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Chemical ‘nose’ sniffs critical differences in DNA structures
Small changes in the structure of DNA have been implicated in breast cancer and other diseases, but they’ve been extremely difficult to detect — until now. Using what they describe as a “chemical nose,” UC Riverside chemists are able to “smell” when bits of DNA are folded in unusual ways.
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$1 million project helps tribal nations adapt to climate change
UC Riverside ecologists are leading a $1 million plant protection project that will help Southern California’s tribal nations adapt to climate change. 
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Researchers use a nanoscale synthetic antiferromagnet to toggle nonlinear spin dynamics
UC Riverside-led work could lead to better computer technologies
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UCR ecologist on geoengineering: a new solution to the climate crisis
As many gather for Earth Day 2021, A UC Riverside ecologist urges caution toward solar geoengineering, an increasingly popular solution to the climate crisis.
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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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Algorithm helps speed up simulation of vast, complex universes
UC Riverside astrophysicist Simeon Bird explains
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Doctoral student receives dissertation fellowship
Graduate student Esther Omaiye has received a UC President's Dissertation-Year Fellowship award for the 2021-22 academic year. The fellowship will support her research on the analytical and toxicological evaluations of electronic cigarettes and their constituents, including chemical elements and flavor chemicals.
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Four students take top honors in EcoSlam
Four UC Riverside students took top prizes in the third-annual EcoSlam on April 22, in which competitors shared research regarding ecology and conservation in “lighting talk” rounds. The event, sponsored by the Center for Conservation Biology, was created as a way to share research across multiple departments. This year marked the first time undergraduates also competed. Each speaker gave a five-minute presentation to an audience of students and faculty members, who voted on the winners.
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Entomologist wins royal society medal for book on true bugs
The Royal Entomological Society has bestowed its Westwood Medal upon entomology professor Christiane Weirauch for her work on true bugs — a group of insect that includes plant attackers and human disease spreaders as well as natural pest controllers.
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