walsh.
MAY. 18Smartphone technology holds promise for improving sound quality for cochlear implant patients, says Fan-Gang Zeng, director of the UC Irvine's Hearing and Speech Research Laboratory.
MAY. 18National experts to attend UC Irvine's Institute for Clinical & Translational Science's inaugural spring mentoring colloquium and workshop on May 20
MAY. 17High-demand, low-control jobs can take a psychological toll, UC Irvine occupational stress expert Dr. Peter L. Schall tells Fox News.
MAY. 17UC Irvine stuttering expert Dr. Gerald Maguire to give keynote address at international stuttering conference
MAY. 11Retired family practice physician mentors Family Medicine residents at UC Irvine's Family Health Center.
MAY. 12Nine honored for nursing excellence at UC Irvine Medical Center
MAY. 09Treatment of adolescent and young adult cancer patients must change to improve survival rates, says UC Irvine’s Dr. Leonard S. Sender.
MAY. 09UC Irvine pediatric genetics researcher Dr. Taosheng Huang seeks cure for Leigh Syndrome, a rare and inherited metabolic disorder.
MAY. 09UC Irvine's Dr. Michael Alkire says that by knowing how anesthetics affect different brain areas, researchers may be able to develop new therapies.
APR. 23Kids try their hands at robotic surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center
APR. 21The Washington Post profiles the first spinal cord patient to get UC Irvine's stem cell treatment.
APR. 21UC Irvine anesthesiologist Dr. Zeev Kain leads a study on alleviating surgical anxiety, pain in children.
APR. 18Ivan Soltesz, chair of UC Irvine's Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, receives $1.2-million grant to study novel ways of stopping epileptic seizures.
APR. 18UC Irvine's School of Medicine joins a national campaign to improve patient care and safety through medical education and tighter clinical protocols.
APR. 18Genetic counselors help patients understand DNA risks, says Pamela Flodman, director for UC Irvine's genetic counseling program.
APR. 13UC Irvine Breast Health Center receives top accreditation by American College of Surgeons.
APR. 11Otolaryngology professor Brian J.F. Wong and ophthalmology professor Donald S. Minckler receive UC Irvine faculty honors at dean's gala.
APR. 11UC Irvine's Drs. Nitin Bhatia and Samuel Bederman perform first robot-assisted spinal surgery on the West Coast.
APR. 08The U.S. Department of Justice honors UC Irvine's Elder Abuse Forensic Center and its founder, Dr. Laura Mosqueda, for efforts to prevent elder abuse.
APR. 08Elf-ear surgery may be "close to malpractice," UC Irvine dermatologist Dr. Christopher Zachary says about the odd new trend.
APR. 07UC Irvine experts create a new method for delivering photosensitive chemicals to kill drug-resistant bacteria and, potentially, cancer tumors with pinpoint accuracy.
APR. 07Julia and George Argyros donate $5 million for an ambulatory surgery center within UC Irvine's new Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, which is slated to open in 2013.
APR. 06UC Irvine Healthcare surgeon performs Orange County's first robot-assisted lobectomy on a lung cancer patient.
APR. 06Are electronic readers bad for your eyes? Some UC Irvine medical students have complained that their iPads give them headaches.
APR. 05UC Irvine melanoma specialist Dr. Janellen Smith to be honored at an April 18 golf tournament that will benefit the university’s work on a cure for the deadly disease.
APR. 04Dr. Edward Nelson, chief of Hematology-Oncology, discusses the effects of stress on chromosomes of cancer patients at a news conference with Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn.
APR. 01UC Irvine researchers discover alternate method of prostate cancer diagnosis.
APR. 01UC Irvine School of Medicine grad Marco Angulo's inspirational tale makes headlines in the Orange County Register.
MAR. 29UC Irvine Medical Center is ranked as Orange County’s top hospital and fourth best in the greater Los Angeles region by U.S. News & World Report.
MAR. 29UC Irvine melanoma specialist Dr. Janellen Smith says the newly FDA-approved drug Yervoy pushes the body's immune system to attack skin tumors.
MAR. 23Standardized clinical practice guidelines and regular reviews are vital to improving healthcare outcomes, says Dr. Sheldon Greenfield, UC Irvine's Donald Bren Professor of Medicine.
MAR. 17Regular colonoscopies can prevent 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths, UC Irvine surgeon Dr. Michael Stamos tells CBS Healthwatch.
