Content Tagged with: Biomedical Sciences

Using sheep brains to make waves

There was a time when Brain Awareness Day, which takes place each April, was just about the only outreach activity of the UC Riverside Neuroscience Graduate Students Association, or NGSA. But that changed when second-year graduate student David Nikom came to UCR in September 2020 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst after receiving his...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Grant to biomedical scientist will support cerebral malaria research

Byron Ford, a professor of biomedical sciences in the UC Riverside School of Medicine, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to develop a new intervention against cerebral malaria. Human cerebral malaria, or HCM, is a severe form of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, associated with nearly 500,000 deaths in children...

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Gene found to play key role in promoting intestinal health

UC Riverside-led study finds PTPN2 contributes to how intestinal epithelial cells and macrophages critically influence each other in the gut

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School of Medicine postdoc receives NIH Pathway to Independence grant

Rebekah Charney, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Medicine, has received a five-year “Pathway to Independence” grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH. The career development grant will support Charney’s research on the role of critical genes in human neural crest...

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Study shows receptor regulates atherosclerosis

PXR may be a potential therapeutic target to combat cardiovascular disease

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Diffusion tensor imaging for multiple sclerosis diagnosis

The technique is more efficient than MRI to examine changes in water flow in the brain in mice

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A quicker way to culture neural crest cells

Two studies advance research in embryonic cells that are critical for human health

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