News Articles with Topic: Health

Public lecture to focus on synthetic genome engineering

Lei Stanley Qi of Stanford University will give the 2021 Thomas and Salma Haider Biomedical Breakthrough Lecture at UC Riverside

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Why is it taking so long to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids?

Many parents are wondering when their young children will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Now that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be safe and highly effective in young children aged 5 to 11 years, some hope has arrived. In the Q&A below, vaccine expert Dr. David Lo of...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Medical school led the way for safe return to classrooms

The School of Medicine has lessons to share after several months of in-person classes with no documented cases of COVID-19 transmission

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Novel mechanism links genetic defect in IBD patients to gut leakiness

A team of researchers led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has identified a novel mechanism by which loss-of-function mutations in the gene PTPN2, found in many patients with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, affect how intestinal epithelial cells maintain a barrier. The intestinal epithelium, a...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Psychologist to lead research on Alzheimer’s in Riverside

UC Riverside study is part of a larger landmark study tracking older adults

Sending kids back to school: is it too soon?

After more than a year of lockdown, school is back in session. But many people are wondering whether it should be. Here, UC Riverside experts in viruses, medical policy and education share their thoughts about whether in-person learning at this moment in time is an A+ idea, and offer ideas...

By Jules Bernstein | | Students, Health

Why is 90% the magic number?

With a month until fall quarter begins, the number of verified vaccinations at UCR reached about 65% for students, and just over 75% for employees. The numbers were updated Aug. 20. In late July, the University of California system moved the goal line for what constitutes a fully vaccinated campus...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Health, Students

Study gauges social responsibility in slowing COVID-19 spread

Researchers conducted focus groups of UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Fallout 'serious' for noncompliance to UC vaccination policy

As the Aug. 16 deadline looms for compliance with the UC vaccination policy, the fallout for those who fail to comply is being made clear. In a campus announcement this week, Human Resources delineated protocols for employees who haven’t provided proof of full vaccination or requested an exemption or deferral...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

Deadline to provide vaccination proof is Aug. 16

Aug. 16 is the deadline for UC Riverside employees and students to upload vaccination records for fall 2021. The announcement was made in a July 16 message from Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to the campus community. Previously, the UC system announced its SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program requiring vaccinations in order...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

It's more than hot. It's dangerous.

It's the time of year when Inland Southern California becomes a 27,000-square-mile skillet. We asked UC Riverside physicians how to stay safe and hydrated.

How concerned should we be about the Delta variant?

UC Riverside experts share their thoughts

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Salton Sea aerosol exposure triggers unique and mysterious pulmonary response

UC Riverside mouse study suggests inflammation could play key role in progression to asthma

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

New funding will help UCR diversify physician workforce in inland Southern California

The California Wellness Foundation has awarded the School of Medicine a $450,000 grant

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

'Love thy neighbor, mask up'

Both religious and patriotic messages helped persuade white evangelicals to wear masks to protect against COVID-19. The lessons may carry over to vaccine messaging.

Pandemic led to profound changes in multiple sclerosis clinical practice

UC Riverside-led national survey of MS specialists finds nearly 10% had been redeployed to the front lines of COVID-19 patient care

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UCR experts discuss the J&J vaccine 'pause'

Even as vaccinations across the U.S. were ramping up due to the popularity and availability of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the CDC called a timeout due to reports of serious blood clots

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

New method expands the world of small RNAs

PANDORA sequencing method developed by UC Riverside-led team can detect once-undetectable small RNAs

Fourth generation of e-cigarettes is not harmless

UC Riverside study identified toxic elements in pod atomizers