News Articles with Topic: 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

Governor’s budget proposal allocates $25 million for UCR School of Medicine

Additional ongoing funding would help the medical school expand enrollment
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

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

Vaping lung injury symptoms have been reported online for at least seven years

UC Riverside research used internet data mining to monitor health effects reported by electronic cigarette users over time
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, 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

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

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

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

Harmful metals found in vapors from tank-style electronic cigarettes

UC Riverside study analyzed six popular e-cigarette tanks and their atomizers
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Ecopipam reduces stuttering symptoms in proof-of-concept trial

UC Riverside-led open-label pilot study leads to a double-blind clinical trial to further test ecopipam’s efficacy and safety in adult patients who stutter
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

New center to address health disparities in inland Southern California

Five-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help launch Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside

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

Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain. Present throughout life, stem cells become specialized cells with more specific functions, such as...

Scientists find thirdhand smoke affects cells in humans

UC Riverside-led study is the first to find an association between thirdhand smoke and gene expression in humans

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