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Parasitic plants conspire to keep hosts alive
The plant that encourages kissing at Christmas is in fact a parasite, and new research reveals mistletoe has an unusual feeding strategy. When two mistletoes invade the same tree, they increase photosynthesis to get the nutrients they need, essentially sharing the tree and causing it less harm.
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Experts weigh in on whether COVID-19 is here to stay
COVID-19 is far from beaten. Vaccines may not be the ultimate panacea to haul us out of the pandemic crisis. In the future, will outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, arrive in waves every winter? Might COVID-19 never go away? Experts at the University of California, Riverside, weigh in.
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Moiré patterns facilitate discovery of novel insulating phases
UC Riverside-led study observed unexpected insulating phases by placing electrons on stacked monolayers of 2D semiconductors
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Commuters are inhaling unacceptably high levels of carcinogens
New UC Riverside research shows the average commuter in California is breathing unsustainably high levels of benzene and formaldehyde, two Prop. 65-listed, carcinogenic chemicals.
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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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Neuroscientist joins council of the American Physiological Society
Margarita Currás-Collazo, an associate professor of neuroscience in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at UC Riverside, has been elected to the American Physiological Society Council. Her term will begin in April 2021.
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UCR wins four CASE awards for marketing efforts
UC Riverside has received four awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, for its marketing work. CASE District VII presented the 2021 Awards of Excellence in a live online ceremony on Feb. 5. University Communications won two gold awards, one for its Brand Visual Identity Initiative and the other for the Beyond Brilliant Integrated Seasonal Promotion.
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Grants will help transform online courses
A new initiative provides 19 UC Riverside faculty members with grant funding to transform their existing remote courses into more robust online learning experiences. The Office of the Provost, Undergraduate Education, and Exploration Center for Innovative Teaching & Engagement, or XCITE, announced in January the recipients of the first round of Remote Course Conversion grant funds, providing each participant $8,000.
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Findings support relationship between thirdhand smoke exposure and fatty liver risk
Mouse study shows oxidative stress is a major cause of thirdhand smoke-induced liver disease
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