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Biomedical scientist explains how Covid-19 vaccines work
California residents 65 and older now qualify for COVID-19 vaccinations. Questions about the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines still remain. Vaccine expert Dr. David Lo, a distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and senior associate dean for research in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, answers several questions in this Q&A:
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Are people living with HIV more isolated during the pandemic?
A UC Riverside-led study, funded by Merck, is set to find out
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UCR Students, Staff, & Faculty Make a Difference in the Community During the Holidays
Students volunteer at local hospitals during pandemic surge, while others brighten the holiday with gifts for the underserved
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Researchers explore why some MS patients experience seizures
UC Riverside study examines molecular pathways that may instigate seizures in some multiple sclerosis patients
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School of Medicine to serve as lead site for clinical trial on stuttering
Phase 2 study investigates efficacy of the drug ecopipam developed by Emalex Biosciences Inc.
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Tips for celebrating the holiday season during a pandemic
Meeting virtually with people outside your household is safest, says UC Riverside epidemiologist
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New multicampus consortium to study assembly of coronaviruses
Host campus UC Riverside will be joined by UC Davis and UC Merced
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School of Medicine simulation clinic
Medical simulation suite nearing completion
UC Riverside medical students will soon have expanded space to learn patient and clinical skills and procedures. A new clinical skills and simulation suite is beginning to take shape in the bottom floor of the Orbach Science Library. The School of Medicine project features 16 mock exam rooms, an emergency room, an intensive care unit, operating room, OB-GYN simulation room, conference rooms, and classroom space. 
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Center for Healthy Communities' Mini-Grant Program Announces 2020 Winners
The Center for Healthy Communities mini-grant program engages medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows of the UCR in service and advocacy projects within the Inland Empire communities.
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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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Woman in pain perhaps
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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