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Ecopipam reduces stuttering symptoms in proof-of-concept trial

UC Riverside-led open-label pilot study leads to a double-blind clinical trial to further test ecopipam’s efficacy and safety in adult patients who stutter
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

New center to address health disparities in inland Southern California

Five-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help launch Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research offers superior therapeutic approach for MS

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. This debilitating condition periodically shutters communication between the brain and other parts of the body, resulting in symptoms that range from numbness and tingling in the arms and legs to blindness and paralysis. While treatments are...
By Stacy Kish | | Health

A match made in neural heaven: How a neuron grows an axon

Scientists unlock new molecular secrets to unravel the mystery
By Stacy Kish | | Health, Science / Technology

Keeping the peace when mom and grandma disagree on feeding the kids

Nutrition education programs for children should incorporate all family members who act as caregivers
By Holly Ober | | Health, Social Science / Education

UCR School of Medicine and Eisenhower Health establish training affiliation

Partnership addresses long-term healthcare needs of Coachella Valley
By UCR News | | Health

Tiny desk, huge accomplishments – and his own bed

The bedroom he shared with his parents and three siblings included a bunk bed, a queen bed, two wardrobes, and a narrow wooden table that served as his desk. That bedroom was where Alejandro Quiñones lived through middle school and high school with his family. Quiñones, 21, now a senior...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Federal grant will help develop new stroke treatment

The device aims to reduce brain swelling and deliver a neuroprotective drug
By Holly Ober | | Health

Study links individual HPV types to HIV infection

UC Riverside-led study finds persons with any HPV type, more than one HPV type, or high-risk HPV are more likely to test HIV positive
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

School of Medicine signs agreement with AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Partnership provides opportunities for UCR medical students to train at a Riverside clinic focused on AIDS treatment
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

NIH grant supports new exploratory research aimed at studying Pacific Islander behavioral health

UC Riverside-led study will concentrate on alcohol use disorders in Pacific Islander young adults
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health
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