MAR. 17Medical students at UC Irvine — and across the US — learn where they'll become practicing doctors on Match Day.
MAR. 15UC Irvine’s Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect has received a pair of grants totaling $830,000 that will allow the university to continue its work in elder abuse prevention.
MAR. 15UC Irvine jointly receives CDC grant to combat healthcare-associated staph infections.
MAR. 12UC Irvine earthquake expert Lisa Grant Ludwig tells ABC News that temblors aren't occurring more frequently but they are having a greater impact as the world's population increases.
MAR. 11UC Irvine bone cancer specialist Dr. Bang H. Hoang and colleagues win prestigious 2011 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughan Award for research on how bone cancer spreads.
MAR. 09Dr. Robert E. Bristow, UC Irvine obstetrics and gynecology professor, has been appointed the first Philip J. DiSaia Chair in Gynecologic Oncology
MAR. 08Dr. J. Stuart Nelson and his team at UC Irvine's Beckman Laser Institute are honored for helping federal prisoners reintegrate into society by erasing their tattoos.
MAR. 04A team led by UC Irvine physiology professor Todd C. Holmes has discovered a second light-sensing mechanism in cells, this one derived from vitamin B2.
MAR. 02Stuttering is no longer a social death sentence, thanks in part to the work being done by UC Irvine's Dr. Gerald Maguire.
FEB. 22Lifestyle changes—such as exercising more or helping others—works as well as counseling or drugs to treat an array of mental illnesses, according to study by UC Irvine psychiatry professor Larry Walsh.
FEB. 17Supercross rider Jimmy Button, still recovering from a fall that temporarily paralyzed him, is riding cross-country to raise $1 million for the Reeve-Irvine Research Center.
FEB. 15Melatonin eases post-operative distress in children, according to a study by UC Irvine's Dr. Zeev N. Kain.
FEB. 11Wearing high heels when pregnant can lead to low back pain, says Dr. Manuel Porto, chair of the UC Irvine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
FEB . 03Gastric banding won't work unless it's paired with a healthy lifestyle, says UC Irvine's Dr. Ninh Nguyen.
JAN. 28UC Irvine boasts more than 90 Best Doctors in America for 2011-12, more than any other hospital in Orange County.
JAN. 28Publication names Dr. Roger Steinert, UC Irvine Department of Ophthalmology chair, one of the nation’s top ophthalmologists.
JAN. 25Oscar-nominated film "The King's Speech" captures the anxiety, fear and frustration of people who stutter, says UC Irvine's Dr. Gerald Maguire in a CNN interview.
JAN. 24Health changes in later life may signal a need for supplements. "But if you eat right and exercise there may not be a need for any," says UC Irvine expert.
JAN. 10UC Irvine physicians and a student collaborate to design the Ear Trumpet, a hearing aid application for iPhones and iPods.
JAN. 07UC Irvine Healthcare's Heart Failure Program is awarded the American Heart Association's Silver Plus Medal
JAN. 04UC Irvine Healthcare's Heart Failure Program is awarded the American Heart Association's Silver Plus Medal
DEC. 22Holiday visits offer a perfect opportunity to assess the needs and health of elderly relatives, whether they're living independently or in a care facility, says a UC Irvine expert.
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DEC. 22Holiday visits offer a perfect opportunity to assess the needs and health of elderly relatives, whether they're living independently or in a care facility, says a UC Irvine expert.
DEC. 20A UC Irvine spine surgeon has created a group called the Association for Medical Ethics to combat what it sees as conflicts of interest in spine surgery.
DEC. 20A UC Irvine spine surgeon has created a group called the Association for Medical Ethics to combat what it sees as conflicts of interest in spine surgery.
DEC. 15UC Irvine researchers identify protein that boosts memory, a finding that may benefit people with cognitive disorders.
DEC. 08Swiss agency approves clinical trial of UC Irvine-created neural stem cell therapy for chronic spinal cord injury.
DEC. 08Swiss agency approves clinical trial of UC Irvine-created neural stem cell therapy for chronic spinal cord injury.
DEC. 03UC Irvine Medical Center awarded a Silver Medal of Honor by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for supporting organ and tissue donation.
DEC. 02UC Irvine Medical Center awarded a Silver Medal of Honor by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for supporting organ and tissue donation.
DEC. 02Reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has intrinsic safety and quality benefits. It won't be long, though, before monetary rewards follow.
