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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 available to...
By Stacy Kish | | 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

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 biology and pre-med major at UC Riverside, focused on school –...
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

UC Riverside researchers find potent chemical agents that can thwart cancer metastasis

Novel agents 135H11 and 135H12 move research closer to drug development
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Study documents poor mental and physical health in rural borderland community members

UC Riverside-led study offers vivid picture of health consequences of life events and chronic strain among foreign-born Mexicans in farm working communities
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Among body shapes, pears are healthier than apples

Whether we like it or not, everyone accumulates fat. For women, it usually accumulates around the hips, resulting in a pear-shaped look. In men, fat tends to build up around the abdomen, creating an apple shape. As it turns out, it’s healthier to be a pear than an apple. A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Three factors could explain physician burnout

UC Riverside doctors share their thoughts on a growing medical crisis
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Cancer Patients’ Conversation Topics Reflect Well-Being, Study Finds

Substantive dialogue may help, but emotional exchanges likely don't. Research finds that substantive conversation – conversation about news and ideas – is reflective of greater well-being among breast cancer patients.
By J.D. Warren | | Health

UCR researcher addresses incentive disparities in HIV research

To encourage subjects to participate in clinical and behavioral HIV studies, researchers often offer incentives such as cash or gift cards. But such remuneration could distort the sampling and end up inadvertently hurting the research findings. Lured by the incentives, participants could easily conceal information about themselves to qualify. Or...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Research finds pain expectation is pain reality for children

Research yields some advice on how to, and how not to, coach children before vaccinations
By J.D. Warren | | Health

Chemical compound produces beneficial inflammation and remyelination that could help treat multiple sclerosis

UC Riverside-led study shows that ‘good inflammation’ promotes axon myelination
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Research offers new insights into malaria parasite

A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside, scientist has found that various stages of the development of human malaria parasites, including stages involved in malaria transmission, are linked to epigenetic features and how chromatin — the complex of DNA and proteins within the nucleus — is organized and structured in these...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

For racial minority adolescents, cigarette and alcohol use tied to suicide

Examining more than 20 years of national data for U.S. adolescents, a research team led by Andrew Subica at the University of California, Riverside reports that adolescents have high prevalence of alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use, and concerning rates of suicide-related thoughts and behaviors. The data show that among U.S. adolescents in ninth...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health
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