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Thirdhand smoke exposure linked to fabric type, heat, and humidity
UC Riverside-led team developed simple, rapid method to assess contaminants in household fabrics
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$1.9 million award could keep Zika virus at bay
A UC Riverside virologist has won a $1.9 million award to help prevent the re-emergence of Zika virus, which causes microcephaly in newborns and Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults.
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Childhood diet and exercise creates healthier, less anxious adults
Exercise and a healthy diet in childhood leads to adults with bigger brains and lower levels of anxiety, according to new UC Riverside research in mice.
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Discovery is key to creating heat-tolerant crops
By 2050 global warming could reduce crop yields by one-third. UC Riverside researchers have identified a gene that could put the genie back in the bottle. 
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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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Janet Franklin
Biogeographer receives Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award
Janet Franklin, a distinguished professor of biogeography in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award by the North American Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology.
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UC Riverside enters collaboration with GALT to advance microbiome research
Five research projects will use the company’s high-throughput microbial isolation and cultivation system
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Entomologist wins NSF CAREER grant to study bumblebee queen genes 
Hollis Woodard, an assistant professor of entomology, has won a coveted award from the National Science Foundation to study the genetic underpinnings of bumblebee queen behavior.
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CNAS lecture series returns with focus on COVID-19 response
An upcoming lecture series will spotlight the role researchers at the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS, are playing in response to COVID-19, from testing to vaccine development and more. The college’s annual science lecture series is titled "COVID Conversations: How the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside is combating the pandemic of our lifetime.” Three panels are scheduled for April 6, 13, and 20.
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