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Research finds pain expectation is pain reality for children

Research yields some advice on how to, and how not to, coach children before vaccinations
By J.D. Warren | | Health

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

Research offers new insights into malaria parasite

A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside, scientist has found that various stages of the development of human malaria parasites, including stages involved in malaria transmission, are linked to epigenetic features and how chromatin — the complex of DNA and proteins within the nucleus — is organized and structured in these...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Grants support UCR Guardian Scholars and FastStart Summer Academy

FastStart provides a transition platform from high school to university-level study, using an intensive, five-week summer academ RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) – The California Wellness Foundation has awarded two grants to the University of California, Riverside totaling $450,000, both of which promise to increase access to higher education and...
By Brittney Carolina | | Health

For racial minority adolescents, cigarette and alcohol use tied to suicide

Examining more than 20 years of national data for U.S. adolescents, a research team led by Andrew Subica at the University of California, Riverside reports that adolescents have high prevalence of alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use, and concerning rates of suicide-related thoughts and behaviors. The data show that among U.S. adolescents in ninth...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

School of Medicine celebrates its second Match Day

49 UC Riverside medical students were matched for a residency program, with the majority staying in California
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Public invited to learn about concussions, traumatic brain injuries

Sponsored by the UC Riverside School of Medicine, free event takes place at the Riverside Convention Center on March 24
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Women and men should receive similar treatment decisions for heart disease, study argues

International research team includes two UC Riverside cardiologists
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Researchers use a molecular trojan horse to deliver chemotherapeutic drug to cancer cells

A UCR research team has discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating cancer cells
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | 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

Researchers receive $1 million for project challenging long-standing paradigm in endocrinology

W. M. Keck Foundation award supports UC Riverside research aimed at showing membrane transporters guide flow of steroid hormones into cells
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

How to Avoid the Flu, and What to Do if You Get It

According to the CDC website, this year’s flu outbreak is considered “widespread” in 49 of the 50 states. CDC WEBSITE The 2017-18 flu season has become the most widespread since health officials began keeping track of the in the mid-2000s. According to the Washington Post, more than 12,000 people have been hospitalized since the flu season started...
By Ross French | | Health

What Makes Kids With Autism Less Social Than Their Typically Developing Peers?

Pick a hand, any hand. That familiar refrain, repeated in schoolyards the world over, is the basis of a simple guessing game that was recently adapted to study how and why kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) interact with the people around them. The game is the brainchild of Katherine Stavropoulos , an assistant professor of special education...
By Tess Eyrich | | Health
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