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Psychologist to explore how brain remembers precise information

A person’s general intelligence and ability to understand language are reliant on the brain’s ability to maintain precise information acquired over a short period of time. To understand how these types of natural vision and cognitive functions are achieved in both healthy populations and individuals at high risk for psychosis, Weiwei Zhang , an...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

National Magazine Honors Program focused on diversifying STEM fields

UC Riverside Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program receives 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Early opaque universe linked to galaxy scarcity

Team led by UC Riverside astronomer George Becker used the Subaru telescope to make the discovery
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Striking a balance between immunity and inflammation

Focusing on hookworms, UC Riverside mouse study identifies role infection-fighting cells play in inflamed and damaged tissue
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Study examines how age and ethnicity impact HIV testing

UC Riverside-led study in Southern California finds stigma, risk perceptions, and cost among major factors contributing to adults’ willingness to get HIV tested
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

UCR researcher addresses incentive disparities in HIV research

To encourage subjects to participate in clinical and behavioral HIV studies, researchers often offer incentives such as cash or gift cards. But such remuneration could distort the sampling and end up inadvertently hurting the research findings. Lured by the incentives, participants could easily conceal information about themselves to qualify. Or...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Researchers to Target Mosquito Egg Production to Curtail Disease

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have received a five-year grant of $2.44 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, to investigate the role hormones play in the female mosquito’s ability to use human blood for egg production. Vector mosquitoes need vertebrate blood...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Psychologist receives high honor from NAACP

Carolyn Murray is a professor of psychology at UC Riverside. (I. Pittalwala/UCR) RIVERSIDE, Calif.( www.ucr.edu ) – Carolyn B. Murray , a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the 2018 Dr. William Montague Cobb Award for special achievements in public health at the local level, presented annually by...

In search of dark matter

Particle physicist Hai-Bo Yu is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside. (I. Pittalwala, UCR) RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An international team of scientists that includes University of California, Riverside, physicist Hai-Bo Yu has imposed conditions on how dark matter may interact with ordinary matter — constraints that can help...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Research center receives additional Department of Energy funding

SHINES at UC Riverside pursues fundamental advances in energy production, storage, and use
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Teaching the teachers

Weeklong Summer Physics Teacher Academy at UC Riverside serves a large region in Southern California
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | University

New funding to significantly boost cancer, ALS research

UC Riverside’s Maurizio Pellecchia receives grants totaling nearly $2.5 million from National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Often-overlooked glial cell is key to learning and memory

UC Riverside biomedical scientists offer simple advice: keep the brain active
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Neuroscientist receives Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in neuroscience

Hongdian Yang is UC Riverside’s first recipient of the prestigious fellowship

Chemical compound produces beneficial inflammation and remyelination that could help treat multiple sclerosis

UC Riverside-led study shows that ‘good inflammation’ promotes axon myelination
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Research offers new insights into malaria parasite

A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside, scientist has found that various stages of the development of human malaria parasites, including stages involved in malaria transmission, are linked to epigenetic features and how chromatin — the complex of DNA and proteins within the nucleus — is organized and structured in these...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Science fair aimed at Spanish-speaking families set for May 19

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — The University of California, Riverside, is hosting a free, public event on Saturday, May 19, aimed at the Spanish-speaking community. Children, teens, college students, and adults are invited to “Fiesta Familiar: Explorando La Ciencia Juntos,” presented entirely in Spanish, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UCR...

NOVA Wonders episode to feature UCR expert on dark matter

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, Flip Tanedo watched PBS, especially documentaries like NOVA, all the time. Now an expert on dark matter and an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, Tanedo will be featured on the May 30 NOVA Wonders episode “ What’s the...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

For racial minority adolescents, cigarette and alcohol use tied to suicide

Examining more than 20 years of national data for U.S. adolescents, a research team led by Andrew Subica at the University of California, Riverside reports that adolescents have high prevalence of alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use, and concerning rates of suicide-related thoughts and behaviors. The data show that among U.S. adolescents in ninth...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Graduate student received Ford Foundation fellowship

Donovan Argueta , a first-generation college graduate at the University of California, Riverside, has won a Ford Foundation 2018 Dissertation Fellowship. The $25,000 fellowship begins June 1, 2018. As a fellow, Argueta will receive additional support to attend an annual conference of the Ford Foundation fellows this fall. The mission of the Ford...
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