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New type of bacterial protection found within cells
UC Irvine biologists have discovered that fats within cells store a class of proteins with potent antibacterial activity, revealing a previously unknown type of immune system response that targets and kills bacterial infections.
No mere flight of fancy: Engineering professor working on experimental plane that could transform air travel
As a child, Robert Liebeck loved tinkering with model airplanes. The UC Irvine adjunct professor of mechanical & aerospace engineering is still at it but now he's working on a much different kind of model, one that ...
Study of leaping toads reveals muscle-protecting mechanism (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—Most people are impressed by how a toad jumps. UC Irvine biologist Emanuel Azizi is more impressed by how one lands.
Scientist devoted to measuring Earth's shrinking ice sheets
(Phys.org)—Isabella Velicogna's office in UC Irvine's Croul Hall looks like it belongs to an artist instead of a university scientist. Her paintings and drawings—including charming sketches of mice—adorn the walls, ...
New bloc of voters who eschew traditional party politics could determine next president, professor says
If your 2012 presidential vote is still up for grabs, you're not alone, says UC Irvine political science professor Russell Dalton.
Marking their territory: Professor studies how customers stake out coffeehouses and cafes
Anyone who frequents a Starbucks at UC Irvine has seen them: customers who camp out at coveted tables. They mark their territory with papers, backpacks, computers and coffee cups. They wear ear buds to discourage conversation ...
Study suggests patent protection may dampen innovation
Results of a new study by researchers from UCI and the University of Kansas suggest that, contrary to popular belief, greater amounts of innovation, productivity and social wealth may occur when people are required to pay ...
UCI biologists turn up the heat on bacteria, discover mutation pattern
UCI biologists who spent a year growing 115 populations into 2,000 generations of E. coli at high heat discovered that the bacteria quickly adapted at the genetic level in two markedly different ways. The findings appear ...
Do you know what the price of gas will be in six months? How about the extent of the expected U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan by years end? As an individual, predicting such things with any degree of confidence may ...
Early math skills predict later academic success
(PhysOrg.com) -- Continuing research by UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of education Greg Duncan has shed additional light on what constitutes school readiness and which K-5 skills and behaviors predict later academic success.