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edgeScientists image conducting edges in a promising 2-D material

Researchers from UCR and the University of Washington image "edge conduction" for the first time in monolayer tungsten ditelluride , which can be used to build energy-efficient electronic devices. 

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February 5, 2019

Vibrating UniverseThe "Vibrating Universe" outreach

Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events.

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February 4, 2019

electronsUC Riverside physicists create exotic electron liquid

Associate Professor of Physics Nathaniel Gabor, who directs the UCR Quantum Materials Optoelectronics Lab, and his colleagues at UCR have created the first “electron liquid” at room temperature by bombarding an ultrathin semiconductor sandwich with powerful laser pulses.

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February 4, 2019

PlasmodiumGenome structure of malaria parasites linked to virulence

Co-lead researcher Karine Le Roch, a professor in the UCR Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology stated that novel intervention strategies targeting the genome structure could mark a breakthrough for both vaccine and drug development against malaria. Study results appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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February 4, 2019

California smogA warming world increases air pollution

Climate change is warming the ocean, but it’s warming land faster and that’s really bad news for air quality all over the world, says a new University of California, Riverside study (first author is Robert Allen, an associate professor in the UCR Earth Sciences department).

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January 17, 2019

mollie veliferaSize matters  to livebearer fish, big fins are a big deal

In a new paper, biologists from UC Riverside studied the evolution of 40 molly and Limia species, and concluded dorsal fin displays arose first for males to compete with other males, only later being used in courtship displays to females.

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January 11, 2019

MRB ribbon cuttingUCR opens largest research facility on campus

UC Riverside is celebrating the completion of the $150 million Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, which will provide an innovative and collaborative approach to conducting research.

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January 11, 2019

plant    UCR scientists identify how plants sense temperature

Meng Chen, associate professor of cell biology at UCR, is leading a team to explore the role of phytochrome B, a molecular signaling pathway that may play a pivotal role in how plants respond to temperature.

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January 9, 2019

Varroa Mite
Bee mite arrival in Hawaii causes pathogen changes in honeybee predators

A team led by entomologists at UCR performed a study on the Big Island and found viruses associated with the varroa mite have spilled over into the western yellowjacket.

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December 14, 2018

GrapheneNew property revealed in graphene could lead to better performing solar panels

An international research team, co-led by associate professor of physics and astronomy Nathaniel Gabor at UCR, has discovered a new mechanism for ultra-efficient charge and energy flow in graphene.

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December 12, 2018

Undergraduate student SergioUCR physics undergraduate student headed to CERN

Sergio Garcia has an extraordinary opportunity to do hands-on work in one of the most famous centers for scientific research in the world. He will do research during the winter quarter on a particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.

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December 12, 2018

Mosquito repellentNatural mosquito repellent startup wins seed funding

A startup founded by UC Riverside molecular, cell and systems biology professor Anandasankar Ray based on his discovery of natural mosquito repellent compounds, won $50,000 in seed funding in a competition between entrepreneurs from the University of California system.

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December 10, 2018

Natural ReservesUCR graduate students win grants to do research in the natural reserves

Four graduate students at UCR are among 20 University of California graduate students who will be supported by funding from the UC Natural Reserve System’s 2018-19 Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant Program.

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November 27, 2018

laptopNine CNAS researchers named to "Highly Cited Researchers List" 2018

Julia Bailey-Serres, Sean Cutler, Pingyun FengChun Ning Lau, Timothy Lyons, Bahram MobasherSang-Youl ParkNaveen Reddy, and Yadong Yin make the 2018 list of the most cited researchers worldwide, compiled by Clarivate Analytics.

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November 19, 2018

Dr. KuhlmanStudy deepens understanding of how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago

Thomas Kuhlman, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy who came to UC Riverside from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in July 2018, is the lead author on a study that attempts to explain how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago.

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November 18, 2018

Slam winnersAnnouncing our CNAS Student Science Slam Winners:

Congratulations to the winners of this year's CNAS Student Science Slam during UCR's Homecoming 2018: Jessica Tingle (1), Alexandria Costatino (2), and Madison Hernandez (3). Please read more on our Alumni and Friends page:

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November 17, 2018

Slam winnersUCR homecoming showcases old traditions, cutting-edge science labs:

UC Riverside alumni returned Nov. 16 and 17 to see a campus that’s changed in many ways since they graduated. “Science Ambassadors” led tours of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences’s teaching and research labs Saturday.

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November 11, 2018

Dr. Barton
HIV study explains how latent and rebound viruses are related

John Barton, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an expert in statistical physics and evolutionary dynamics, is a coauthor on a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that examines how latent HIV viruses – viruses that are inactive and “hiding” within cells – relate to the viruses that restart active infection when patients cease drug treatment.

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