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Mar 29, 2017 Manufacturing, global trade impair health of people with no stake in either
Irvine, Calif., March 29, 2017 – The latest products may bring joy to people around the globe, but academic researchers this week are highlighting the heightened health risks experienced by people in regions far downwind of the factories that produce these goods and on the other side of the world...
Mar 23, 2017 Making their mark
With the passage of Public Law 100-9 on March 12, 1987, Congress established March as Women’s History Month to honor the many contributions American women have made to our nation. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of that decree, we highlight some of UCI’s female faculty members who are...
Mar 21, 2017 Seven Physical Sciences students earn prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Seven Physical Sciences students earned graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and ten received honorable mentions. This competitive fellowship acknowledges graduate and senior undergraduate students who have demonstrated potential for significant research...
Mar 13, 2017 Is a new ‘nanodote’ the next big thing in snakebite treatment? Not yet.
Living in countries like the U.S., Australia, and the U.K., it can be all too easy to forget that snakebites are a serious and neglected global medical problem. It’s estimated that upwards of 4.5 million people are envenomated by snakes every year; about half of them suffer serious injuries...
Mar 09, 2017 Unexpected oxidation state for molecular plutonium discovered
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in collaboration with the University of California - Irvine (UCI) have uncovered a significant new chemical attribute of plutonium, the identification and structural verification of the +2 oxidation state in a molecular system. "This finding marks out ...
Mar 09, 2017 UC Irvine Develops Cheaper, More Effective Treatment for Deadly Snake Venom
Researchers from the University of California-Irvine claimed that they have developed a cheaper and more effective way of neutralizing deadly snake venom. Their invention, described in a paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, involve nanoparticles on a synthesized material...
Mar 07, 2017 Snake bit? UCI chemists figure out how to easily and cheaply halt venom’s spread
Irvine, Calif., March 7, 2017 – Chemists at the University of California, Irvine have developed a way to neutralize deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively than with traditional anti-venom – an innovation that could spare millions of people the loss of life or limbs each year. In the U.S.,...
Mar 06, 2017 Katherine Mackey named Sloan Research Fellow
Katherine Mackey, UCI’s Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Earth System Science, has been awarded a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship in ocean sciences for her pioneering work in marine biogeochemistry. Each year since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded two-year fellowships to 126...
Mar 01, 2017 Concurrent heat waves, air pollution exacerbate negative health effects of each
Irvine, Calif., March 1, 2017 – The combination of prolonged hot spells with poor air quality greatly compounds the negative effects of each and can pose a major risk to human health, according to new research from the University of California, Irvine. “The weather factors that drive heat waves...
Feb 24, 2017 Kate Mackey awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
Dr. Katherine (Kate) Mackey, an assistant professor in Earth system science, was named a 2017 Sloan Research Fellow. This esteemed award includes a $60,000 grant to support future research. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation presented 126 fellowships to early-career scholars who show promising...

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