|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||
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 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 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...
|Feb 21, 2017||
Giant Antarctic Ice Shelf Crack Threatens to Become a Massive Iceberg
A massive crack in Antarctica’s fourth-biggest ice shelf has surged forward by at least 10 kilometres since early January. Scientists who have been monitoring the 175-kilometre rift in the Larsen C ice shelf say that it could reach the ocean within weeks or months, releasing an iceberg twice the...
|Feb 15, 2017||
Canada's Glaciers Are Melting 900 Percent Faster Since 2005
About a quarter of all Arctic land ice outside of Greenland is found in the glaciers and ice caps of the Queen Elizabeth Islands in Canada. The ice covers more than 40,000 square miles, and a new study reports that it began to melt dramatically faster in 2005 than it had in previous years. Before...
|Feb 14, 2017||
Canadian glaciers now major contributor to sea level change, UCI study shows
Irvine, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 — Ice loss from Canada’s Arctic glaciers has transformed them into a major contributor to sea level change, new research by University of California, Irvine glaciologists has found. From 2005 to 2015, surface melt off ice caps and glaciers of the Queen Elizabeth...