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Study shows receptor regulates atherosclerosis

PXR may be a potential therapeutic target to combat cardiovascular disease

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Professor writes song about pandemic in native Basque

Begoña Echeverria wrote "Coronavirus Biru" in memory of her late aunt, Mari Carmen Echeverria Itcea

By Tess Eyrich |

How to create a paradigm shift in vehicle emission regulation

A UC Riverside-led consortium is developing better in-use vehicle emissions monitoring for better regulations

By Holly Ober |

Cell biologist to study coronavirus-related infection of respiratory cells

Prue Talbot, a professor of cell biology at UC Riverside, has received a seed grant to study the COVID-19-related infection of respiratory cells. She and her team will use the funds to test the hypothesis that electronic cigarettes and nicotine increase the ACE2 receptor on respiratory epithelium, providing more binding sites for the virus and...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

A guide to the new Barn

The Barn has gone through several transformations since its original incarnation as a horse stable in 1917. Its latest dramatic change — a $30 million renovation and expansion — is now complete after almost two years of construction. Featuring 18,500 square-feet of dining and cooking space, it’s about three times the size of the original structure...

By Imran Ghori |

Study directly addresses impact of COVID-19 on older men living with HIV

Survey suggests the coronavirus is causing disruption to HIV medication

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Housing, dining teams still working on campus 

Staff members are essential to keeping a portion of the campus open, safe, and fed,

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR takes part in a virtual UC Walks

Running up a mountain trail, practicing yoga, and working out in the garage are among a few ways UC Riverside students, staff and faculty members are taking part in UC Walks. In past years, participants walked or ran laps at UC Riverside’s outdoor track for the annual UC systemwide event promoting an active lifestyle. With the campus closed due to...

By Imran Ghori |

New work advances efforts in finding a cure for acute myeloid leukemia

UC Riverside-led research focused on the enzyme DNMT3A

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Three provost finalists offer video presentations

The search for UC Riverside’s next provost and executive vice chancellor has been narrowed down to three candidates. The candidates were interviewed and provided online video presentations in late April outlining their visions for the campus. The finalists were selected by a search advisory committee working with an executive search firm. “We were...

By Imran Ghori |

Keeping the campus safe and secure

The UC Riverside campus may be mostly empty, but the work of keeping it secure continues. Since the Riverside County stay-at-home order went into effect March 13, UC Riverside police, Environmental Health & Safety, and Facilities Services have been among the departments with staff working on campus performing critical duties. “Over the past few...

By Imran Ghori |

May 5th dedicated to helping students affected by COVID-19

Helping UC Riverside students affected by the coronavirus will be the focus of a special Giving Tuesday campaign on May 5. Normally held on the first Tuesday after Black Friday as an international annual day of giving, the global nonprofit behind the campaign organized the upcoming fundraiser as an emergency response to the unprecedented need...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR medical students form pediatric phone triage to streamline patient calls during coronavirus outbreak

When the pediatrics clinic at UCR Health, the clinical arm of the UCR School of Medicine, began receiving a high volume of calls because of the novel coronavirus, Dr. Adwoa Osei reached out to a few medical students for help. The students swiftly began modifying the Barton Schmitt COVID-19 protocol, a 10-page document densely packed with important...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Virtual activities include a movie night, webinars, and a TikTok challenge.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR medical students deliver personal protective equipment to local hospitals

Some UC Riverside medical students are helping alleviate the shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, in inland Southern California by seeking donations from the community and delivering them to local hospitals. Nikita Kadakia, a third-year student in the School of Medicine, is the regional coordinator for Medical Supply Drive, or...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Research identifies women’s health issues as they age with HIV

Stigma, depression, and social isolation prevail in study participants

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Improving your home ergonomics

As the UC Riverside campus community adjusts to working remotely, many are finding their home may not be as ergonomically friendly as their office. It’s likely that a lot of people don’t have dedicated spaces for prolonged work at home and could end up in awkward sitting positions that put a strain on their backs, said Clyde Blackwelder, UC...

By Imran Ghori |

Medical students create task force to address COVID-19 community impact

The COVID-19 Student Taskforce, a group of self-organized students in the Inland Empire, is working to create a support network for local community members and mitigate the social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The task force was formed in early March this year by a group of UCR School of Medicine students and is comprised...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Social implications of COVID-19

Data from Illinois, Michigan, and New York shows COVID-19 is disproportionally affecting socioeconomically disadvantaged and racial-ethnic minority Americans. These groups are likely to be among the hardest hit populations nationwide as well. Andrea N. Polonijo, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Medicine, Population, &...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Psychiatrists review the treatment of stuttering

Gerald Maguire and colleagues highlight a drug that selectively blocks the actions of dopamine at a unique receptor

By Iqbal Pittalwala |