UCI-led study projects health insurance and population growth rates among undocumented Latino immigrants with an eye toward health equity

Lithium is a common medication prescribed to patients with psychiatric disorders, namely bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression. It is used as a mood stabilizer and lessens the intensity of manic episodes, with particular benefit in reducing suicidality. While highly effective, the drug requires routine blood monitoring, which can be uncomfortable, expensive, and inconvenient for patients who must travel to clinical labs for frequent blood testing.

New study suggests that breastfeeding may help prevent cognitive decline

A new study led by researchers at UCLA Health has found that women over the age of 50 who had breastfed their babies performed better on cognitive tests compared to women who had never breastfed. The findings, published in Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, suggest that breastfeeding may have a positive impact on postmenopausal women’s cognitive performance and could have long-term benefits for the mother’s brain.

UCI-led study investigates saliva testing for medication monitoring among patients with psychiatric disorders

Lithium is a common medication prescribed to patients with psychiatric disorders, namely bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression. It is used as a mood stabilizer and lessens the intensity of manic episodes, with particular benefit in reducing suicidality. While highly effective, the drug requires routine blood monitoring, which can be uncomfortable, expensive, and inconvenient for patients who must travel to clinical labs for frequent blood testing.

Tropical Rainfall Pattern Will Increase Rainfall Variability in Pacific Northwest

The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is a tropical rainfall pattern that excites waves of air that can affect weather outside of the tropics. New research shows that warming temperatures will cause the “teleconnection” that allows the MJO to affect non-tropical weather to extend further over the North Pacific than it now does. This change will increase the variability of rainfall in California.

1 day. 3 rockets. 23 experiments.

Sandia National Laboratories launched three sounding rockets in succession on Wednesday to hasten development of 23 technologies for the nation’s hypersonic modernization priority, including the Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike and the Army’s Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon programs.

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Mixing and Matching of COVID-19 Vaccines, Booster Shots

Rutgers infectious disease expert Shobha Swaminathan is available to discuss the mixing and matching of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters as the Food and Drugs Administration authorized booster shots for both the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines. “There is mounting…

Climate Champion Professor Mihri Ozkan discusses recent advances in the development and application of CO2 capture materials and also addresses the main challenges that need to be overcome in order to bring these material technologies to the market.

Mihri Ozkan, professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, Riverside, will be discussing her team’s research at the upcoming 2021 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. See Symposium EN13-Climate Change Mitigation Technologies. The pace of…

Experiments confirm a quantum material’s unique response to circularly polarized laser light

SLAC scientists are probing topological insulators with circularly polarized light to reveal their many secrets. These exotic materials have potential for quantum computing and other technologies. A new study discovers that polarized laser light generates a unique signature from the topological surface.