Is there still a benefit to masking?

UC Riverside epidemiologist weighs in on how protective your mask is when nobody around you is masked

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

To mask, or not to mask?

To gauge whether scientists agree with popular sentiment around mask wearing, we check in here with three UC Riverside virologists and epidemiologists.

By Jules Bernstein | | Health

UCR biomedical scientist joins international SARS-CoV-2 group assembled by NIAID

SAVE focuses on mutations in SARS-CoV-2 and emerging virus variants

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Experts urge reconsideration of 'standard' for time-keeping

To gauge the impacts of dark mornings in some parts of the country, we spoke with two UC Riverside experts

Should you get a second booster shot for COVID-19?

UC Riverside’s Dr. David Lo, a vaccine expert, shares his thoughts

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

A potential antiviral for SARS and SARS-like coronaviruses

UC Riverside-led study shows how an effective therapy against SARS-CoV-2 could be developed

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Students receive Bear Bucks for COVID-19 test results

An incentive program aims to increase testing compliance and improve campus health at UC Riverside.

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health, University

Using physics to explain the transmission effects of different SARS-CoV-2 mutations

UC Riverside-led team develops new computational method that applies techniques from statistical physics mathematical models in epidemiology

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Scientists profile FDA-approved drugs to potentially treat hundreds of genetic disorders

New method developed by UC Riverside researchers quickly assesses drug potential for rare disorders

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Researchers develop molecular traps to target SARS-CoV-2

Joint effort by UC Riverside and UCLA scientists aims to stop the COVID-19-spreading virus from attacking immune cells

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Scientists discover new avian immunological pathway

UC Riverside-led team identifies a new host protein interaction that produces a robust immune response to viral infection in birds and may lead to better poultry vaccines

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Student raises funds on Twitter to buy masks for campus

There's the fear of catching COVID-19, and then there's the anxiety that comes with buying the right mask. UCR experts advise the first pick for face coverings should be the N95 mask, the second the KN95 mask, and the third a combination of the surgical mask worn under a cloth...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health

Building robust collaborations to ‘ATTACK’ future pandemics

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the development of antiviral drug treatments has become a critical weapon in our arsenal against the virus. Harnessing the research and scientific brainpower needed to treat and prevent the next pandemic is the University of California - National Labs Antiviral Treatments Targeting All Coronaviruses and...

By UCR News | | Health

Is it time to wear a highly efficient medical grade facemask?

UC Riverside experts weigh in

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Good parent bond = good COVID behavior

Containing the COVID-19 pandemic depends on the degree to which people exhibit prosocial behavior — behavior that benefits others. We wear masks to protect ourselves, but also our neighbors. We get vaccines to stop the spread of the coronavirus, to edge society closer to herd immunity. A new study from...

A more targeted therapy to treat inflammatory bowel disease

UC Riverside mouse study focuses on the receptor TNFR1

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

New hope for people living with a genetic cause of autism

UC Riverside research shows gene reactivation can be used to treat Fragile X syndrome

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

O my, here’s Omicron

UC Riverside experts share their thoughts on the new COVID-19 variant

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Study links high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease to plastics

UC Riverside-led mouse study finds a receptor greatly contributes to the harmful effects of plastic-associated chemicals

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Deafness trumps HIV for deaf people living with HIV

UC Riverside-led study participants advocate for collection of more data on deaf individuals

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health