NOV. 30Paolo Sassone-Corsi, chair of UC Irvine's Department of Pharmacology, finds a link between cancer and a disruption in human circadian rhythms.
NOV. 22Sensory stimulation could prevent brain damage from stroke, according to a new study by a UC Irvine researcher.
NOV. 19UC Irvine physician, nurse appointed to Orange County EMS quality board, which monitors the level of care provided by the county's EMS system.
NOV. 09Dr. Leonard Sender, director of clinical oncology services at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, tells the Wall Street Journal about young-adult cancer patients' special needs.
NOV . 08UC Irvine becomes the first medical school in the nation to incorporate portable ultrasound into every year of its curriculum
NOV. 03VA names UC Irvine orthopedic biomedical engineer a senior research career scientist, the highest honor it bestows on scientists.
NOV. 02VA names UC Irvine orthopedic biomedical engineer a senior research career scientist, the highest honor it bestows on scientists.
NOV. 02UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Ignatius Ou's clinical trial targeting mutations in small-cell lung cancer tumors shows great promise
OCT. 29UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Ignatius Ou's clinical trial targeting mutations in small-cell lung cancer tumors shows great promise
OCT. 22Four UC Irvine scientists win grants totaling $9.3 million to create stem-cell treatments for retinitis pigmentosa, Huntington's disease and traumatic brain injury.
OCT. 21The university will honor UC Irvine Douglas Hospital benefactor M.A. Douglas, who made a posthumous donation of $21 million.
OCT. 21The likelihood that a first-time mother will deliver by cesarean section is increasing, according to a study involving UC Irvine scientists.
OCT. 19Can skin cancer be treated with light? Researchers at UC Irvine are exploring new ways to image cancerous lesions using LEDs.
OCT. 12A stem cell scientist at UC Irvine is working on a transplant for Type-1 diabetes patients.
OCT. 01UC Irvine infectious disease specialist wins $10-million grant to study preventing drug-resistant staph infections
SEP. 24UC Irvine infectious disease specialist wins $10-million grant to study preventing drug-resistant staph infections
SEP. 24UC Irvine pharmacology professor Daniele Piomelli awarded $2.5 million to create stop-smoking treatment
SEP. 9UC Irvine study finds a liver defect is the likely cause of DHA deficiency in Alzheimer’s patients.
SEP. 9UC Irvine's Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care receives training grant to emphasize treating patients with empathy and compassion.
SEP. 31UC Irvine's Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care receives training grant to emphasize treating patients with empathy and compassion.
AUG. 30UC Irvine nursing researcher wins national award to study genetic effects of traumatic stress on cardiovascular disorders.
AUG. 30CalOptima honors Dr. Clarence Foster and Dr. Laura Mosqueda for contributions to the care of Medi-Cal and other underserved populations in Orange County.
AUG. 23CalOptima honors Dr. Clarence Foster and Dr. Laura Mosqueda for contributions to the care of Medi-Cal and other underserved populations in Orange County.
AUG. 20UC Irvine medical student awarded Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship
AUG. 20The Joint Commission identifies best practices at UC Irvine Medical Center
AUG. 19The Joint Commission identifies best practices at UC Irvine Medical Center
AUG. 16UC Irvine has a key role in the new California Telehealth Network (CTN), which will allow patients in underserved and rural areas to receive specialty care.
AUG . 16A research team that includes UC Irvine scientists has induced nerve regeneration in mice.
AUG. 12A research team that includes UC Irvine scientists has induced nerve regeneration in mice.
AUG. 12UC Irvine medical students to use innovative SonoSite handheld ultrasound system to enhance the learning experience.
AUG. 12UC Irvine goes digital as School of Medicine students receive iPads containing their curriculum. Will the devices make learning easier?
AUG. 09A research team that includes UC Irvine scientists makes nerve connections regrow in mice with spinal cord injuries
AUG. 01Servite High School football players tested in sports concussion pilot program with UC Irvine
JUL. 01FDA approves first human trials of stem cell treatment created by UC Irvine researcher Hans Keirstead
JUL . 27FDA approves first human trials of stem cell treatment created by UC Irvine researcher Hans Keirstead
JUL. 23UC Irvine researchers develop antibody test that detects multiple sclerosis at an earlier stage
JUL. 23UC Irvine researchers are hopping on their bikes to participate in the first Alzheimer's Breakthrough Ride, a cross-country tour to raise funds.
