Content Tagged with: biomedical sciences

New drug target found for COVID-19

Scientists discover critical protein complex that lets virus hide from immune system

By UCR News | | Health

New coronavirus protein reveals drug target

Drugs previously in development for SARS could be effective for COVID-19

By UCR News | | Health

Doubling down on cancer-causing genes

NIH grant of $2.2 million could help researchers target two oncogenes, potentially leading to therapies for melanoma, lung cancer, and other tumors

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Drug decreases gut leakiness associated with ulcerative colitis

UC Riverside-led study is the first to show how tofacitinib affects epithelial cells lining the gut

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Space travel can make the gut leaky

UC Riverside-led study tested the effects of microgravity on intestinal epithelial cells

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Not so quiet, please

UC Riverside mouse study finds early exposure to sounds can address hypersensitivity to noise associated with Fragile X Syndrome

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Crimped or straight? Lung fiber shape influences elasticity

The shape and architecture of collagen and elastin fibers can improve our understanding of lung diseases, including the one associated with vaping

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Health

Research identifies earlier origin of neural crest cells

UC Riverside-led research could aid regenerative stem cell therapies

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

An alternate theory for what causes Alzheimer's disease

A UC Riverside study points to lysosomal storage observed in all brains afflicted with the disease; finding could open up new avenues for treatment and prevention

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Biomedical scientist to study how body’s cannabis-like molecules influence obesity

Research is supported by a five-year grant to UC Riverside from the National Institutes of Health

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating

UC Riverside-led mouse study focuses on cannabis-like molecules that augment feeding behavior

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UCR receives its first cannabis grant

School of Medicine’s Nicholas DiPatrizio will lead a team tasked with assessing the impact of long-term cannabis exposure on metabolic health and disease

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

A new approach to targeting cancer cells

UC Riverside researchers develop new drugs that target therapeutically relevant protein surfaces

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Hope on the horizon for treating stroke

UC Riverside biomedical scientist’s decades-long work moves to clinical trials

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

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...

By Stacy Kish | | Health

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

Federal grant will help develop new stroke treatment

The device aims to reduce brain swelling and deliver a neuroprotective drug

By Holly Ober | | 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

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...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Getting high on worms

UC Riverside researchers show that in parasitic worm infection both the host and the worm produce cannabis-like molecules

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology