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Improving treatment of spinal cord injuries

Osmotic therapy device reduces swelling to prevent secondary injuries in rats

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Coveting yeast? It's much more than a loaf of bread

While quarantined bakers discover sourdough starters, bioengineers tweak yeast to produce compounds that could fight cancer

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Sterilizing surgical masks for safer reuse

UC Riverside engineers are developing low-temperature plasma technology to sterilize masks

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside bioengineer seeks to calm influenza’s cytokine storms

Work on selective immune system suppression in influenza could transfer directly to COVID-19

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Can I mix those chemicals? There’s an app for that!

New technology can find the safest way to store and dispose of reactive chemicals

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

For UC Riverside Bioengineering Professor Immune System Research was Personal

Dimitrios Morikis, UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering, passed away May 27, 2019. Professor Morikis is well known for his work in immunophysics and immunoengineering, where he used physics and engineering approaches to understand molecular mechanisms of immunology, develop disease models, and design new drugs and molecular sensors for autoimmune and...

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‘A closed mouth doesn’t get fed’

This future PepsiCo associate was raised without her parents since the age of 9. Her resiliency transformed into grit

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Seeing through food and drug fakes and frauds

“Chronoprints” can identify a sample from a video taken as it reacts to disturbance

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Machines whisper our secrets

Spies can learn what a machine is making from the sounds it makes

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

Federal grant will help develop new stroke treatment

The device aims to reduce brain swelling and deliver a neuroprotective drug

By Holly Ober | | Health

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

Microchips can permanently link patients with clinical samples

Project to embed patient data directly in biological samples receives Gates Foundation funding

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Electrons take one step forward without two steps back

Scientists use molecular dipoles to accelerate electron transfer in one direction and completely suppress it in the other. This “holy grail” of energy science could hasten the design of new and superb energy and electronic materials

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

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...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology