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Global warming threat seen in fertile soil of northeastern US forests
Vast stores of carbon in U.S. forest soils could be released by rising global temperatures, according to a study by UC Irvine and other researchers in today's online Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, ...
Email 'vacations' decrease stress, increase concentration, researchers say
Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and allows employees to focus far better, according to a new study by UC Irvine and U.S. Army researchers.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Acclaimed for a breakthrough algorithm, physicist Steven White is now first to model a new state of matter.
Chemists devise inexpensive, accurate way to detect prostate cancer
Early screening for prostate cancer could become as easy for men as personal pregnancy testing is for women, thanks to UC Irvine research published today in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
'Taste sensor' genes in female butterflies vital to species' survival
Giving the phrase "Mother knows best" a whole new meaning, UC Irvine researchers have identified unique genes in female butterflies that enable them to select the best host plant for their larvae – and avoid deadly ones.
Sea temperature changes can forecast South American wildfires, study finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- As a boy in coastal San Diego in the 1980s, Jim Randerson loved the exotic fish, birds and even tides of red crustaceans that washed ashore during storms created by temperature changes in far-off seas. Across ...
Waste not, want not
Imagine being able to get the equivalent of 70 miles per gallon in your car, keep your home cool and power your computer all from sewage. Thanks to technology developed by UC Irvines National Fuel Cell Research ...
Southern California sagebrush better suited to climate change, study finds
California sagebrush in the southern part of the state will adjust better to climate change than sagebrush populations in the north, according to UC Irvine researchers in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology affiliated ...
The mummy study returns: Scanning of more ancient Egyptians confirms heart disease, finds princess to be oldest case
(PhysOrg.com) -- Although ancient Egyptian royalty didnt gobble down bacon cheeseburgers or doughnuts dripping with trans fats, smoke cigarettes or spend hours each night in front of the TV, they did share a similar ...
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.