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Drug decreases gut leakiness associated with ulcerative colitis
UC Riverside-led study is the first to show how tofacitinib affects epithelial cells lining the gut
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Space travel can make the gut leaky
UC Riverside-led study tested the effects of microgravity on intestinal epithelial cells
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Not so quiet, please
UC Riverside mouse study finds early exposure to sounds can address hypersensitivity to noise associated with Fragile X Syndrome
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Students in Mona Eskandari's lab experimenting on pig lungs
Crimped or straight? Lung fiber shape influences elasticity
The shape and architecture of collagen and elastin fibers can improve our understanding of lung diseases, including the one associated with vaping
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Research identifies earlier origin of neural crest cells
UC Riverside-led research could aid regenerative stem cell therapies
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  Brandon Brown
Depression and social isolation threaten successful aging of people living with HIV
UC Riverside-led study calls for giving more patient-centered care to this population
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Martín García-Castro
Study sheds light on human neural crest cell development
School of Medicine’s Martin Garcia-Castro led the research project
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Ecopipam reduces stuttering symptoms in proof-of-concept trial
UC Riverside-led open-label pilot study leads to a double-blind clinical trial to further test ecopipam’s efficacy and safety in adult patients who stutter
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New center to address health disparities in inland Southern California
Five-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help launch Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside
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One person puts money into another person's hand
Study explores ethics surrounding payments to research participants
Findings could help inform future ethical payment practices
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School of Medicine welcomes its largest incoming class
Seventy-seven students make up the UC Riverside School of Medicine’s class of 2023, the school’s largest batch of incoming medical students.  On Friday, August 9, 2019, the students received their white coats — a rite of passage for medical students marking the beginning of their careers. For the first time, the school has admitted twin siblings into the four-year program — and there are two sets.
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Don Larsen
UCR Health appoints new CEO
UCR Health has named a 30-year health care veteran as its new CEO. Dr. Donald W. Larsen has most recently been the chief medical officer for Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, and interim executive director of the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. 
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Biomedical scientist to study how body’s cannabis-like molecules influence obesity
Research is supported by a five-year grant to UC Riverside from the National Institutes of Health
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Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating
UC Riverside-led mouse study focuses on cannabis-like molecules that augment feeding behavior
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UCR receives its first cannabis grant
School of Medicine’s Nicholas DiPatrizio will lead a team tasked with assessing the impact of long-term cannabis exposure on metabolic health and disease
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