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Scientists crack structure of a novel enzyme linked to cell growth and cancer

UC Riverside-led study could lead to the development of drugs that target liver and other cancers
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Men's Basketball tramples Cornhuskers in season opener

LINCOLN, NEB.- For the second time in three years, the UC Riverside Men's Basketball Team (1-0) opened its season on the road with a big win over a power five conference team. Tuesday night, the Highlanders roasted the Cornhuskers (0-1) from Nebraska 66-47, marking the program's largest margin of victory...
By UCR News | | Athletics

Housing scarcity: the Inland Empire’s natural barrier to economic growth

UCR’s Center for Economic Forecasting says the region’s housing problem is a land use issue solvable at the local level
By Holly Ober | | Business

What does it really mean to be a land-grant college?

For Margaret Nash, recognizing who “granted” the land is key to acknowledging a history of American Indian dispossession
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

10 years of student wellness

The Well, UCR’s nonclinical health promotion center, celebrates a decade of achievements with an open house.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Report provides introduction to Inland Empire’s women

“State of Women in the Inland Empire” is the result of collaboration between UC Riverside’s Center for Social Innovation and Women’s Resource Center
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Will we be benevolent gods?

In his blog-turned-book, Eric Schwitzgebel tackles philosophical questions both big and (seemingly) small

The most spectacular celestial vision you’ll never see

Contrary to previous thought, a gigantic planet in wild orbit does not preclude the presence of an Earth-like planet in the same solar system – or life on that planet. What’s more, the view from that Earth-like planet as its giant neighbor moves past would be unlike anything it is...
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Beyond Brilliant: Campaign highlights inspiring people of UC Riverside

Dramatic growth in rankings – including increasing 80 spots in two years (Forbes) and 41 places in one year (Center for World University Rankings) – two Nobel Prize winners joining the faculty, and recognition as the nation’s leader for social mobility (U.S. News & World Report) have positioned UC Riverside...
By Johnny Cruz | | University

Beyond Brilliant: Born to succeed

Elñora Tena Webb grew up in the foster care system; UCR gave her a clean canvas and after becoming a college president, she is now a success coach .

Crimped or straight? Lung fiber shape influences elasticity

The shape and architecture of collagen and elastin fibers can improve our understanding of lung diseases, including the one associated with vaping
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Health

New research finding gives valleytronics a boost

UC Riverside-led team overcomes a stumbling block in this relatively new technology
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Here’s how UC Riverside is preparing for the 2020 census

UCR staffers, students are ramping up efforts to ensure a complete count in the Inland Empire and beyond

Entrepreneurship incubator boosts Inland Empire biotech startups

UC Riverside’s Wet Lab Incubator, the first of its kind in the region, has officially opened its doors
By Holly Ober | | Business

Small magnets reveal big secrets

Work by international research team could have wide-ranging impact on information technology applications
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Governor’s initiative misunderstands inland California’s economies

‘Regions Rise Together’ comparison to coastal regions may distort policy direction
By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Game changer: New chemical keeps plants plump

A UC Riverside-led team has created a chemical to help plants hold onto water, which could stem the tide of massive annual crop losses from drought and help farmers grow food despite a changing climate. “Drought is the No. 1 cause, closely tied with flooding, of annual crop failures worldwide,”...
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Scientists unpack how taste neurons control food intake

UC Riverside-led research on fruit fly could lead to better understanding of how taste information is coded in the brain
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Research identifies earlier origin of neural crest cells

UC Riverside-led research could aid regenerative stem cell therapies
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

Researcher Taheri’s paper chosen as AIP Journal Editor’s Pick

The American Institute of Physics Journal, Chaos chose electrical and computer engineering assistant research professor Hossein Taheri’s paper as the Editor’s Pick. His publication “Synchronization behavior in a ternary phase model” was cited as a source for the “Nonlinear dynamics used to examine the ternary model of laser phase mode...
By Angela Meluski | | Science / Technology