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Content Authored by: Iqbal Pittalwala

Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: ‘electron quantum metamaterials’

UC Riverside’s Nathaniel Gabor and colleague formulate a vision for the field in a perspective article
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Physicists explain how large spherical viruses form

UC Riverside-led study deciphers key elements for the assembly of a large virus; understanding its formation could contain viruses’ spread
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Generous funding to malaria-parasite researcher promises new therapeutic strategies

UC Riverside’s Karine Le Roch is principal investigator on two NIH grants
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

UC psychologists devise free test for measuring intelligence

Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices, or APM, is a widely used standardized test to measure reasoning ability, often administered to undergraduate students. One drawback, however, is that the test, which has been in use for about 80 years, takes 40 to 60 minutes to complete. Another is that the test kit and answer sheets can cost hundreds of...

Study explains why tall individuals are more prone to cancer

UC Riverside evolutionary biologist says increased cancer risk associated with height is due primarily to an increase in the number of body cells
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

Study explores infant body position and learning

UC Riverside psychologist’s research provides strong evidence that infants’ motor skills directly impact the physical context of their everyday experiences

Study provides new insight into why galaxies stop forming stars

A team of UCR-led scientists get best measure yet of why star formation stopped in galaxy clusters in the early universe
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Researchers identify new approach for controlling dengue fever and Zika virus

UC Riverside study uses gene-editing tool to disrupt serotonin receptor linked to egg production in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Study links individual HPV types to HIV infection

UC Riverside-led study finds persons with any HPV type, more than one HPV type, or high-risk HPV are more likely to test HIV positive
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

School of Medicine signs agreement with AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Partnership provides opportunities for UCR medical students to train at a Riverside clinic focused on AIDS treatment
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Physicist to use optical trapping methods to study basic properties of solid-state materials

NSF-funded research represents a new approach to the field of 'crystal engineering'
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

NIH grant supports new exploratory research aimed at studying Pacific Islander behavioral health

UC Riverside-led study will concentrate on alcohol use disorders in Pacific Islander young adults
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UC Riverside researchers find potent chemical agents that can thwart cancer metastasis

Novel agents 135H11 and 135H12 move research closer to drug development
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Study documents poor mental and physical health in rural borderland community members

UC Riverside-led study offers vivid picture of health consequences of life events and chronic strain among foreign-born Mexicans in farm working communities
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Among body shapes, pears are healthier than apples

Whether we like it or not, everyone accumulates fat. For women, it usually accumulates around the hips, resulting in a pear-shaped look. In men, fat tends to build up around the abdomen, creating an apple shape. As it turns out, it’s healthier to be a pear than an apple. A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Nobel Laureate Barry Barish joins UC Riverside faculty

Physicist, whose contributions enabled the first observation of gravitational waves, is the university’s second Nobel Prize winner
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Getting high on worms

UC Riverside researchers show that in parasitic worm infection both the host and the worm produce cannabis-like molecules
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Three factors could explain physician burnout

UC Riverside doctors share their thoughts on a growing medical crisis
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Psychologist to explore how brain remembers precise information

A person’s general intelligence and ability to understand language are reliant on the brain’s ability to maintain precise information acquired over a short period of time. To understand how these types of natural vision and cognitive functions are achieved in both healthy populations and individuals at high risk for psychosis, Weiwei Zhang , an...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

National Magazine Honors Program focused on diversifying STEM fields

UC Riverside Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program receives 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology
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