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Chemical discovery gets reluctant seeds to sprout
Seeds that would otherwise lie dormant will spring to life with the aid of a new chemical discovered by a UC Riverside-led team. 
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Grow and eat your own vaccines?
The future of vaccines may look more like eating a salad than getting a shot in the arm. UC Riverside scientists are studying whether they can turn edible plants like lettuce into mRNA vaccine factories.
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Astronomers explain origin of elusive ultradiffuse galaxies
UC Riverside astronomer and colleagues use simulations to reveal how the very faint dwarf galaxies are born
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Hummingbirds can smell their way out of danger
In less time than it takes to read this sentence, hummingbirds can catch a whiff of potential trouble. That’s the result of new UC Riverside research showing, contrary to popular belief, the tiny birds do have an active sense of smell.
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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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Use of pure menthol instead of mint oil in e-cigarette fluids may reduce cancer risk
UC Riverside study compared three classes of chemicals in Puff and JUUL e-cigarette fluids
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Fourteen UC Riverside professors receive NSF CAREER Awards
The number shatters UCR’s record for CAREER Awards set only last year
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Department of Energy renewal grant supports student research at Brookhaven National Lab
Kenneth Barish, a professor of physics and astronomy, has received a three-year renewal grant of more than $1 million from the Department of Energy, or DOE, to support the activities of the Nucleon Spin Physics Group at UC Riverside.
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Physicist receives NSF grant to develop instruments for gravitational wave detectors
Jonathan Richardson, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has received a grant of $480,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop advanced instrumentation for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, based at sites in Louisiana and Washington. 
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