For fiscal year 2015-16, UC Irvine received $395 million in grants and contracts and $132.5 million in philanthropic gifts, breaking the university's previous funding records in both areas. Fundraising doubled from the previous fiscal year and funding from research grants and contracts increased by more than $100 million.Read More
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With the rise of infectious diseases, like the Zika virus and Ebola virus, research centered on these diseases has risen in importance over the last few years. The University of California, Irvine has become a leader in infectious disease research thanks to a prestigious designation by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The high-containment biosafety level 3 training laboratory (BSL-3) at UC Irvine was recently designated as a National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Center, making it the third such center in the United States.Read More
Q fever, an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii, is common among livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats. The bacteria can be transmitted to humans through the inhalation of barnyard dust that is contaminated with animal excretion containing the bacteria. Along with passing from livestock to humans, Q fever has been aerosolized in the past and used for biological warfare.
Neuroscience is an ever-expanding life science field. There is so much still unknown about the brain and diseases that affect it, and scientists are constantly performing research and publishing new findings. Diseases such as Alzheimer's, which affects memory and causes behavioral problems, are continually being investigated with the ultimate goal of finding a cure and creating new treatment methods. Recently, a team of researchers found a connection between the memory loss associated with Alzheimer's Disease and certain inflammatory cells in the brain.Read More
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have recently found that people with hypertension can benefit from electroacupuncture – a form of acupuncture that uses electrical currents to stimulate various pressure points in the body.Read More
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Scientists at UC Irvine have created a new method to quickly and accurately track the progression of Huntington’s disease. Irvine researchers studied Huntington’s proteins present in spinal fluid to determine that they held a “seeding” property, which is essential to the disease’s progression.Read More
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Brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, refers to the ability of the brain to react to the variety of changes that occur in the brain’s synapses or neural pathways over time. More specifically, plasticity involves changes that occur in the brain as a result of learning and experience, which is derived from emotions, behavior, thinking, and environment. As a person reaches adulthood, the brain loses plasticity and becomes more rigid in its layout and function. Loss of plasticity also commonly occurs in those affected with traumatic brain injuries or disease.Read More
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According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, more than 2 million people a year in the U.S. acquire antibiotic-resistant blood infections which result in nearly 23,000 deaths. This is precisely why researchers at University of California, Irvine are going to receive a five-year, $5 million award from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), for the development of a new biotechnology that detects infections in the bloodstream.Read More
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