| May 30, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Does ancestry determine disease risk? Can genetic testing really improve your health? Or does discovering a disease-causing mutation in your genome just give you something else to worry about?
Those are the questions I confront every day in my genetics...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers.
The investigation of U.S....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:59 AM
A chancellor's professor of neurobiology at UC Irvine has been appointed dean of the new Hana and Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences.
Frank LaFerla, an expert on Alzheimer's disease who has been with UCI since 1995, started his new role...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:45 PM
The National Institute on Aging awarded researchers at UC Irvine a two-year, $600,000 grant to develop and study patient-derived stem cell lines.
The UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, or MIND, will create up to 40 sets...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Newport Beach's top-performing high school students were honored at a celebration Wednesday evening for their exemplary academic achievements.
Thirty students from Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools and Sage Hill School, dressed in their...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Regeneration is a key part of nature, so perhaps it's fitting that the art display at Irvine Valley College's new Life Sciences building arose out of discarded materials.
When school officials, Irvine Chamber of Commerce members and others gather on...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:47 AM
An advisory committee made up of UC Irvine faculty, staff, students, alumni and a foundation representative will assist in the national search for a new chancellor, the university announced Monday.
Bruce Varner, board of regents chairman, also...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:27 PM
UC Irvine will use $14.8 million in public-private funding to open an autism research and treatment center, the university announced Thursday.
The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Southern California will eventually offer a...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Three UC Irvine physical science professors have each earned $50,000 research grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the university announced this week.
Chemistry professor Matt Law, assistant mathematics professor Jeffrey Streets and assistant...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Call it kismet.
Cristy and Rick Spooner of Rancho Santa Margarita finally learned two and a half weeks ago that two of their three daughters have a rare genetic disorder, a diagnosis for which they waited more than a decade. All it took was reconnecting...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:58 PM
The mysterious appearance of an unpermitted trail in Fairview Park has drawn federal attention.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contacted Costa Mesa officials about the potential loss of federally protected vernal pools within...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:44 PM
An ecologically sensitive vernal pool at Fairview Park was "modified" by some decomposed granite placed over a portion of it, according to a city-commissioned environmental study.
LSA Associates' six-page report, dated Tuesday, gave recommendations...