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Alzheimer's gene may impact cognition before adulthood

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease may impact cognitive health much sooner than previously realized. The APOE gene creates a protein, apolipoprotein E, which packages cholesterol and other fats to transport them through the bloodstream. There are three versions, or alleles, of APOE. One of those is the APOE4 allele,...

This deep neural network fights deepfakes

Artificial intelligence to accurately detect altered photos is getting smarter
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Older adults: Daunted by learning a new task? Learn three

Learning several new things at once increases cognitive abilities in older adults, according to new research from UC Riverside. UCR psychologist Rachel Wu says one important way of staving off cognitive decline is learning new skills as a child would. That is, be a sponge: seek new skills to learn;...

Free dataset archive helps researchers quickly find a needle in a haystack

UCR STAR visualizes public spatio-temporal datasets through an interactive map
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Joshua Trees facing extinction

They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won’t survive much past this century.
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside Engineering hosts summer coding camp to address diversity shortfall in computer science careers

The University of California, Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) will embark on two sessions of CS 4 ALL CODE CAMP, a free one-week intensive program that introduces coding and computer science to high school students from the Inland Empire region. Code Camp, created by the college’s...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

UCR marks 20 years of Spanish-language orientations

More than 100 parents are scheduled to attend the July 19 session.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Biomedical scientist to study how body’s cannabis-like molecules influence obesity

Research is supported by a five-year grant to UC Riverside from the National Institutes of Health
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Steering into the future of connected and automated vehicles

More than 1 billion motor vehicles travel roadways worldwide and that number is expected to double within one or two decades. The rise in automobiles and trucks have led to increased social, economic, and safety issues, such as the more than 30,000 deaths from car related accidents on US highways...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Scientists decode DNA secrets of world’s toughest bean

UCR scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, offering hope for feeding Earth's expanding population, especially as the climate changes.

UCR alumna’s story on rapper Nipsey Hussle results in Emmy nomination

The Fox 11 reporter’s profile ran four months before the artist’s murder.

Student Shoutout: From summer memories to favorite classes

Temperatures are rising and UCR students are dreaming of vacations.
By UCR News | | Students

Physicists’ finding could revolutionize information transmission

UC Riverside-led team identifies dark trions as the next carrier of quantum information

Inland Empire wage gains continue

Wage growth still trails state but fuels impressive jumps in local taxable sales
By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Campus to celebrate 50th anniversary of historic Moon landing

Free event at UC Riverside includes hands-on activities, lecture, and telescope viewings

‘You All Look Alike to Me’ is hard-wired in us

You often hear it framed in a comic sense, though it’s a form of stereotyping, and even prejudice. “You all look alike to me.” To one race, the tired adage implies, people in other races are tough to differentiate from each other. Some call it the “other-race effect.” It’s something...

For UC Riverside Bioengineering Professor Immune System Research was Personal

Dimitrios Morikis, UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering, passed away May 27, 2019. Professor Morikis is well known for his work in immunophysics and immunoengineering, where he used physics and engineering approaches to understand molecular mechanisms of immunology, develop disease models, and design new drugs and molecular sensors for autoimmune and...
By Angela Meluski | | Science / Technology

Three students receive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Another seven students also received prestigious honors.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain. Present throughout life, stem cells become specialized cells with more specific functions, such as...

Controlling deadly malaria without chemicals

Scientists have finally found malaria’s Achilles’ heel, a neurotoxin that isn’t harmful to any living thing except Anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria.
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology
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