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Coolants in Puff electronic cigarettes present health hazard

UC Riverside-led study highlights need for regulation to protect public health
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes does not reverse respiratory epithelium damage

UC Riverside study reports prolonged e-cigarette use may contribute to airway epithelium damage and lead to respiratory diseases
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

STEAM: Insect neuroscientist Anandasankar Ray on CBS News

Olga Ospina highlights Professor Anandasankar Ray, a insect neuroscientist who studies how insects can detect smells in their environment using different scents that react with their brain.
By CBS News |

Graduate student receives predoctoral fellowship for epilepsy research

Andrew Huang, a biomedical sciences graduate student at UC Riverside, has been awarded a one-year American Epilepsy Society Predoctoral Research Fellowship.
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Human skin can be damaged by exposure to thirdhand smoke and electronic cigarette spills

A University of California, Riverside, study has found that dermal exposure to nicotine concentrations found in thirdhand smoke, or THS, and electronic cigarette spills may damage the skin.
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Graduate student receives grant to study how maternal gut microbiome affects social behavior of offspring

Doctoral student Elena Kozlova has received a $25,000 grant from the food and beverage company Danone North America to explore how the gut microbiome, probiotics, and yogurt help support and maintain human health and wellness.
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Cell biologist receives Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Congratulations!!!! Dr. Martins-Green, for being selected as a faculty recipient of the 2021-22 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement.
By IMRAN GHORI |

World Malaria Day 2022 - interview Karine Le Roch Ph.D

World Malaria Day 2022: How the knockdown of P. falciparum RAP01 and RAP21 proteins could lead to novel antimalarial therapeutics
By Aimee Molineux |

Malaria parasite’s survival linked to two proteins

UC Riverside-led research could lead to novel antimalarial therapeutic strategies
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Gift to UCR enables Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program’s first award

Yuqi Ma, a doctoral student in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, is the first recipient of an award of $10,000 from the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS, made possible by a gift from the Leonard Family Foundation.
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Where to get N95 masks on campus

Environmental Health & Safety and the Well are both offering free masks
By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS |

How diet influences taste sensitivity and preference

UC Riverside fruit-fly study shows food choice can be regulated to mitigate nutrient deficit or excess
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Infectious disease expert recognized for innovation and leadership

For her research excellence and science leadership, Karine Le Roch, the director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vector Biology and a professor of molecular, cell and systems biology at UC Riverside, has been awarded the 2021 IIGB Natasha V. Raikhel Award in Research Innovation and Science Leadership.
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Keto diet may not work for women

Scientists from UC Riverside are studying how the popular keto and intermittent fasting diets work on a molecular level, and whether both sexes benefit from them equally.
By JULES BERNSTEIN |

Congratulations to Prue for her making the 'highly cited' list!

Of the world’s scientist population, those included in Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers annual list are 1 in 1,000. This year, UC Riverside is home to eight of these influential individuals.
By JULES BERNSTEIN |

How are epilepsy and autism linked?

Epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, show a remarkable degree of comorbidity and may share pathological mechanisms. Questions that have bogged down scientists about these disorders include: Does autism lead to an increase in epilepsy? Or does epilepsy alter the brain circuit, which then leads to autism?
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Flame retardants linked to autistic-like behavior

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, are a class of fire-retardant chemicals that are ubiquitous. They are found on upholstery, carpets, curtains, electronics, and even infant products. Flame retardants migrate out of products into dust that humans contact and can ingest. Considered to be global environmental pollutants, they have been detected in water, soil, air, food...
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |
Prue Talbot

UC Riverside receives $5M CIRM grant to train scientists in stem cell research

Training program spans broad range of research areas from basic stem cell biology to translational medicine
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Electronic cigarette chemicals can damage and inflame human skin

The skin of electronic cigarette, or EC, users can come into direct contact with refill fluids through leakage and spills as well as the touching of surfaces that have EC-exhaled aerosol residue, or ECEAR. Nonusers are not spared this risk either for they may be passively exposed, via the skin, when occupying indoor environments with...
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |
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