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Index of Features

UC Irvine neurobiologist Leslie M. Thompson, PhD

'Leaky' brain blood vessels link to Huntington's disease is identified

UC Irvine neurobiologists and colleagues, using stem cells, identified why Huntington’s disease patients have defects in the blood-brain barrier that contribute to the fatal disorder. It is the first time induced pluripotent stem cells have been used for a neurodegenerative disease.


Alicia and Matthew Bates embrace at their wedding.

Learning to walk, then dance

Thanks to UC Irvine stroke neurologists, ultrasound technician Alicia Bates, given low odds for survival even with surgery, fought back from a string of debilitating strokes with one goal in mind: to dance at her wedding.


UC Irvine neurologist and multiple sclerosis expert Dr. Michael Demetriou

UC Irvine researchers identify key immune system process

UC Irvine researchers identify a key process in immune system development, shedding light on how the body’s ability to fight infection develops.


Brain imaging can detect biomarkers for epileptic seizures.

Predicting epileptic seizures

Researchers led by a UC Irvine epilepsy specialist find biomarker to help identify which children may develop temporal lobe epilepsy.


Dr. Tallie Z. Baram

Getting inside the child mind

With a major neurology award and $10 million in funding, Dr. Tallie Z. Barba strives to understand early-life brain development.


New front in fight against brain cancer

Experimental vaccine trains immune system to target remaining tumor cells after surgery, chemo


UC Irvine multiple sclerosis patient Shirley Cero

A legacy of multiple sclerosis research

UC Irvine's new Multiple Sclerosis Research Center extends the university's history of distinction in advancing research into the chronic neurologic disease. 

stroke patient Dan Vitullo

Swift, expert treatment results in full recovery

UC Irvine Medical Center employee recovers swiftly after suffering stroke

brain tumor patient Tom Fox

Brain tumor patient scales new heights

Tom Fox's brain tumor is in remission thanks to UC Irvine neuro-oncologists.

Research may help patients with concentration, thinking and memory problems after chemotherapy treatments.

Lifting the fog

Dr. Daniela Bota's research could help eliminate "chemo brain."


mother and child

A mother's touch

UC Irvine child neurologist Dr. Tallie Z. Baram's study shows that maternal stimuli can improve a baby's cognitive function and build resilience.

Brain imaging can detect biomarkers for epileptic seizures.

Predicting epileptic seizures

Researchers led by a UC Irvine epilepsy specialist find biomarker to help identify which children may develop temporal lobe epilepsy.