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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...

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

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

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

Breast cancer study by UCR medical student could help patients live longer

Surgery is associated with increased survival for patients with HER2-positive stage 4 breast cancer
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Students, Health

Plant pathologist leads research to stop spread of citrus-destroying disease

UC Riverside’s Hailing Jin is principal investigator of USDA grant that also supports vaccine development to fight huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

High-speed videos capture how kangaroo rat escapes rattlesnake attack

Bipedalism may have been favored in kangaroo rats to avoid ambush predators like vipers and owls, says UC Riverside biologist
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Study finds natural selection favors cheaters

UC Riverside research focused on interaction between nitrogen-fixing bacteria and their hosts
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

After four years of hard work, Match Day arrives for UC Riverside medical students

38 students in Class of 2019 were matched for a residency program of their choice
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health
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