Content Authored by: Iqbal Pittalwala

Measuring how a bottom quark decays

UC Riverside physicists performed the analysis

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Graduate student receives pre-professoriate fellowship

Jamiela Kokash, a student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at UC Riverside, has been awarded a UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship, which will support her dissertation research on how auditory regions of the brain change after noise-induced hearing loss, and how these changes can be potentially prevented or delayed. Specifically, Kokash...

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Cell biologist receives high honor from Wound Healing Society

The Wound Healing Society, or WHS, has bestowed its Distinguished Service Award to Manuela Martins-Green, a professor of cell biology at UC Riverside, for her outstanding contributions to the growth and development of the society. The award is given to a WHS scientist, physician, nurse, or administrator who has served the society for at least 10...

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Algorithm helps speed up simulation of vast, complex universes

UC Riverside astrophysicist Simeon Bird explains

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Doctoral student receives dissertation fellowship

Graduate student Esther Omaiye has received a UC President's Dissertation-Year Fellowship award for the 2021-22 academic year. The fellowship will support her research on the analytical and toxicological evaluations of electronic cigarettes and their constituents, including chemical elements and flavor chemicals. Omaiye, who expects to graduate...

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Study helps explain how shingles vaccination coverage differs among social groups

Only about 35% of older adults have been vaccinated against shingles

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Physicist helps prepare report on new kind of particle accelerator

Kenneth N. Barish, a professor of physics and astronomy, is a key member of an international team of more than 400 scientists that prepared a report on the Electron-Ion Collider, or EIC, a particle accelerator that will be built at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, along with a detector for capturing electron-ion collisions. Barish, who...

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Review paper links air pollution to COVID-19 susceptibility

Coauthors include School of Medicine biomedical scientist Changcheng Zhou

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Postdoc wins Society of Toxicology conference award

Careen Khachatoorian, a postdoctoral researcher working with Prue Talbot, a professor of cell biology at UCR, will receive the Society of Toxicology Dermal Toxicology Subsection Graduate Student Award. The society hosts an annual national conference, with each specialty section offering awards to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers for...

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Research paper turns spotlight on special needs of stroke survivors

UC Riverside medical student Marilyn Corrales Arevalo is a coauthor

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Neuroscientist joins council of the American Physiological Society

Margarita Currás-Collazo, an associate professor of neuroscience in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at UC Riverside, has been elected to the American Physiological Society Council. Her term will begin in April 2021. Currás-Collazo received her doctoral degree in medical physiology at The Ohio State University. Her numerous UCR...

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Study explores differences in payments between biomedical and sociobehavioral research

Compared to sociobehavioral studies, biomedical studies typically require more time and visits, tend to be more quantitative, more in-person, and of greater risk

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Researchers to study working memory interventions in older adults

Aaron Seitz, a professor of psychology at UC Riverside; and Susanne Jaeggi, a professor at the UC Irvine School of Education; have received a two-year grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging to study interventions that may ultimately contribute to slowing cognitive decline in older adults. Seitz and Jaeggi will be...

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Campus is well prepared to store COVID-19 vaccines

The University of California, Riverside, expects to receive a shipment of 400 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses on Wednesday, Jan. 20. An initial shipment of 100 Moderna vaccines was delivered to Student Health Services earlier this month in order to begin inoculating frontline health care staff. The Moderna vaccine needs to be stored between -13...

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Findings support relationship between thirdhand smoke exposure and fatty liver risk

Mouse study shows oxidative stress is a major cause of thirdhand smoke-induced liver disease

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Developmental psychologist elected to Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

Chandra Reynolds, a professor of psychology at UCR, has been elected as a fellow to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the premier honorary scientific organization for scientists working at the interface of behavior and medicine. “I am very honored to be elected as a fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, alongside such an...

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Case study illustrates need for researcher-community partnerships throughout research process

Research paper demonstrates ethical perils and harms stemming from research practices exemplified in case study

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Biomedical scientist named chief editor of new bioinformatics journal

Adam Godzik, a professor of biomedical sciences in the UCR School of Medicine, has been named field chief editor of the journal Frontiers in Bioinformatics. Launched last month, the open-source journal publishes research on tools and algorithms used in the analysis of biological data. The peer-reviewed journal is led by an independent editorial...

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UCR joins drug discovery consortium

UC Riverside has joined the University of California Drug Discovery Consortium, or UC DCC, "a cross-campus initiative aimed at building a drug discovery community that actively promotes research translation through industry partnerships." UC DDC provides UC researchers with funding and mentorship to advance the creation of drugs that address...

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Physicist joins NSF-funded team focused on accelerating quantum computing research

Peng Wei, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside, is a co-principal investigator and theme lead on a grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, supported by the NSF Convergence Accelerator — a new model of innovation for the government, industry, and academia. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Wei...

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