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Solving antibiotic and pesticide resistance with infectious worms
To study how parasites evolve to break the defenses of their hosts, the National Institutes of Health has granted UC Riverside nematologist Simon “Niels” Groen a $1.9 million Outstanding Investigator Award.
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CO2 worsens wildfires by helping plants grow
By fueling the growth of plants that become kindling, carbon dioxide is driving an increase in the severity and frequency of wildfires, according to a UC Riverside study. 
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Vaccine breakthrough means no more chasing strains
Scientists at UC Riverside have demonstrated a new, RNA-based vaccine strategy that is effective against any strain of a virus and can be used safely even by babies or the immunocompromised.
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Physicists solve puzzle about ancient galaxy found by Webb telescope
UC Riverside study offers an explanation for dark matter distribution in a massive quiescent galaxy
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An earthquake in New Jersey?
University of California, Riverside seismologist Abhijit Ghosh, who studies earthquake physics, explains New Jersey's unusual earthquake.
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endangered golden frog
Discovery could end global amphibian pandemic
A fungus devastating frogs and toads on nearly every continent may have an Achilles heel. Scientists have discovered a virus that infects the fungus, and that could be engineered to save the amphibians.
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Better math adds up to trillions in climate-related savings
A new study greatly reduces uncertainty in climate change predictions, a move economists say could save the world trillions in adaptations for a hotter future.
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Researchers Solve the Mystery of Tiny Ant Queens
Researchers at UC Riverside discovered how supergenes control the origin and duplication of petite ant queens.
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Tiny motor made from crystallized molecules
Molecular crystal motors move when exposed to light
Potential applications include drug delivery
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Prue Talbot Shabnam Etemadi Ann Song
Graduate students recognized for academic excellence and research achievements
Stipends will support their ongoing research
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Morris Maduro gets ready to watch solar eclipse
Extracurricular: Chasing this year’s spectacular solar eclipse
Eclipse enthusiast Morris Maduro joins millions of people along path of totality
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Erik Hakopian
Undergraduate wins UC Graduate Deans’ Leadership and Research Award
Budding neuroscientist Erik Hakopian provided academic mentorship to UCR students
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UCR chemist Timothy Su
UCR chemist Timothy Su joins 2024 class of Cottrell Scholars
Award supports innovative science research and education
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CNAS Science Lecture Series returns
UC Riverside’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences will present talks on climate change, cosmology, and sustainability as part of its annual Science Lecture Series.
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Aiden Wilkin
Gift to UCR results in new undergraduate fellowship
Aiden Wilkin will use the funds to continue working in the experimental LIGO group
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Physics research puts UCR on landscape of particle manipulation
Successful trapping of electrons could lead to new quantum computing architectures
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