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Content Authored by: Sarah Nightingale

Where taste and smell collide, you'll find Givaudan

Givaudan's Flavors Division supplies companies that produce drinks, savory goods, snacks, sweets, and dairy. Photos / Stan Kim RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The first bite of a tangy orange; a field of fragrant wildflowers; the sweet aroma of roasted hazelnuts. The natural world is filled with tastes and smells that delight...

When life gives you sour lemons, use genetics to find out why

A team of researchers, including two from the University of California, Riverside, has identified the genes responsible for the hallmark sour taste of many citrus fruits. Published Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Nature Communications, the research could help plant breeders develop new, sweeter varieties. Modern citrus varieties have been bred over...
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Nutrient-recycling microbes may feel the heat 

Study led by UCR researcher explores how climate change affects nature’s ability to recycle
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Special journal issue looks for new clues about old life

Collection edited by UCR researchers focuses on the role of rising oxygen in the birth of complex life
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

UCR recognizes longtime generosity of Campbell family with building renaming

The University Laboratory Building is being renamed the “Rochelle and Allison Campbell Hall”
By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Oldest evidence for animals found by UCR researchers

Molecular fossil evidence suggests sponges lived on the ancient ocean floors 100 million years before the Cambrian period
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Two-Minute Earthquake Drill Set for 10:18 a.m. on 10/18

Faculty, staff, and students on campus are gearing up to participate in the Great California ShakeOut
By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Hook injury from catch-and-release can reduce fish feeding

Study shows mouth injuries caused by hook removal reduce feeding performance in suction-feeding fish
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Rewriting the textbook on how steroid hormones enter cells

Identification of a transporter that ferries steroids into cells could bring widespread benefits for human health
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

$2.3 million NIH grant will support efforts to stop mosquito-borne diseases 

National Institutes of Health award to UCR’s Naoki Yamanaka recognizes highly innovative research
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Picking the perfect pomegranate

Consumer sensory panel shows several promising alternatives to the industry-standard ‘Wonderful’ pomegranate
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Climate-induced soil changes may cause more erosion and flash flooding

More intensive water cycle could have impact on biodiversity, human health, and water and food security
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Measuring greenhouse gases on the go

New mobile emissions van allows UCR researchers to track atmospheric emissions anytime, anywhere
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Climate change predicted to bring more extremes to inland southern california

Regional report authored by UCR researchers is included in California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Professor receives grant to study how fish hunt

NSF grant will support research on how fish coordinate different body parts to catch prey
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Omega centauri unlikely to harbor life

Close encounters between stars in the Milky Way’s largest globular cluster leave little room for habitable planetary systems
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Scientists honored by American Geophysical Union

Marilyn Fogel and Timothy Lyons will be honored as new fellows during December meeting
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Top-performing soil microbes could be key to sustainable agriculture

UCR research will help agronomists breed plants that attract their own growth-promoting microbes
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Nobel Prize winner to join UC Riverside faculty

UCR alumnus and renowned scholar Richard Schrock will share pioneering science with faculty and students

UCR team among scientists developing guidebook for finding life beyond earth

Major series of review articles outlines past, present, and future of searching for life on other planets
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