Science Market Update

UC Irvine Breaks Research Funding Record

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Sep 16, 2016

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.

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UCI Receives Prestigious Lab Designation for Infectious Disease Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jul 18, 2016

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.

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$8M Granted to Irvine Researchers for Q Fever Vaccine

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, May 27, 2016


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.

(Image Courtest of Wikimedia Commons and the National Institutes of Health)

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Irvine Scientists Find Connection Between Alzheimer's and Inflammatory Cells

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Mar 22, 2016

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. 

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UC Irvine Scientists Conducting Breakthrough Research to Combat Autism In 2016

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Dec 21, 2015

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Hypertensive Patients Benefit from Acupuncture, says UCI Study

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Sep 28, 2015

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.

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UCI Researchers Study “Seeds” of Huntington’s Disease

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Aug 31, 2015

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.

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UCI Researcher Granted $2.3 Million from NIH to Rejuvenate Brains

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Jun 03, 2015

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.

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UCI Receives $5M from NIAID to Advance New Blood Biotech

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, May 22, 2015

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.

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UCI Bioresearchers Unboil Eggs

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jan 29, 2015

At the University of California, Irvine, researchers have developed a process so powerful that it can unboil egg whites. Surprising as it may sound, the goal of the project wasn’t actually to unboil eggs in particular, but it’s a catchy and impressive-sounding achievement that emphasizes how revolutionary the technology is.   

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