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UCI Health researchers awarded $4.2 million to study rare, debilitating muscle disorder

Dr. Tahseen Mozaffar, director of the UCI Health ALS and Neuromuscular Center
April 07, 2021
UCI Health researchers are awarded $4.2 million to study a rare, debilitating muscle disorder that causes muscle weakness and severe disability in...

Registration underway for 2021 UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge

UCI Health neurosurgeon Dr. Frank Hsu participates in the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge, an annual fundraiser for cancer research sponsored by the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
April 06, 2021
Register now for the 2021 UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge at or download the app for iPhone or Android devices. For...

UCI to lead transfer of COVID-19 patient data for federal research

Dr. Dan M. Cooper, associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational science at UC Irvine
March 24, 2021
University of California hospitals, led by UC Irvine, have received a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide...

Breakthrough device eliminates injuries during kidney stone removal

This force-sensor instrument developed by UC Irvine urologists and engineers eliminates ureteral injury during kidney stone removal.
March 22, 2021
UCI researchers have developed a game-changing instrument to prevent injuries when treating kidney stones through the ureter. The force-sensor...

Top hospitals have better GI cancer surgery outcomes, lower death rates, UCI study shows

Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen is a UCI Health gastrointestinal surgeon and chair of the UCI School of Medicine's Department of Surgery.
March 19, 2021
Patients are nearly 2½ times more likely to survive these complex gastrointestintal procedures at a ranked hospital than those whose...

Surviving ovarian cancer may depend on where you live

UCI Health gynecologic oncologist Dr. Robert Bristow has spent more than a decade studying why many poor women and women are less likely to survive ovarian cancer.
March 10, 2021
Geography is a factor in whether a woman receives the quality care necessary to beat ovarian cancer, the fifth most common cause of cancer death...

New mobile site aids clinicians treating patients diagnosed with dementia

UCI Health geriatrician Dr. Steven Tam worked with Alzheimer's Orange County to develop a mobile friendly website to help health providers improve the care they provide their patients diagnosed with dementia.
March 08, 2021
UCI Health gerontology specialists, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Orange County (AlzOC), have developed a mobile friendly website to help...

UCI Health study in JAMA Network examines COVID-19 outcomes and mortality among hospitalized adults

March 05, 2021
A new UCI Health study published in JAMA Network found that mortality of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased drastically in the six...

USA Today highlights UCI Health neurologist's commitment to finding treatment for ALS

Dr. Namita Goyal is a UCI Health neurologist who specializes in treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
March 03, 2021
IN THE NEWS: A USA Today article about the fight for a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, highlights...

Can endocannabinoids improve life expectancy in dialysis patients?

March 03, 2021
Long-term dialysis patients with higher levels of natural endocannabinoids have a lower mortality rate, pointing to a potential path for reversing...

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