JUL. 22UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is first in California to win certification for high-quality patient care from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
JUL. 20UC Irvine's bariatric surgery center wins renewed top-level national accreditation
JUL. 20UC Irvine's bariatric surgery center wins renewed top-level national accreditation
JUL. 14UC Irvine launches its first annual summer pre-med program for high school students
JUL. 14UC Irvine Healthcare first in the West to use robotic-assisted surgery for thyroid tumor
JUL . 14UC Irvine receives $20 million federal research award to hasten medical advances.
JUL. 14UC Irvine Healthcare first in the West to use robotic-assisted surgery for thyroid tumor.
JUL. 13UC Irvine study finds that whisker stimulation prevents strokes in rats.
JUL. 12UC Irvine infectious disease expert to get $4.7 million to fight malaria in Southeast Asia.
JUL. 06UC Irvine infectious disease expert to get $4.7 million to fight malaria in Southeast Asia.
JUN. 29Eyebrow transplantation may alleviate embarrassment and social stigmatization for patients who have suffered trauma or burns, says UC Irvine dermatologist.
JUN. 23UC Irvine's Weight Management Program helps classic diner owner lose 105 pounds.
JUN. 17UC Irvine pharmaceutical sciences professor Andrej Luptak is among 21 new Pew Scholars.
JUN. 17UC Irvine partners with the National Kidney Foundation to host the inaugural Orange County Kidney Walk on campus June 19.
JUN. 16It's "too early" to say whether cell-phone use causes tumors to the head or body, UC Irvine neuro-oncologist Dr. Daniela Bota tells the Orange County Register.
JUN. 01UC Irvine's Program in Geriatrics to host a June 15 forum to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
JUN. 26UC Irvine researchers create retina from human embryonic stem cells
MAY. 26UC Irvine Medical Center is honored for its commitment to organ and tissue donation.
MAY. 26Exercise can rejuvenate the aging brain, UC Irvine brain research Carl Cotman tells Scientific American.
MAY. 25High school students try out surgical techniques at UC Irvine Medical Center as part of an outreach program for Orange County teens.
MAY. 25The opening of UC Irvine's stem cell research center makes California "the world leader in stem cell and biomedical research," center director Peter Donovan says.
MAY. 13Dr. Leslie M. Randall, gynecologic oncologist at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, to lead a May 22 symposium on ovarian cancer
MAY. 10With nuclear imaging and computed tomography tests now routine for heart patients, cardiologists fear an increased cancer risk due to radiation, UC Irvine cardiology chief Dr. Jagat Narula says
MAY. 06UC Irvine to dedicate the state's first stem cell research facility, Sue and Bill Gross Hall: A CIRM Institute, on May 14
MAY. 30UC Irvine to dedicate the state's first stem cell research facility, Sue and Bill Gross Hall: A CIRM Institute, on May 14
APR. 30UC Irvine professors Michael Cahalan, Greg Duncan and Susan Trumbore elected to National Academy of Sciences
APR. 21UC Irvine pediatric neurologist Ira Lott wins $2.4 million grant to study the onset of dementia in patients with Down syndrome
APR. 17Depression in older adults is vastly “under-diagnosed and under-treated,” UC Irvine Healthcare's director of geriatrics Dr. Laura Mosqueda tells the L.A. Times.
APR. 31UC Irvine’s stroke and heart failure programs are recertified by The Joint Commission, winning Gold Seals for commitment to the highest quality patient care
MAR. 31UC Irvine students plan dance marathon to raise $25,000 for neonatal intensive care at UC Irvine Douglas Hospital
MAR. 30Novel treatment to stimulate neuron growth in stroke patients passes safety stage of a UC Irvine-led clinical trial
MAR. 02Learning stimulates brain growth, say UC Irvine neurobiologists, a finding that suggests mental activity may stave off memory decline.
FEB. 23National prize goes to Dr. Anton N. Hasso, chief of neuroradiology at UC Irvine's School of Medicine
FEB. 22Close control of blood sugar levels prevents cardiovascular disease best in younger, recently diagnosed diabetics, UC Irvine researchers report.
FEB. 18Grateful patient gives $250,000 research gift to neuro-oncologist Daniela Bota and neurosurgeon Mark Linskey
FEB. 18UC Irvine stem cell researcher Hans Keirstead wins the prestigious 2010 Mathilde Solowey Lecture Award in the Neurosciences.
FEB. 03UC Irvine gastrointestinal surgeon Ninh T. Nguyen is testing a new double-balloon device that may prove to be a less invasive treatment for obesity.
