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Rice survive droughts, floods thanks to gene network producing suberin - study

The Jerusalem Post |
UCR geneticist Julia Bailey-Serres led a team that mapped out rice's response to drought and flooding, in order to help it survive in both climate extremes.
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Danone North America Celebrates a Decade of Commitment to Exploring Impact of Gut Microbiome on Human Health

Associated Press |
Neuroscience graduate student Elena Kozlova has been awarded $50,000 from Danone North America's annual gut microbiome, yogurt and probiotic program.
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NASA Announces New Collaboration Probing How Life Evolved From Single-Cells On Earth

Forbes |
Paleobiologist Mary Droser will co-lead NASA's new research coordination network looking for clues about life on other planets by delving into Earth's ancient past.
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Marilyn Fogel, ‘isotope queen’ of science, dies at 69

Washington Post |
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. 
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Benzene, a Known Carcinogen, Has Been Found in Some Spray Sunscreens, Deodorants, and Other Products

Consumer Reports |
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.
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Want To Help Southern California's Bees? Plant More Things That Flower And Skip Pesticides

LAist |
Boris Baer, a professor of pollinator health, keeps bees on campus. He says last year UCR lost 90% of its bees last year due to pesticide use in the area.
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A Gene Hack Might Save the Wine Industry From Disease-Carrying Bugs

The Daily Beast |
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.
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Coral-Algal Symbiosis: Hope for Bleached Coral Reefs

LA Progressive |
Robert Jinkerson, assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, has new research offering clues on how to save coral reefs being killed by climate change and ocean warming.