School of Medicine Latest News

Pandemic led to profound changes in multiple sclerosis clinical practice

UC Riverside-led national survey of MS specialists finds nearly 10% had been redeployed to the front lines of COVID-19 patient care

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Researchers seek input from Inland Empire parents, caregivers of school-age children

Study by UC Riverside researchers will examine impacts of remote learning on families with children in grades K-12

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

New method expands the world of small RNAs

PANDORA sequencing method developed by UC Riverside-led team can detect once-undetectable small RNAs

New School of Medicine Education Building receives full approval from UC Regents

The Regents of the University of California have given final approval for the construction of the School of Medicine’s new Education Building II at UC Riverside. The vote, which approved the final design, the full budget, and the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, findings, took place during the Regents’...

By Ross French | | University

How the South African COVID-19 variant was found

UC Riverside biomedical scientists were part of an international team that identified the coronavirus strain

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

What UC Riverside scientists have to say about vaccines, variants, and antibodies

Immunity generated by vaccination is better than immunity from an actual infection, says an expert

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Experts weigh in on whether COVID-19 is here to stay

COVID-19 is far from beaten. Vaccines may not be the ultimate panacea to haul us out of the pandemic crisis. In the future, will outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, arrive in waves every winter? Might COVID-19 never go away? Experts at the University of California, Riverside, weigh...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Star-shaped brain cells may be linked to stuttering

UC Riverside-led study examined the effects of the medication risperidone on brain metabolism in stuttering

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

Remyelinating drug could improve vision in patients with multiple sclerosis

UC Riverside-led mouse study stresses MS treatment should be started early

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Should we be double masking?

UC Riverside epidemiologist answers this and other questions in Q&A

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Biomedical scientist explains how Covid-19 vaccines work

Dr. David Lo at the UC Riverside School of Medicine is an expert on vaccines

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