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Ecopipam reduces stuttering symptoms in proof-of-concept trial

UC Riverside-led open-label pilot study leads to a double-blind clinical trial to further test ecopipam’s efficacy and safety in adult patients who stutter
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

New center to address health disparities in inland Southern California

Five-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help launch Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside

An alternate theory for what causes Alzheimer's disease

A UC Riverside study points to lysosomal storage observed in all brains afflicted with the disease; finding could open up new avenues for treatment and prevention
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Out of this world: An alumna’s dream comes true

Brittany Seto ’16, who studied computer science at UC Riverside, interned at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where a record number of UCR undergraduates are spending the summer

Grant to physicist gives study of strongly interacting systems a boost

A physicist at the University of California, Riverside, has received a grant of about $523,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the possible emergent behavior of “strongly interacting systems,” an important area of focus in solid-state physics. Specifically, when the repulsive Coulomb force between electrons in a solid...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Biomedical scientist to study how body’s cannabis-like molecules influence obesity

Research is supported by a five-year grant to UC Riverside from the National Institutes of Health
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Physicists’ finding could revolutionize information transmission

UC Riverside-led team identifies dark trions as the next carrier of quantum information

Campus to celebrate 50th anniversary of historic Moon landing

Free event at UC Riverside includes hands-on activities, lecture, and telescope viewings

Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain. Present throughout life, stem cells become specialized cells with more specific functions, such as...

New material shows high potential for quantum computing

Research by UC Riverside-MIT team focuses on quantum phenomena in gold
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Scientists find thirdhand smoke affects cells in humans

UC Riverside-led study is the first to find an association between thirdhand smoke and gene expression in humans

Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating

UC Riverside-led mouse study focuses on cannabis-like molecules that augment feeding behavior
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UCR receives its first cannabis grant

School of Medicine’s Nicholas DiPatrizio will lead a team tasked with assessing the impact of long-term cannabis exposure on metabolic health and disease
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

On the front line of medicine

Medical school graduate Hurnan Vongsachang will start her residency in emergency medicine this summer
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Students, Health

A new approach to targeting cancer cells

UC Riverside researchers develop new drugs that target therapeutically relevant protein surfaces
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age

UC Riverside-led team performs two studies to examine effects of sleep, age, and depressed mood on working memory

Hope on the horizon for treating stroke

UC Riverside biomedical scientist’s decades-long work moves to clinical trials
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

PCORI award seeks to support students in recovery

Project is the first major effort in the UC system to assess the needs of students in recovery
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage

Study by UC Riverside and Portland State University scientists finds nicotine concentrations in JUULs is dangerously high

New NASA-funded program to train K-12 students in STEM fields

Outreach components include public lectures, parent nights, and telescope viewing opportunities
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology
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