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University of California, Irvine

In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. Today, we draw on the unyielding spirit of our pioneering faculty, staff and students who arrived on campus with a dream to inspire change and generate new ideas. We believe that true progress is made when different perspectives come together to advance our understanding of the world around us. And we enlighten our communities and point the way to a better future. At UCI, we shine brighter.

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A team of researchers that includes UCI project scientist Rachita Sumbria, PhD, and UCI neurologist Mark J. Fisher, MD, have for the first time provided evidence that blood deposits in the brain may not require a blood vessel tear.
An international research team has identified a system of communication networks that exists among organs and tissues that regulate metabolism.
Researchers have identified intrinsic cell properties that influence the fate of neural stem cells, a discovery that could lead to improving their use in transplantation therapies. 
Researchers found that when people are in awkward social situations, having their phones with them offers comfort and helps relieve feelings of isolation.
Of all the risk factors associated with low birth weight, a mother’s teenage smoking habit is by far the strongest observed, according to a recent study at the University of California, Irvine.
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.  
Researchers have identified three new distinct breast epithelial cell populations, a discovery that could aid in understanding the origins of breast cancer and lead to improved early cancer detection.
In-home rehabilitation, using a telehealth system and supervised by licensed occupational/physical therapists, is an effective means of improving arm motor status in stroke survivors, according to a UCI neurologist.
Researchers have discovered how Clostridium difficile (C. Diff) recognizes the human Frizzled protein, the receptor it uses to invade intestinal cells and lead to deadly gastrointestinal infections.
Researchers have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury commonly known as a concussion.