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Yosemite Valley
Drought increases microbe-laden dust landing in Sierras
Dust from all over the world is landing in the Sierra Nevada mountains carrying microbes that are toxic to both plants and humans. Research from UC Riverside shows higher concentrations of the dust are landing at lower elevations, where people are more likely to be hiking. 
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Coolants in Puff electronic cigarettes present health hazard
UC Riverside-led study highlights need for regulation to protect public health
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The chemical controlling life and death in hair follicles
A single chemical is key to controlling when hair follicle cells divide, and when they die. This discovery could not only treat baldness, but ultimately speed wound healing because follicles are a source of stem cells.
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UC Riverside student interns working at the R'Garden in 2020. (UCR/Stan Lim)
New program aims to increase Latinx students conducting environmental research
A $342,000 grant has allowed the expansion of a UC Berkeley program to UCR.
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A Message from Dean Kathryn Uhrich

From its roots in agricultural research, the College continues to expand its scientific reach with a number of internationally ranked programs addressing the most pressing scientific questions of our time …


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Inside UCR

Formation of black holes linked to spatial dimensions
More spatial dimensions can facilitate the collapse of gas, UC Riverside study finds
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International project tracks climate change effects on freshwater dwellers
National Science Foundation grant enables UCR/Brazilian partnership
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UCR biogeochemistry professor wins Geological Society high honor
Examinations of ancient Earth inspire search for life on distant worlds
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Corpse plant
Rare bloom draws record crowds to UCR Botanic Gardens
It was the little plant that raised a big stink for a brief window of time. The UC Riverside Botanic Gardens drew record crowds over the past week with visitors from all over Southern California coming by to catch a glimpse and whiff of Little Miss Stinky.
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