Content Authored by: Iqbal Pittalwala

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

Coastal ecosystems suffer from upriver hydroelectric dams

A recent study demonstrates the widespread environmental consequences of large dam reservoirs in Mexico
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Research identifies mechanism that helps plants fight bacterial infection

UC Riverside study could lead to better strategies for protecting crops from attacks by pathogens
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Scientists identify genetic mechanism involved in how females inherit traits

Research could help reduce females’ susceptibility to several diseases, such as Fragile X and Rett syndromes
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

Scientists image conducting edges in a promising 2-D material

Experimental study done at UC Riverside and University of Washington on monolayer tungsten ditelluride could lead to more energy-efficient electronic devices
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf

UC Riverside astronomers develop educational workshop converting astronomical phenomena into vibrations that can be felt rather than heard
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Genome structure of malaria parasites linked to virulence

UC Riverside-led research could help develop novel therapeutic strategies to combat malaria
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Bee mite arrival in Hawaii causes pathogen changes in honeybee predators

UC Riverside-led research, done on the Big Island, shows effects of mite introduction have cascaded through entire pathogen communities
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

New property revealed in graphene could lead to better performing solar panels

International research team, co-led by UC Riverside physicist, shows how pure graphene efficiently converts light into electricity
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Physics undergraduate student headed to CERN

Sergio Garcia will do research during the winter quarter on a particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Students, Science / Technology

4 UCR graduate students win grants to do research in the natural reserves

Projects include the study of aquatic insect communities, bumble bees, and the impact of climate change on plants
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

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...

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