Content Authored by: Stacy Kish

New book explores how plague shaped Christianity in the Americas

During the first century of American colonization, as many as 20 million people in Mexico perished from disease, violence, and exploitation. Jennifer Scheper Hughes, a professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Riverside, examines this period from historical and theological perspectives in her new book, “The...

Researchers explore why some MS patients experience seizures

UC Riverside study examines molecular pathways that may instigate seizures in some multiple sclerosis patients

By Stacy Kish | | Health

Research offers superior therapeutic approach for MS

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. This debilitating condition periodically shutters communication between the brain and other parts of the body, resulting in symptoms that range from numbness and tingling in the arms and legs to blindness and paralysis. While treatments are...

By Stacy Kish | | Health

A match made in neural heaven: How a neuron grows an axon

Scientists unlock new molecular secrets to unravel the mystery

By Stacy Kish | | Health, Science / Technology

Scientists identify how plants sense temperature

When it gets hot outside, humans and animals have the luxury of seeking shelter in the shade or cool, air-conditioned buildings. But plants are stuck. While not immune to changing climate, plants respond to the rising mercury in different ways. Temperature affects the distribution of plants around the planet. It...

By Stacy Kish | | Science / Technology