JAN. 21UC Irvine gastrointestinal surgeon Ninh T. Nguyen is testing a new double-balloon device that may prove to be a less invasive treatment for obesity.
JAN. 20Purge of bariatric surgery hospitals improves survival rates, lessens complications and shortens patient stays at better equipped centers, according to a study by UC Irvine surgeon Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen and his team.
JAN. 13UC Irvine ear specialist Dr. Hamid Djalilian says an increasing number of toys are loud enough that prolonged exposure can damage a child's hearing.
JAN. 11UC Irvine ear specialist Dr. Hamid Djalilian says an increasing number of toys are loud enough that prolonged exposure can damage a child's hearing.
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JAN. 17Ophthalmologist Dr. Roger F. Steinert and spine surgeon Dr. Charles Rosen explain how texting can cause vision and orthopedic problems on MSNBC’s “Dr. Nancy.”
DEC. 17Ophthalmologist Dr. Roger F. Steinert and spine surgeon Dr. Charles Rosen explain how texting can cause vision and orthopedic problems on MSNBC’s “Dr. Nancy.”
DEC. 14Controlling blood glucose levels in some diabetics may not lower the risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a new UC Irvine study
DEC. 14Pioneering urologist Dr. Ralph V. Clayman is named dean of UC Irvine's School of Medicine, pending approval by the University of California Board of Regents
NOV. 16UC Irvine pharmacologists create a fat-boosting compound known to fight inflammation, opening the door to new drugs for allergies, disease and injuries
NOV. 16UC Irvine-developed embryonic stem cell therapy to be tested in human trials for lower spinal cord injuries restores walking ability in rats with neck injuries
NOV. 09UC Irvine researcher Charles Limoli and colleagues find that human embryonic stem cells can restore memory and learning ability after radiation for brain tumors
NOV. 09UC Irvine researcher Charles Limoli and colleagues find that human embryonic stem cells can restore memory and learning ability after radiation for brain tumors
OCT. 23UC Irvine healthcare experts Dr. John Heydt, Dr. Alberto Manetta and criminology professor Paul Jesilow answer questions about healthcare reform proposals.
OCT. 20UC Irvine researchers use stem cells to repair damaged retinas
OCT. 15UC Irvine breast cancer specialists Drs. Stephen Feig and Karen Lane describe advances in breast imaging that make it possible to detect cancer very early.
OCT. 15UC Irvine surgeon Kevin Reavis explains how a new outpatient procedure narrows the esophageal opening to the stomach to prevent acid reflux on "The Doctors."
OCT. 13Men are three times more likely to suffer hearing loss than women, largely due to noise in the workplace, at play and in the armed forces, UC Irvine otolaryngologist Dr. Hamid Djalilian says
OCT. 05Dr. Kristi Koenig, UC Irvine Healthcare's director of public health preparedness, discusses emergency preparedness for University of California Television
SEP. 22A potential cancer drug may help combat relapse behavior in cocaine addicts, a UC Irvine study shows
SEP. 17CEO Terry Belmont addresses CMS findings
SEP. 10Oleic acids contained in fatty foods may help lead to improved memory, according to a UC Irvine study
SEP. 09Memories exist even when forgotten, a UC Irvine study suggests
SEP. 26UC Irvine anesthesiology chief Dr. Zeev Kain finds that small children have markedly less anxiety about surgery if their parents are in the operating room
AUG. 26Michael Jackson's use of other drugs may have made propofol far more dangerous, UC Irvine anesthesiologist Dr. Scott Engwall tells the Los Angeles Times
AUG. 20The U.S. obesity epidemic mirrors the rise in industrial chemical use, UC Irvine researcher Bruce Blumberg writes in "The Case for Obesogens"
AUG. 17The Mediterranean diet's anti-inflammatory properties may help prevent many diseases, UC Irvine family physician Dr. Wadie Najm says
AUG. 17UC Irvine brain researchers discover new Alzheimer's gene
AUG. 06UC Irvine brain researchers discover new Alzheimer's gene
AUG. 04Angels Baseball teams with UC Irvine Healthcare and the American Red Cross for an Aug. 29 blood drive in memory of pitcher Nick Adenhart
JUL. 30Angels Baseball teams with UC Irvine Healthcare and the American Red Cross for an Aug. 29 blood drive in memory of pitcher Nick Adenhart
