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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 available to...
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 research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that...
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

National Magazine Honors Program focused on diversifying STEM fields

UC Riverside Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program receives 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

New funding to significantly boost cancer, ALS research

UC Riverside’s Maurizio Pellecchia receives grants totaling nearly $2.5 million from National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Often-overlooked glial cell is key to learning and memory

UC Riverside biomedical scientists offer simple advice: keep the brain active
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Chemical compound produces beneficial inflammation and remyelination that could help treat multiple sclerosis

UC Riverside-led study shows that ‘good inflammation’ promotes axon myelination
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health
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