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  • Commentary: Genetic testing can be a useful indicator

    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...
  • Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency

    Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency
    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....
  • UCI names biological sciences dean

    UCI names biological sciences dean
    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...
  • UCI researchers awarded $600,000 grant

    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...
  • Top Newport students, teachers are honored

    Top Newport students, teachers are honored
    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...
  • Darwin mural graces new building

    Darwin mural graces new building
    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...
  • Search committee to find new UCI chancellor formed

    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...
  • UCI to open autism treatment center

    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...
  • UCI professors win $50,000 research grants

    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...
  • It's not just a disease, it's genetics

    It's not just a disease, it's genetics
    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...
  • Fencing: Where wits foil physical prowess

    Fencing: Where wits foil physical prowess
    SANTA ANA — For those who practice it, fencing is a form of physical chess. Each move is carefully plotted. Possible scenarios are planned. Defensive strategies are at hand, should an opponent make an unexpected move. Tucked away off busy Harbor...
  • Federal agency takes interest in Fairview trail

    Federal agency takes interest in Fairview trail
    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...