Content Tagged with: Department of Biochemistry

Study provides insights into how Zika virus suppresses the host immune system

A research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has outlined how the Zika virus, which constituted an epidemic threat in 2016, suppresses the immune system of its host. The Zika virus, or ZIKV, spreads through mosquito bites and sexual intercourse. Currently, no approved vaccine or antivirals...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Biochemist spins out joint venture company with Atomwise

Over the past few years, biochemist John Jefferson Perry at the University of California, Riverside, has collaborated on a number of projects with Atomwise Inc., a company that uses artificial intelligence, or AI, for drug discovery. Now Perry and the company have formed a joint venture called Theia Biosciences. Perry’s...

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

Two projects receive NIH grant for breast cancer research

UC Riverside research is supported by a four-year grant worth more than $1.2 million

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Scientists crack structure of a novel enzyme linked to cell growth and cancer

UC Riverside-led study could lead to the development of drugs that target liver and other cancers

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Research to focus on small molecule that can help fight breast cancer

UC Riverside and City of Hope awarded Department of Defense grants for the collaborative project

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Scientists crack structure of enzyme complex linked to cancer

UC Riverside-led study offers important information for understanding “de novo DNA methylation"

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health