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By SUSAN MENNING | November 22, 2005
As scientists at UC Irvine, Susan Bryant, dean of biological sciences, and her husband, research biologist David Gardiner, are used to conducting experiments. This fall, however, they've been involved in an experiment of a different kind: They've altered their work and home life to make room for a former student displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Their arrangement is one of the many innovative ways the UCI community has helped those affected by the unprecedented disaster -- and those in need closer to home.
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By Brittany Woolsey | July 25, 2012
UC Irvine will open its first clinical building since 1988 with the completion of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. The institute aims to provide educational programs, technologies and patient health solutions to aide visual wellness and performance. With the foundation of the building nearly done, supporters and employees celebrated Tuesday with a "topping-off" ceremony. The clinic itself will open next summer. The ceremony, led by James Mazzo, president of Abbott Medical Optics Inc., honored Gavin Herbert, Roger's Gardens owner, for his contributions, and informed attendees on what to expect from the new institute.
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By Britney Barnes | May 29, 2012
A UC Irvine stem cell researcher won a $4.8-million grant to fund research toward a treatment for multiple sclerosis. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded immunologist Thomas Lane, of the campus' Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, an Early Transitional Award last week to create a new line of neural stem cells to treat multiple sclerosis, according to a UCI press release. "I am delighted that [the California Institute] has chosen to support our efforts to advance a novel stem cell-based therapy for multiple sclerosis," Peter Donovan, director of the research center, said in the release.
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By Brianna Bailey | November 1, 2008
When motorcycle builder and Hog Pen bike shop owner Steve Smith recently lost his father to cancer, it made him think about how things could possibly be worse. “It’s tough,” Smith said, who flew to back and forth to Michigan to visit his father during his father’s battle with the disease. “I asked myself ‘what could be worse,’ and having a kid with cancer would be rough.” The Costa Mesa-based Hog Pen hosted a motorcycle rally to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Saturday that featured music, food and raffle prizes.
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By Hannah Fry | October 22, 2013
Greg Duncan, a scholar in the field of early childhood education at UC Irvine and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, was awarded the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for his work on the effects of poverty on child development. In addition to the award, Duncan was also given 1 million Swiss francs, or $1.09 million, by the Jacobs Foundation, which has been honoring exceptional achievements in the field of child and youth development annually since 2009, according to a news release.
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September 19, 2012
UC Irvine researchers announced this week that they have had a breakthrough in melanoma research, discovering why the deadly skin cancer is largely resistant to chemotherapy and other existing therapies. UCI dermatologist Dr. Anand Ganesan and a team have been researching melanoma, which kills 10,000 people in the United States yearly, since 2007. They dissected melanoma cells and performed a genome-wide scan, finding that two genes, RhoJ and Pak1, prevent cells from "sensing" when they are damaged and therefore build up a tolerance to cancer-killing drugs.
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By Britney Barnes | September 27, 2011
President Obama this week awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to UC Irvine assistant professor Rommie Amaro. "I was pretty surprised — very honored and surprised," said Amaro, 34, an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and computer science and chemistry. "I feel really very, very fortunate to be selected as a recipient of this award. " Amaro's research focuses on discovering new treatments for cancer, influenza, chlamydia and neglected diseases such as African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis disease.
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September 30, 2004
Marisa O'Neil A cancer researcher may have misspent more than $2 million in grant funds to pay for software development rather than cancer research, according to a university audit released this week. In January, auditors started investigating how Division of Epidemiology chief Hoda Anton-Culver was using federal and state grants for research. Their preliminary report from the college's Internal Audit Services, released Tuesday, found that about $2.3 million went to fund a software program similar to one the state started using this month.
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April 1, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH -- The more people that sweat today, the easier it will be for researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to fight disease. Fitness guru Jill Balkam and her staff at TUF Productions Gym in Newport Beach will lead a marathon of aerobic classes today to benefit the hospital. TUF Productions, at 2902 W. Coast Highway in Newport Beach, will offer a choice of five one-hour sessions: Body sculpting at 8:15 a.m.; spinning class at 8:30 a.m.; advanced step class at 9:15 a.m.; kick-boxing at 10:15 a.m.; and salsa dance class at 11:15 a.m. The event organizers are requesting a minimum $5 donation.
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