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Natural mosquito repellent startup wins seed funding

If you love the outdoors but hate mosquitoes, there is hope. A natural mosquito repellent that is as effective as stinky, solvent-based formulas is on the horizon. Sensorygen , a startup founded by UC Riverside molecular, cell and systems biology professor Anandasankar Ray based on his discovery of natural mosquito repellent compounds, won $50,000...
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

UC Riverside receives $4.5 million for engineering graduate education

Five GAANN Awards from the U.S. Department of Education will support 90 engineering graduate students
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Grant will help engineer human-like nerve tissue

The tissue will be used to study neurological diseases
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Inland Empire tech industry should focus on local strengths

Growth efforts should link to logisitics, agriculture, and green tech
By Holly Ober | | Business

Speaking science to policy

The Science to Policy program prepares scientists to become trusted advisors to legislators
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Retailers can manipulate consumer regret to beat competitors

Offering an everyday low price might not be the best strategy for retailers facing the threat of new competitors in their market
By Holly Ober | | Business

Why renting can be better than owning

Purchasing a skill-based product can be self-defeating
By Holly Ober | | Business

Inland Empire construction jobs and building activity increase

The latest Inland Empire Business Activity Index shows business activity in the region continuing its upward climb with the local construction industry making key contributions
By Holly Ober | | Business

UC Riverside research could eventually lead to advances in pulmonary healthcare

Scientists are just beginning to understand the mechanics of the lung
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

New attacks on graphics processors endanger user privacy

Hackers can use the graphics processing unit to spy on web activity, steal passwords, and break into cloud-based applications
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Navy grant will increase community college STEM transfers to UC Riverside engineering

The TUNE program will help the college of engineering to recruit and educate transfers to fulfill Navy needs
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Economic Forecast Conference delivers good news

A decade after the recession of 2008, the region is home to the fastest job growth in Southern California and is the most improved among the major surrounding metro areas
By Holly Ober | | Business

Disruption makes startup investors balance caution against fear of missing out

Disruptive startups attract investors quickly but receive less money than their more conventional counterparts
By Holly Ober | | Business

Federal grant will help develop new stroke treatment

The device aims to reduce brain swelling and deliver a neuroprotective drug
By Holly Ober | | Health

Silicone membranes create micron-scale temperature maps

Development could improve microfluidic devices used for point-of-care diagnostics
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside students take first and second place at prestigious conference

Leadership-in-action competition yields prizewinning strategies for increasing Hispanic leadership in engineering
By Holly Ober | | Students

New security flaw discovered in Wi-Fi routers

Hackers can use your wireless router to extract information, and there’s not much you can do to stop them
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Musical sensor shows bad medicine plays false note

Inspired by a musical instrument, the simple sensor can be constructed from common materials and used to detect adulterated or counterfeit drugs
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Renewable natural gas can help California meet climate goals

UC Riverside study finds California can replace up to 5 percent of its natural gas supply using existing raw materials and infrastructure, recommends new state standard
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Riverside named a top city for entrepreneurs

Riverside outranks the better-known entrepreneurship hotspot of San Jose
By Holly Ober | | Business
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