Content Authored by: Iqbal Pittalwala

Observed COVID-19 variability may have underlying molecular sources

UC Riverside-led study shows how variations in SARS-CoV-2 host gene expression can be linked to variations in COVID-19 susceptibility and symptom severity

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Impact of HPV vaccination mandates on social inequalities

Policy has limited impact on vaccine uptake because of individual decision making, study finds

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Drug found to correct gene defect that causes immune-driven gut leakiness

UC Riverside-led study is the first to show how tofacitinib rescues gut barrier function from overactive immune cells

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Developing a COVID-19 vaccine at warp speed

Dr. Paul Offit, an international expert on vaccines, will give the 2020 Thomas and Salma Haider Biomedical Breakthrough Lecture at UC Riverside

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Scientists precisely measure total amount of matter in the universe

UC Riverside-led team’s technique relied on determining the mass of galaxy clusters

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Grant facilitates research on behavioral development and cognitive aging over lifespan

UC Riverside psychologist Chandra Reynolds will lead the five-year research project

Physicists explain mysterious dark matter deficiency in galaxy pair

A new theory about the nature of dark matter helps explain why a pair of galaxies about 65 million light-years from Earth contains very little of the mysterious matter, according to a study led by a physicist at the University of California, Riverside. Dark matter is nonluminous and cannot be...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Diversifying the sciences

UC Riverside’s Khaleel Razak and Frances Sladek receive grants from the University of California-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Brain protein linked to seizures, abnormal social behaviors

UC Riverside mouse study focused on neurons in the hippocampus

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Genetic background may affect adaptions to aging

UC Riverside-led study evaluated individual differences in DNA methylation across 10 years in two Scandinavian samples of same‐sex aging twins

Study provides insights into how Zika virus suppresses the host immune system

A research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has outlined how the Zika virus, which constituted an epidemic threat in 2016, suppresses the immune system of its host. The Zika virus, or ZIKV, spreads through mosquito bites and sexual intercourse. Currently, no approved vaccine or antivirals...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Scientists identify hundreds of drug candidates to treat COVID-19

UC Riverside researchers used a powerful machine-learning approach to screen millions of chemicals to find suitable candidates

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

NIH grant to physicist focuses on how pathogens evolve

Research could lead to the design of new and better treatments to fight disease

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

School of Medicine faculty receive grants to study opioid use and COVID-19 testing

Andrew Subica and Ann Cheney will focus their research on marginalized U.S. populations

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Psychologist to study how motor development changes infants’ learning experiences

John Franchak has long been interested in how learning a new motor skill, such as sitting or walking, changes how infants interact with their surroundings. He has now been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue this research question. The four-year grant of nearly $755,000 will help...

Gift to School of Medicine aims to alleviate inland Southern California’s physician shortage

Inland Empire Health Plan’s gift of $2.6M will create up to 23 awards designed to encourage students to practice in the region

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UC Riverside and Neuroscience Education Institute partner to deliver continuing medical education nationwide

Content developed by School of Medicine for physicians and other health care professionals includes grand rounds and a journal club delivered virtually

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Using artificial intelligence to smell the roses

UC Riverside study applies machine learning to olfaction with possible vast applications in flavors and fragrances

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Neurons are genetically programmed to have long lives

UC Riverside-led study identifies mechanism that prevents death of neurons

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Cancer researcher named UCR medical school’s newest endowed chair

Adam Godzik has been named the Bruce D. and Nancy B. Varner Presidential Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University