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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

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

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

Salton Sea aerosol exposure triggers unique and mysterious pulmonary response

UC Riverside mouse study suggests inflammation could play key role in progression to asthma

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UCR remembers philanthropist, former regent Bruce Varner

Bruce Doyle Varner, 84, UC regent, philanthropist, and prominent Riverside attorney, has died. A lifelong advocate for higher education, Varner was nominated to serve on the UC Board of Regents by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, becoming one of the few Inland Empire-based regents in the board’s history. As a regent...

By UCR News | | University

New method expands the world of small RNAs

PANDORA sequencing method developed by UC Riverside-led team can detect once-undetectable small RNAs

How the South African COVID-19 variant was found

UC Riverside biomedical scientists were part of an international team that identified the coronavirus strain

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

What UC Riverside scientists have to say about vaccines, variants, and antibodies

Immunity generated by vaccination is better than immunity from an actual infection, says an expert

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Experts weigh in on whether COVID-19 is here to stay

COVID-19 is far from beaten. Vaccines may not be the ultimate panacea to haul us out of the pandemic crisis. In the future, will outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, arrive in waves every winter? Might COVID-19 never go away? Experts at the University of California, Riverside, weigh...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Star-shaped brain cells may be linked to stuttering

UC Riverside-led study examined the effects of the medication risperidone on brain metabolism in stuttering

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

Remyelinating drug could improve vision in patients with multiple sclerosis

UC Riverside-led mouse study stresses MS treatment should be started early

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Biomedical scientist explains how Covid-19 vaccines work

Dr. David Lo at the UC Riverside School of Medicine is an expert on vaccines

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Researchers explore why some MS patients experience seizures

UC Riverside study examines molecular pathways that may instigate seizures in some multiple sclerosis patients

By Stacy Kish | | Health

New multicampus consortium to study assembly of coronaviruses

Host campus UC Riverside will be joined by UC Davis and UC Merced

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Unraveling a mystery surrounding embryonic cells

Neural crest study results could boost stem cell therapies

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

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

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

Brain protein linked to seizures, abnormal social behaviors

UC Riverside mouse study focused on neurons in the hippocampus

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Improving treatment of spinal cord injuries

Osmotic therapy device reduces swelling to prevent secondary injuries in rats

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology