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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

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

Understanding a gene’s role in inflammatory bowel disease

UC Riverside mouse study will identify mechanisms the gene PTPN2 uses to affect gut cells

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

How the coronavirus could be prevented from invading a host cell

UC Riverside-led study shows inhibiting two host cell proteases can accomplish the task

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Scientists to study how lungs respond to worm infections

Research supported by five-year NIH grant may have relevance for COVID-19 patients

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

How does soap kill the coronavirus?

UC Riverside biomedical scientist Marcus Kaul explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

New coronavirus protein reveals drug target

Drugs previously in development for SARS could be effective for COVID-19

By UCR News | | Health

Doubling down on cancer-causing genes

NIH grant of $2.2 million could help researchers target two oncogenes, potentially leading to therapies for melanoma, lung cancer, and other tumors

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Drug decreases gut leakiness associated with ulcerative colitis

UC Riverside-led study is the first to show how tofacitinib affects epithelial cells lining the gut

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Space travel can make the gut leaky

UC Riverside-led study tested the effects of microgravity on intestinal epithelial cells

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Not so quiet, please

UC Riverside mouse study finds early exposure to sounds can address hypersensitivity to noise associated with Fragile X Syndrome

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Crimped or straight? Lung fiber shape influences elasticity

The shape and architecture of collagen and elastin fibers can improve our understanding of lung diseases, including the one associated with vaping

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Health

Research identifies earlier origin of neural crest cells

UC Riverside-led research could aid regenerative stem cell therapies

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, 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

Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating

UC Riverside-led mouse study focuses on cannabis-like molecules that augment feeding behavior

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health