UC Riverside joins new NSF center for the preservation of biological systems
The grant is the campus’ first successful bid for an NSF Engineering Research Center
Surprising number of exoplanets could host life
A new UC Riverside study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like Jupiter.
Scientists unlock genetic secrets of wine growers’ worst enemy
Following a decade-long effort, scientists have mapped out the genome of an aphid-like pest capable of decimating vineyards. In so doing, they have discovered how it spreads — and potentially how to stop it.
Using artificial intelligence to smell the roses
UC Riverside study applies machine learning to olfaction with possible vast applications in flavors and fragrances
Hot or cold, venomous vipers still quick to strike
Most reptiles move slower when temperatures drop, but venomous rattlesnakes appear to be an exception. The cold affects them, but not as much as scientists expected.
Parasitic worm venom evades human immune system
It’s likely that billions of people are unaware they have been infected with parasitic worms. A UC Riverside scientist has won $1.8 million to try and understand why. The National Institutes of Health granted an Outstanding Investigator Award to Adler Dillman, an assistant professor of parasitology, so he can shed light on the mystery of worm infections that escape detection by human immune systems.
Parasite infestations revealed by tiny chicken backpacks
Blood-feeding livestock mites can be detected with wearable sensor technology nicknamed “Fitbits for chickens.”
UC Riverside discovers first effective treatment for citrus-destroying disease
UC Riverside scientists have found the first substance capable of controlling Citrus Greening Disease, which has devastated citrus farms in Florida and also threatens California.
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New cabins foster community at James Reserve
Nestled in a canyon on the western slope of San Jacinto Peak, the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve is a place dear to the hearts of many. Educators Harry and Grace James bought the site in 1941 as a campsite...
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UCR team receives COVID-19 research grant
A UC Riverside research team is among 20 groups receiving funding to investigate problems related to COVID-19. Elena Kozlova, a doctoral student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program, is working with Margarita Curras-Collazo, an associate professor of neuroscience, on the project...
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UCR Stem Cell Core Approved for Phase 2
The Stem Cell Core is Open for Phase 1 and Phase 2 Approved Researchers If you have been approved to resume research on campus by your respective Dean: Contact Dr. Rachel Behar (email@example.com) if you want to get started working...
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Eleven UC Riverside professors receive prestigious NSF CAREER Awards
Eleven UC Riverside faculty members received 2019 National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, more than in any previous year. Seven of these prestigious awards, which support early career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models and lead...
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CNAS Graduate student awarded predoctoral fellowship by American Epilepsy Society
Susan Nguyen, a graduate student at UC Riverside, has been awarded a predoctoral fellowship by the American Epilepsy Society. The one-year fellowship, which began July 1, will support part of Nguyen’s thesis work. “I will be looking at how an...
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Professor honored for Academic Senate service
Manuela Martins-Green, chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at UC Riverside, has received the 2020 Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Leadership in the Academic Senate. The award is the highest honor given out by the University...
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Grant awarded to physicist to explore the dark sector
The John Templeton Foundation has supported research on a diverse range of subjects including creativity, forgiveness, and free will. Dark matter — nonluminous material in space that is understood to constitute 85 percent of the matter in the universe —...
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UCR Botanic Gardens reopens with new safety precautions
The UCR Botanic Gardens reopened to the public Monday (9 am - 12 pm) after more than three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 40-acre living plant museum, which has more than 3,500 plant species, is the...
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CNAS in the Media
Some stars could support as many as 7 habitable planets
UNIVERSE TODAY -- In recent decades, over 4,000 extrasolar planets have been confirmed beyond our Solar System. With so many planets available for study, astronomers have learned a great deal about the types of planets that exist out there and...
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The Bugs and the Bees: A guide to Entomology outreach, even during a pandemic
ENTOMOLOGY TODAY -- Insects have important roles as both heroes and villains, as well as neutral house guests either feared or ignored, and their ubiquity makes them accessible to both civilians and scientists. Entomology outreach is an essential part of...
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Phylloxera breakthrough brings hope to Vineyards
WINE-SEARCHER -- An end might be in sight to the long-running war between vineyard owners and their greatest enemy – phylloxera. The genome of the phylloxera, an insect that caused plagues that devastated European vines in the 19th Century and...
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Ag officials in multiple states issue warnings about unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds
FOX 11 -- People around the country have been receiving mysterious packets of seeds in the mail. UCR Plant physiologist Milt McGiffen explains (view video) why it's a bad idea to put these seeds in the ground. Agriculture departments across...
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AI-based method predicts smell of chemicals
AZOROBOTICS -- With the help of machine learning, two scientists from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have effectively interpreted the smell of chemicals—a breakthrough study that could prove useful in the fragrance and food flavor sectors. "We now can...
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Exotic Australian fruit may help save Florida's citrus industry
NPR -- There's some good news in the long-running battle against a disease that's devastated Florida's signature crop, oranges. Researchers are developing tools to help control citrus greening, a disease that has killed thousands of acres of orange and grapefruit...
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A UC Riverside researcher may have discovered a way to save our citrus trees
LOS ANGELES TIMES -- Attention home gardeners: Our beloved citrus trees may yet be saved from the incurable huanglongbing, a.k.a. HLB or citrus greening disease, thanks to natural immunities found in a rare and flavorful relative known as the Australian...
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These 'Fitbits For Chickens' Reveal Parasite Infestations
AMAZE LAB -- "The trend in egg sales is 'cage free,' but that doesn't necessarily mean the chickens are insect free," said UC Riverside entomologist Amy Murillo. View the video
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