Marilyn Fogel, endowed UCR geoecology professor, was dubbed the “isotope queen” for illuminating fundamental scientific questions through analysis of atomic isotope ratios. She died May 11 at her home in Mariposa, Calif.
David Eastmond, UCR toxicologist and professor emeritus, worries about the risk posed by repeated exposure to benzene. It is the combined exposure from multiple sources that poses the biggest health risks, he said.
Scientists from three UCR agricultural research departments used CRISPR to change the eye color of the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Their work opens the door to new genetic tools to end the insect’s bacteria-spreading reign of terror and save countless vulnerable vineyards from infection.