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Study shows common insecticide is harmful in any amount
A new UC Riverside study shows that a type of insecticide made for commercial plant nurseries is harmful to a typical bee even when applied well below the label rate.
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Fruit fly offers lessons in good taste
UC Riverside study shows food choice decisions require taste input
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Goldwater-Fulbright scholars
Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fulbright scholars 
Goldwater scholars Shayan Saeed and Ryan Gates; and U.S. Fulbright scholars Jacqueline Aguirre de la O and Zehra Qazi are recipients of two of the nation’s most prestigious awards.  The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is one of the country’s most competitive honors in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The application process is rigorous and asks students to think deeply about their research and long-term goals.
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Making freshman calculus add up for more students
UC Riverside is leading a new, $1.26 million project to bring calculus classes to life for students who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects. 
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Modified yeast inhibits fungal growth in plants
External application could reduce agricultural reliance on fungicides
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Better predicting how plants and animals will weather climate extremes
A team of scientists led by UC Riverside has devised a more accurate way to predict the effects of climate change on plants and animals — and whether some will survive at all.
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How concerned should we be about the Delta variant?
UC Riverside experts share their thoughts
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western banded gecko
Geckos might lose their tails, but not their dinner
A new UC Riverside study finds geckos are fierce hunters whether or not their tails are attached to their bodies.
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Study evaluates Inland Empire transgender and gender nonconforming patients’ experiences
UC Riverside partnered with the Transgender Health and Wellness Center to conduct focus groups about patient experiences
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Coronavirus
Scientists publish perspective on boosting stem cell immunity to viruses
Shou-wei Ding and Shabihah Shahrudin weigh in on research that could improve antiviral siRNA therapeutics
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 Viji Santhakumar
Brain injury lab receives additional federal funding to boost research
Earlier this year, Viji Santhakumar, an associate professor of molecular, cell and systems biology, received funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disaster and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to further pursue research on moderate concussive brain injury.
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Entomology department names first-ever Inclusivity Scholar
This news doesn’t bug 
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Plant Research 1
New state-of-the-art greenhouse facility readies for opening
UC Riverside’s new Plant Research 1 is already starting to stand out on campus, with its gleaming glass frame and the scenic Box Springs Mountains in the background. The two-story building also represents a step forward in high-tech plant research space that researchers expect to use by this fall. Construction of the new 30,000-square-foot concrete, steel, and glass building is finished, although some final details are still being completed.
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UCR entomologists win grants to develop pesticide alternatives
Kerry Mauck and Chow-Yang Lee both win California Department of Pesticide Regulation grants for innovative projects
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Ming-Feng Ho
Physics graduate student receives prestigious NASA fellowship
Ming-Feng Ho, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received a three-year fellowship from Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology, or FINESST, which supports research projects designed and performed by graduate students.  Ho is one of 21 students to receive the prestigious fellowship out of 196 applicants.
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neutron
Measuring how a bottom quark decays
UC Riverside physicists performed the analysis
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