JUL. 20Neural stem cells preserve memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease, UC Irvine scientists show
JUL. 16UC Irvine Medical Center is named one of the nation’s best hospitals for the ninth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report
JUL. 14UC Irvine scientists discover a drug that rescues memory lost to Alzheimer's disease
JUL. 06UC Irvine Medical Center offers 'Mind, Body and Spirit' program
JUL. 02UC Irvine Medical Center offers 'Mind, Body and Spirit' program
Jun. 02Bachelor's program in nursing science is accredited
Jun. 21UC Irvine recognized for emergency services leadership
MAY. 12UC Irvine awarded $45 million for infectious disease research
MAY. 07UC Irvine Medical Center designated stroke receiving center
MAY. 07UC Irvine Medical Center designated stroke receiving center
MAY. 04H1N1 flu update
MAY. 29California funds UC Irvine Alzheimer's stem cell research
APR. 27Dietary fats trigger long-term memory formation
APR. 27Student group supports young stem cell researchers
APR. 23Student group supports young stem cell researchers
APR. 18New clinic opens for immune system disease care
MAR. 12Study finds how brain remembers single events
MAR. 12Body clock regulates metabolism, UC Irvine study finds
MAR. 12Body clock regulates metabolism, UC Irvine study finds
FEB. 17Health sciences students open weekly free clinic
FEB. 02Health sciences students open weekly free clinic
JAN. 30Stem cell grant would boost UC Irvine training program
JAN. 23UC Irvine behind world's first embryonic stem cell study in humans.
JAN. 18UC Irvine tops all universities in number of researchers named fellows of leading scientific society
2008
DateDescription
JAN. 11California funds UCI stem cell sorting, tracking research
NOV. 11CHOC, UC Irvine to create world-class center for children's health
NOV. 20CHOC, UC Irvine to create world-class center for children's health
NOV. 17CHOC, UC Irvine to create world-class center for children's health
OCT. 24Irvine breaks ground on new stem cell building
OCT. 15Nurses rate UC Irvine Medical Center among top hospitals
OCT. 15Small intestine can sense and react to bitter toxins in food
OCT. 07Small intestine can sense and react to bitter toxins in food
OCT. 07$14.5 million award expands UC Irvine's role in landmark child health study
OCT. 03UC Irvine Medical Center among 2008 Top Hospitals
SEP. 30Acupressure calms children before surgery
SEP. 30Early completion of UC Irvine's University Hospital paves way for occupancy
SEP. 30Ovarian cancer drug trial reveals promising new treatment
SEP. 28Irvine Medical Center's nursing excellence lauded
AUG. 27UC Irvine Medical Center enhances patient safety
AUG. 15White Coat Ceremony: Dressing up doctors
AUG. 13UC Irvine neuroscientist awarded $3 million state stem cell grant
AUG. 30UC Irvine neuroscientist awarded $3 million state stem cell grant
AUG. 30Traumatic response to bad memories can be minimized
JUL. 24Traumatic response to bad memories can be minimized
JUL. 15Top hand surgeon joins UC Irvine
JUL. 15UC Irvine Medical Center makes 'Best Hospitals' list
JUL. 11UC Irvine Medical Center makes 'Best Hospitals' list
JUL. 11Orange County research program aims to improve severe trauma survival rates
JUL. 02Women over 90 more likely to have dementia than men
JUL. 02Women over 90 more likely to have dementia than men
JUN. 30From beach to backyard, caution can reduce firepit burns
MAY. 07From beach to backyard, caution can reduce firepit burns
MAY. 22From beach to backyard, caution can reduce firepit burns
APR. 22UC Irvine study finds effective colon cancer prevention treatment
APR. 22UC Irvine Healthcare's heart failure, stroke treatment programs receive certification from Joint Commission
APR. 04Alzheimer's vaccine clears plaque but has little effect on learning and memory impairment
APR. 26UC Irvine's Special Report on Aging and Caregiving
MAR. 26UC Irvine's Special Report on Aging and Caregiving
MAR. 19Epilepsy marked by neural 'hub' network
MAR. 19Maureen Zehntner is the newly appointed chief executive officer of University of California, Irvine Medical Center
MAR. 05Short-term stress can affect learning and memory
FEB. 20Short-term stress can affect learning and memory
FEB. 08UC Irvine to host 2nd international conference on elder abuse in Newport Beach
JAN. 11Smallpox vaccine alternative identified
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