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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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UC Irvine-Penn immune cell discovery a new attack on Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative diseases.
Scientists at UCI and Brookhaven National Laboratory have been working on lithium ion batteries to improve their power, efficiency and longevity.
New imaging technology that quickly visualizes the chemical composition of various materials or tissues has been developed by scientists at UC Irvine.
A research team led by the University of California, Irvine has linked the mutation that causes Huntington’s disease to developmental deficits in brain cells that are caused by changes in metabolism.
Professor David Kisailus and his fellow researchers at UC Irvine found that microbes living in Chile’s Atacama Desert transform magnetite to a different iron oxide phase called hematite in the process of acquiring the iron that’s necessary for their survival in a harsh environment.
A novel peptide designed by University of California, Irvine and UCLA researchers has been found to suppress the damaging lung inflammation seen in acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS.
Research by UC Irvine experts F. Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina is at the heart of a recent U.N. report that the ozone hole is closing
Researchers at UC Irvine, Columbia University, and MIT have linked the mutation that causes Huntington’s disease to developmental deficits in the brain’s oligodendrocyte cells that are caused by changes in metabolism.
Climate-driven heating of seawater is causing a slowdown of deep circulation patterns in the Atlantic and Southern oceans, according to University of California, Irvine Earth system scientists, and if this process continues, the ocean’s ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will be severely limited, further exacerbating global warming.
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have discovered that removal of cilia from the brain’s striatum region impaired time perception and judgment, revealing possible new therapeutic targets for mental and neurological conditions including schizophrenia, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, autism spectrum disorder, and Tourette syndrome.