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UCR responds to broadening COVID-19 impacts

As COVID-19 coronavirus impacts broaden across the world, UC Riverside is pointing its campus community to a frequently updated website for the latest related news. The site, https://ehs.ucr.edu/coronavirus, includes updates and frequently asked questions. On Wednesday, March 18, Chancellor Kim Wilcox announced the campus will be closed until April 30...

By UCR News | | University

Professor shares tips for surviving ‘Pandemic University’

Juliette Levy has taught online for almost a decade; here’s what she wants professors and students to keep in mind as they navigate the transition to online learning

New drug target found for COVID-19

Scientists discover critical protein complex that lets virus hide from immune system

By UCR News | | Health

Economic turmoil expected through second quarter of 2020

COVID-19 will deliver a blow but how bad it will be is yet to be seen

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

School of Medicine celebrates Match Day online

Nearly 70 graduates were accepted into residency programs of their choice in 2020

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

How policing perpetuates the marginalization of LGBTQ youth

Research pinpoints a major source of de facto discrimination against LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

This UC Riverside professor was ready for the shift to online instruction

Frank Vahid has been using web-based teaching tools and incorporating online instruction into his courses since 2012

Doctors urged to reconsider controversial acne drug

Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide. That’s the implication of a study just published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Isotretinoin has been linked to depression and suicide...

Making ‘soft’ robots work harder

A new robot developed at UC Riverside can navigate uneven surfaces with silicone legs

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

How associative fear memory is formed in the brain

UC Riverside mouse study provides insights into how pathological fear memory in PTSD could be suppressed

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Biochemist spins out joint venture company with Atomwise

Over the past few years, biochemist John Jefferson Perry at the University of California, Riverside, has collaborated on a number of projects with Atomwise Inc., a company that uses artificial intelligence, or AI, for drug discovery. Now Perry and the company have formed a joint venture called Theia Biosciences. Perry’s...

The day the ‘60s protest movement came to UCR

Fifty years ago, Gov. Ronald Reagan visited UCR, and the campus’s largest-ever student protest erupted

By J.D. Warren | | University

Fast-charging damages electric car batteries

Just 25 industry-standard fast charging cycles can ruin a car’s batteries

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

A possible end to ‘forever’ chemicals

Excess electrons could help break the strong chemical bonds in products that contaminate water supplies

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Project aimed at improving Latino population’s access to healthy local foods receives new funding

UC Riverside School of Medicine to lead engagement project in eastern Coachella Valley

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Some domesticated plants ignore beneficial soil microbes

Domestication yielded bigger crops often at the expense of plant microbiomes

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

How a virus forms its symmetric shells

UC Riverside-led study could inform the design of engineered nano-shells used in drug delivery

Quantum leap for quantum computing

UC Riverside will lead collaborative effort at developing scalable quantum computers

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Why multifamily housing is expensive to build in Los Angeles

Report calls for policymakers to enact zoning and other reforms

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Flower faithful native bee makes a reliable pollinator

Just like us, the humble sweat bee has a daily routine

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology