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Division of Biomedical Sciences


The Division of Biomedical Sciences at the UCR School of Medicine has a rich tradition of high-impact research on medically relevant topics, student-centered teaching excellence and a service within the academic community.

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Biomedical Sciences News

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Three West Point Cadets to Participate in Inaugural Research Internship Program
Three cadets from the US Military Academy at West Point will be conducting research internships in the University of California Riverside School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences program as the inaugural participants in a new program designed to build research-based bridges between the institutions.
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Bird flu
With H5N1 detected in dairy cows, is it safe to drink milk?
Scott Pegan at UC Riverside shares his thoughts on how safe our milk supply is
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Research breakthrough on birth defect affecting brain size
Nonsense-mediated RNA decay, or NMD, is an evolutionarily conserved molecular mechanism in which potentially defective messenger RNAs, or mRNAs (genetic material that instructs the body on how to make proteins), are degraded. Disruption of the NMD pathway can lead to neurological disorders, immune diseases, cancers, and other pathologies. Mutations in human NMD regulators are seen in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and intellectual disability.
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Federal grant to advance brain stroke research
Kaveh Laksari, a UC Riverside assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was awarded $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop predictive models for stroke treatment strategies using data from patient brain scans.
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