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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

Coronavirus lab and testing in place for fall quarter

As the fall quarter begins, UC Riverside has a new diagnostic lab operating on campus that will rapidly process samples from students and employees as part of an ongoing coronavirus testing program. The lab, located at the Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, tested its first sample in August and opened...

By Imran Ghori | | University

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

School of Medicine faculty receive grants to study opioid use and COVID-19 testing

Andrew Subica and Ann Cheney will focus their research on marginalized U.S. populations

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Gift to School of Medicine aims to alleviate inland Southern California’s physician shortage

Inland Empire Health Plan’s gift of $2.6M will create up to 23 awards designed to encourage students to practice in the region

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UC Riverside and Neuroscience Education Institute partner to deliver continuing medical education nationwide

Content developed by School of Medicine for physicians and other health care professionals includes grand rounds and a journal club delivered virtually

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

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

Mobile clinics can help address health care needs of Latino farmworkers

A University of California, Riverside, study that sought to determine barriers to health care among Spanish-speaking Latino farmworkers in rural communities has devised an innovative health care service delivery model that addresses many challenges these communities face. The researchers, led by Ann Cheney, a medical anthropologist and assistant professor in...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

State OKs $25M to double UCR medical students

Budget allocates ongoing funding to the medical school

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Class of 2020: Remembered for ‘their flexibility and resilience’

UC Riverside’s 66th commencement will be a virtual celebration on Sunday, June 14. Meet some of the 2020 graduates.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Here are the many ways UCR is helping students right now

A list of available resources during this time of uncertainty.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UC Riverside receives 15,000 surgical masks from Chinese-American philanthropist group

The Chinese Americans Donation Center also donated 1,000 face shields to the School of Medicine

By Holly Ober | | Health, Business

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

Addiction Medicine Fellowship program receives initial accreditation

The first class of fellows begins training in the Coachella Valley’s Betty Ford Center and Eisenhower Medical Center on July 1

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health