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2010-08-26 04:46:00

PHILADELPHIA, August 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - First-year Med Students Will Access Four Key Titles, Including Netter: Atlas of Human Anatomy, From Their UCI-furnished iPads Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today it will provide four key electronic textbook titles for UC Irvine School of Medicine's new program that gives Apple iPads to its first-year medical students. Elsevier...

2010-08-08 12:00:00

BOSTON, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of nerve tissue connections in injured adult spinal cord sites that control voluntary movement. These findings provide hope that it may be possible to design therapies for paralysis and other impairments of motor function arising from spinal cord injury. In rodent studies, the Children's Hospital Boston, UC Irvine, and UC San Diego team made this breakthrough by turning back the...

2010-08-05 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce its 2010 awards for excellence in the study, teaching, and practice of politics. The awards will be presented at the 2010 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 2 at 12:45pm in the Palladian Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081029/APSALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081029/APSALOGO)...

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2010-07-14 09:12:33

Talk about surviving by a whisker. The most common type of stroke can be completely prevented in rats by stimulating a single whisker, according to a new study by UC Irvine researchers. Strokes are the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer. About 795,000 Americans suffer them annually, according to the American Heart Association, and more than 137,000 die as a result. So should we be tickling our own whiskers? And what about women, who are less likely to have facial...

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2010-05-25 07:07:07

Study shows impact to pregnancies in women with no direct connection to events Stress caused by psychological shock from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, felt even by people with no direct link to the event, may have led to an increase in male children being miscarried in the U.S. Tim Bruckner, assistant professor of public health at UC Irvine, and colleagues at UC Berkeley found that the fetal death rate for males spiked in September 2001 and that significantly fewer boys were born than...

2010-04-13 14:00:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) announced today that their Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Bradley Gilbert, has been appointed as a Member of the Board of the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP), an association representing 39 California health plans. Approved by CAHP's board (of public and private health plans), Dr. Gilbert's term begins June 1, 2010. Leading one of the largest not-for-profit public health plans in...

2010-03-19 13:24:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Irvine has received a generous donation of an initial thirty-six Native Coastal Oak Trees grown by Joan Irvine Smith, philanthropist and heiress to the Irvine Ranch. Further, Mrs. Smith has agreed to provide seventy additional trees during the course of the Orange County Great Park forestation project, where all the trees will be planted. Joan Irvine Smith is the great-granddaughter of James Irvine II, who sold seven square miles of...

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2010-03-15 08:01:45

Survey finds genes linked to Huntington's, Alzheimer's disease UC Irvine researchers have played a leading role in the genome sequencing of Hydra, a freshwater polyp that has been a staple of biological research for 300 years. In the March 14 online version of Nature, UCI biologists Robert Steele and Hans Bode, along with nine other UCI scientists and an international team of researchers, describe the genome sequence of an organism that continues to advance research on regeneration, stem...

2010-03-03 13:16:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Board of Directors received a presentation Thursday, February 25 on the six Great Park Education Pilot Programs to be expanded this spring. The education programs include visual and environmental arts, history, ecology, agriculture, and health and wellness through workshops and events. The programs will teach children about science, instruct people how to grow vegetables and educate Park visitors about the historical...

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2010-01-21 15:20:30

Stream channel offsets features linked to large earthquakes Recent studies of stream channel offsets along the San Andreas Fault reveal new information about fault behavior--changing our understanding of the potential for damaging earthquakes. The studies were conducted at the Carrizo Plain, 100 miles north of Los Angeles and site of the original "Big One"--the Fort Tejon quake of 1857--by scientists at Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of California at Irvine (UCI).Applying a...