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How sepsis need not be fatal

UC Riverside-led team identifies molecular driver and protector of this life-threatening medical emergency

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Why is it taking so long to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids?

UC Riverside vaccine expert David Lo explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Public lecture to focus on synthetic genome engineering

Lei Stanley Qi of Stanford University will give the 2021 Thomas and Salma Haider Biomedical Breakthrough Lecture at UC Riverside

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Medical school led the way for safe return to classrooms

The School of Medicine has lessons to share after several months of in-person classes with no documented cases of COVID-19 transmission

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Novel mechanism links genetic defect in IBD patients to gut leakiness

UC Riverside-led study in mice and human tissue is the first to show how a disease mutation weakens barrier properties of epithelial cells lining the gut

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Study gauges social responsibility in slowing COVID-19 spread

Researchers conducted focus groups of UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

It's more than hot. It's dangerous.

It's the time of year when Inland Southern California becomes a 27,000-square-mile skillet. We asked UC Riverside physicians how to stay safe and hydrated.

How concerned should we be about the Delta variant?

UC Riverside experts share their thoughts

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Salton Sea aerosol exposure triggers unique and mysterious pulmonary response

UC Riverside mouse study suggests inflammation could play key role in progression to asthma

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

New funding will help UCR diversify physician workforce in inland Southern California

The California Wellness Foundation has awarded the School of Medicine a $450,000 grant

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

2021 voices: Grads share pivotal moments of their educational journeys

More than 7,100 students are eligible to graduate; Commencement events kick off on June 3 with the School of Medicine.

UCR remembers philanthropist, former regent Bruce Varner

Bruce Doyle Varner, 84, UC regent, philanthropist, and prominent Riverside attorney, has died. A lifelong advocate for higher education, Varner was nominated to serve on the UC Board of Regents by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, becoming one of the few Inland Empire-based regents in the board’s history. As a regent...

By UCR News | | University

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

UCR experts discuss the J&J vaccine 'pause'

Even as vaccinations across the U.S. were ramping up due to the popularity and availability of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the CDC called a timeout due to reports of serious blood clots

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

This is the dawning of the age of the vaccine passport

The vaccine passport is coming. The likelihood of a “passport” being required — or perhaps just requested — for travel, and to return to school and work, seems a certainty. New York state is testing a smartphone app that would verify vaccine status for entry into events. IBM is developing...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education

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