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Biomedical scientist explains how Covid-19 vaccines work

California residents 65 and older now qualify for COVID-19 vaccinations. Questions about the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines still remain. Vaccine expert Dr. David Lo, a distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and senior associate dean for research in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, answers several questions in...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Are people living with HIV more isolated during the pandemic?

A UC Riverside-led study, funded by Merck, is set to find out

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

School of Medicine to serve as lead site for clinical trial on stuttering

Phase 2 study investigates efficacy of the drug ecopipam developed by Emalex Biosciences Inc.

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Tips for celebrating the holiday season during a pandemic

Meeting virtually with people outside your household is safest, says UC Riverside epidemiologist

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

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

Too much hype, too soon?

The news arrived Monday that the world has been awaiting since spring: a vaccine has been developed that shows a high degree of efficacy in late-stage trials: 90%. That puts it in the company of effective vaccines such as for measles, and well beyond what the medical community hoped for...

More than half of American adults with advanced multiple sclerosis report mistreatment by caregivers

UC Riverside-led study describes first published survey documenting nature and extent of caregiver mistreatment of this population

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

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

UCR School of Medicine to launch unique sports psychiatry fellowship program

The UC Riverside School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience will launch a unique, first-in-the-nation sports psychiatry fellowship program. Developed in partnership with UC Riverside Intercollegiate Athletics and UCR Health, this non-ACGME program will begin accepting applications in 2021 and will start in 2022. While there are other schools...

By Ross French | | Health

Impact of HPV vaccination mandates on social inequalities

Policy has limited impact on vaccine uptake because of individual decision making, study finds

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

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