The Future of Health
Jun 26, 2020
There are two reasons Lora Weiss came to UCI to get a Ph.D. The first is that, until Weiss moved to California in 2014, she’d never lived anywhere but the Midwest, and “I wanted to try something new,” she said.
May 8, 2020
Bacteria self-quarantine, too, and this ability is helping UCI researchers develop a treatment for coronavirus
Professor Albert Siryaporn couldn’t have known it, but research he and a team of scientists published last year in December would, just a few months later, position him and his lab to combat the raging coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 20, 2020
The air that pours into your lungs when you breathe travels, on average, at about 10 centimeters a second. But it’s often not just air you’re breathing. There can be dust, pollen, soot and bacteria in air, and now, floating inside the droplets that people emit when they cough and sneeze and talk, there can be the coronavirus.
Apr 7, 2020
Widespread testing, even of those not showing symptoms, is one of the most effective ways to track the prevalence of coronavirus infections in communities.
Apr 3, 2020
Coronavirus is not the only virus plaguing humanity. Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, began befalling us in 1981, and with about 32 million people dead to date due to complications caused by the virus, it has yet to loosen its chokehold.
Mar 17, 2020
California’s strict air quality regulations don’t just make clean air—they make more productive farms
California’s strict environmental regulations have long concerned some farmers, who say that restrictions around things such as water use are at odds with the agricultural industry. The state’s air pollution standards, though, which are among the strictest in the country, are a boon to farmers: The reductions in ground ozone resulted in $600 million worth of increased crop production annually.
Jan 17, 2020
In a discovery that has implications for our understanding of the air we breathe, UCI chemists report that they’ve found nanoscale fragments of fungal cells in the atmosphere. The pieces are extremely small, measuring about 30 nanometers in diameter, and much more abundant than previously thought, the researchers say in a study published this week in Science Advances.