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Unraveling a mystery surrounding embryonic cells
Neural crest study results could boost stem cell therapies
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Brandon Brown
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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Pete Benavidez
Clinical Faculty Profile - Pete Benavidez, Blindness Support Services
Profile of Pete Benavidez of Blindness Support Services
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Pfizer
Too much hype, too soon?
The news arrived Monday that the world has been awaiting since spring: a vaccine has been developed that shows a high degree of efficacy in late-stage trials: 90%. That puts it in the company of effective vaccines such as for measles, and well beyond what the medical community hoped for in efficacy. Among UCR scientists, as everywhere, the news of the vaccine developed by the drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech was welcomed. 
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More than half of American adults with advanced multiple sclerosis report mistreatment by caregivers
UC Riverside-led study describes first published survey documenting nature and extent of caregiver mistreatment of this population
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Maurizio Pellecchia
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."
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Covid coronavirus
Observed COVID-19 variability may have underlying molecular sources
UC Riverside-led study shows how variations in SARS-CoV-2 host gene expression can be linked to variations in COVID-19 susceptibility and symptom severity
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School of Medicine Recognizes Faculty and Students at Annual Awards Event
The annual UC Riverside School of Medicine Faculty and Student Awards Banquet for 2019-20 was held online via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The event, usually held with a celebratory banquet, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and eventually converted into an online event when it became clear that large gatherings were not a possibility. The ceremony recognizes outstanding instructors representing areas across the curriculum, as well as students who best exemplify the SOM mission. "As you know, our school is continually growing and we need more physicians like you who care about our
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