Content Authored by: Iqbal Pittalwala

Is it time to wear a highly efficient medical grade facemask?

UC Riverside experts weigh in

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

A more targeted therapy to treat inflammatory bowel disease

UC Riverside mouse study focuses on the receptor TNFR1

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

How diet influences taste sensitivity and preference

What you eat influences your taste for what you might want to eat next. So claims a University of California, Riverside, study performed on fruit flies. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, offers a better understanding of neurophysiological plasticity of the taste system in flies. To maintain ideal...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

New hope for people living with a genetic cause of autism

UC Riverside research shows gene reactivation can be used to treat Fragile X syndrome

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

O my, here’s Omicron

UC Riverside experts share their thoughts on the new COVID-19 variant

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Study links high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease to plastics

UC Riverside-led mouse study finds a receptor greatly contributes to the harmful effects of plastic-associated chemicals

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Deafness trumps HIV for deaf people living with HIV

UC Riverside-led study participants advocate for collection of more data on deaf individuals

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

New model links cultural trauma with health inequalities

UC Riverside researchers offer new interpretation of cultural trauma

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

How specificity of the brain is wired

UC Riverside mouse study identifies key molecules that determine specificity of neural circuits

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

How are epilepsy and autism linked?

UC Riverside and Rutgers University scientists explore this question in a study on mice

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Flame retardants linked to autistic-like behavior

UC Riverside-led study shows maternal transfer of PBDEs causes brain changes in female mice offspring

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives $5M CIRM grant to train scientists in stem cell research

Training program spans broad range of research areas from basic stem cell biology to translational medicine

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

How sepsis need not be fatal

UC Riverside-led team identifies molecular driver and protector of this life-threatening medical emergency

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Public lecture to focus on synthetic genome engineering

Lei Stanley Qi of Stanford University will give the 2021 Thomas and Salma Haider Biomedical Breakthrough Lecture at UC Riverside

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Why is it taking so long to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids?

UC Riverside vaccine expert David Lo explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Medical school led the way for safe return to classrooms

The School of Medicine has lessons to share after several months of in-person classes with no documented cases of COVID-19 transmission

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Astronomers explain origin of elusive ultradiffuse galaxies

UC Riverside astronomer and colleagues use simulations to reveal how the very faint dwarf galaxies are born

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Novel mechanism links genetic defect in IBD patients to gut leakiness

UC Riverside-led study in mice and human tissue is the first to show how a disease mutation weakens barrier properties of epithelial cells lining the gut

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Psychologist to lead research on Alzheimer’s in Riverside

UC Riverside study is part of a larger landmark study tracking older adults

Study gauges social responsibility in slowing COVID-19 spread

Researchers conducted focus groups of UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University