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Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

Prevailing theories posit plaques in the brain cause Alzheimer’s disease. New UC Riverside research points to cells’ slowing ability to clean themselves as the likely cause of unhealthy brain buildup.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

“Magic wand” reveals a colorful nano-world

Novel color photography using a high-efficiency probe can super-focus white light into a 6-nanometer spot for nanoscale color imaging

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

When bees get a taste for dead things

Typically, bees don’t eat meat. However, a species of stingless 'vulture' bee in the tropics has evolved the ability to do so, presumably due to intense competition for nectar. UC Riverside scientists find these bees' guts resemble those of hyenas and other carrion feeders.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Deafness trumps HIV for deaf people living with HIV

UC Riverside-led study participants advocate for collection of more data on deaf individuals

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

How to eat a poison butterfly

In high enough concentrations, milkweed can kill a horse, or a human. To be able to eat this plant, monarchs evolved a set of unusual cellular mutations. New UC Riverside research shows the animals that prey on monarchs also evolved these same mutations.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

New model links cultural trauma with health inequalities

UC Riverside researchers offer new interpretation of cultural trauma

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Statement on dismissal of tenured faculty member

Today the Regents of the University of California voted to dismiss a tenured professor, who had been on unpaid suspension, for violating the Faculty Code of Conduct due to sexual misconduct with a student over whom they had academic responsibility. This decision was consistent with the recommendation of the UC...

By UCR News | | University

High-tech air quality research center dedicated in Riverside

The California Air Resources Board dedicated its new state-of-the-art Southern California headquarters Thursday, Nov. 18, on a 19-acre site near the UC Riverside campus. The 402,000-square-foot laboratory and office facility, located on land provided by UCR, is one of the largest and most advanced vehicle emissions testing and research facilities...

By Imran Ghori | | University

Mamma Mia! Sweden gains the most musicians during the pandemic

Musician migration rates muted during pandemic, but interesting regional trends emerge

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Scientists solve 50-year-old mystery behind plant growth

A team of researchers led by UC Riverside has demonstrated for the first time one way that a small molecule turns a single cell into something as large as a tree. For half a century, scientists have known that all plants depend on this molecule, auxin, to grow. Until now...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UCR experts weigh drought's long-term impacts

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency for the entire state of California this past month. The period from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021 was the second-driest year on record in California. Almost 90% of the state is in throes of extreme drought. Reservoir storage is 60% of...

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

How specificity of the brain is wired

UC Riverside mouse study identifies key molecules that determine specificity of neural circuits

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Appreciation for library automation had roots in Vietnam War

On hot and steamy days in Saigon, Vietnam, there was only one place for an enlisted man to cool off for a while. “That place was the library,” said UC Riverside alumna Ann Kelsey, who served as a civilian librarian for the U.S. Army from 1969-70. “The libraries were air...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Creating a healthy racial climate to diversify the teacher workforce

Paper offers a framework for racial literacy in teacher education

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Quickly optimizing deep neural networks for different devices

New technique makes apps perform better across devices while keeping costs about the same

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

$2.9 million grant will support literacy programs for English-language learners

The funds continue to help School of Education researcher Linda Ventriglia-Navarrette’s work.

Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference finds near term outlook strong but long run risks loom large

Labor shortage will place upward pressure on wages in 2022

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Lifelong UCR advocate Charlie Field dies

Charles “Charlie” Field, an attorney, judge, and community leader who was among UC Riverside’s first graduates, died Oct. 29. He was 85 years old. Field was born in San Francisco and spent several years on the East Coast before his family returned to California and settled in Los Angeles. He...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Center for Ideas and Society has new co-directors

Meet professors Dylan Rodríguez and Jeanette Kohl.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UC Riverside men's, women's basketball teams open seasons

The Highlanders men’s and women’s basketball programs enter the 2021-22 season under the banner of “great expectations.” This will mark both teams’ 20th year in the Big West Conference. The men’s team finished last season 13-7, and 8-4 in Big West play. The team registered its highest Big West Tournament...

By UCR News | | Athletics