UC Riverside receives $5M CIRM grant to train scientists in stem cell research
The University of California, Riverside, has received a grant of $5 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency, to train young scientists and physicians in stem cell research. “We would like to increase the...
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UCR researchers develop a new method that expands the world of small RNAs
"A team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has developed a new RNA-sequencing method— “Panoramic RNA Display by Overcoming RNA Modification Aborted Sequencing,” or PANDORA-seq — that can help discover numerous modified small RNAs that...
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Stem Cell Assistant Project Scientist awarded a School of Medicine Dean’s Postdoc to Faculty Fellowship
Congratulations to postdoc, Maneeshi Prasad, PhD, for receiving a SOM Deans Research Fellowship! Dr. Maneeshi Prasad, an Assistant Project Scientist in the Division of Biomedical Sciences in the lab of Dr. Martin Garcia-Castro, has received a School of Medicine Dean’s...
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February 01, 2023
Soil tainted by air pollution expels carbon
New UC Riverside research suggests nitrogen released by gas-powered machines causes dry soil to let go of carbon and release it back into the atmosphere, where it can contribute to climate change.
January 25, 2023
Prof pours cold water on coffee pod controversy
New research from the University of Quebec declares coffee pods are “better for the planet than filtered brew.” Here to weigh in on the matter is UCR's Andrew Gray, who studies the movement of plastic pollutants through the environment.
January 24, 2023
Is ChatGPT a threat to education?
UC Riverside experts share thoughts on the AI-powered language model that understands and responds to natural language
January 11, 2023
Landscaping for drought: we’re doing it wrong
Many Southern Californians plant trees prized for drought tolerance, but a new UC Riverside-led study shows that these trees lose this tolerance once they’re watered.
January 09, 2023
Studies identify new strategies for insect control
Mosquitoes spread several diseases, such as malaria and dengue. In 2020 about 241 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide, with a few more million cases occurring in 2021.
December 23, 2022
How the brain stores remote fear memory
UC Riverside mouse study could lead to novel therapies for people living with PTSD
December 21, 2022
Decoding the secret language of photosynthesis
For decades, scientists have been stumped by the signals plants send themselves to initiate photosynthesis, the process of turning sunlight into sugars. UC Riverside researchers have now decoded those previously opaque signals.
December 12, 2022
Precise solar observations fed millions in ancient Mexico
Without clocks or modern tools, ancient Mexicans watched the sun to maintain a farming calendar that precisely tracked seasons and even adjusted for leap years.