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Solving antibiotic and pesticide resistance with infectious worms
To study how parasites evolve to break the defenses of their hosts, the National Institutes of Health has granted UC Riverside nematologist Simon “Niels” Groen a $1.9 million Outstanding Investigator Award.
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CO2 worsens wildfires by helping plants grow
By fueling the growth of plants that become kindling, carbon dioxide is driving an increase in the severity and frequency of wildfires, according to a UC Riverside study. 
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Vaccine breakthrough means no more chasing strains
Scientists at UC Riverside have demonstrated a new, RNA-based vaccine strategy that is effective against any strain of a virus and can be used safely even by babies or the immunocompromised.
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Physicists solve puzzle about ancient galaxy found by Webb telescope
UC Riverside study offers an explanation for dark matter distribution in a massive quiescent galaxy
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A Message from Interim Dean Peter Atkinson

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students from the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside, I welcome you to our college and campus.


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Inside UCR

Tiny motor made from crystallized molecules
Molecular crystal motors move when exposed to light
Potential applications include drug delivery
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Prue Talbot Shabnam Etemadi Ann Song
Graduate students recognized for academic excellence and research achievements
Stipends will support their ongoing research
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Morris Maduro gets ready to watch solar eclipse
Extracurricular: Chasing this year’s spectacular solar eclipse
Eclipse enthusiast Morris Maduro joins millions of people along path of totality
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Erik Hakopian
Undergraduate wins UC Graduate Deans’ Leadership and Research Award
Budding neuroscientist Erik Hakopian provided academic mentorship to UCR students
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