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Greg Weiss wears a big, old-fashioned watch on his left wrist that no longer marks ordinary time. It belonged to his father, a tumor surgeon who died of cancer himself. In large measure, that loss is what ...
Cancer Jan 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Visiting the iMove center at UC Irvine's Gross Hall is like being on the set of a sci-fi movie. Here, the merging of machines and humans the premise of such futuristic films as "Alien" and "The Terminator" ...
Other Jan 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile in February 2010 left thousands homeless, caused billions of dollars in damages and triggered a deadly tsunami. The psychological impact of such traumatic ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Lighting the way: An invention for safe vascular birthmark treatment transformed how lasers can be used in surgery
The concept that revolutionized laser surgery and earned UC Irvine more than $40 million came to Dr. J. Stuart Nelson in 1992 while he was watching a baseball game.
Medical research Nov 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Imagine being able to create a blood supply for engineered body tissue as a way to test experimental drugs, rather than having to try them out in actual humans.
Medical research Oct 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- According to a new UC Irvine study, undocumented immigrants living in Orange County utilized fewer medical services in 2005 than did documented immigrants and citizens of Latino and non-Latino white backgrounds ...
Health Oct 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
After receiving her medical degree in her homeland of Romania, Dr. Daniela Bota came to the U.S. to earn a doctorate in molecular biology to better understand why people develop neurodegenerative diseases ...
Neuroscience Sep 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
About one in 110 American children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Its a sobering statistic to developmental psychologist Wendy Goldberg, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Where children live could determine their weight, chances of becoming crime victims and even lifespan, according to recent findings in the emerging field of neighborhood effects.
Health Aug 02, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
The events of Sept. 11, 2001, changed the way Americans travel and view the world. They may also have made us sicker and more likely to access healthcare services, according to a new UC Irvine study
Health Jul 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
If you were among the 1 million people annually who need an angioplasty to open a blocked artery, would you choose a procedure that required you to lie still for up to four hours and limit your activities for at least a week ...
Cardiology Jul 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Shannon Dargenzio knew well what thyroid surgery usually entailed. When her mothers cancerous gland was removed in the 1990s, shed endured an extremely painful recovery that required months off ...
Cancer Jun 02, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
UC Irvine psychologist Karen Rook can trace her interest in how loneliness affects the elderly to her childhood, when she saw a much-loved, once-robust grandmother decline markedly after losing her husband.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Hindsight, unlike many people's vision, is always 20/20. Laser eye surgery has become so common, it's easy to forget that just three decades ago a promising new treatment was greeted with skepticism and even fear.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
When Zuzanna Siwy was growing up in Poland, she suffered often from the flu. I was one of the wimpy children, jokes the UC Irvine associate professor of physics & astronomy.
Medical research May 17, 2011 | not rated yet | 0