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Testing chemicals for birth defects using stem cells, not mice

UC Riverside researchers are helping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminate animal testing
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Ecopipam reduces stuttering symptoms in proof-of-concept trial

UC Riverside-led open-label pilot study leads to a double-blind clinical trial to further test ecopipam’s efficacy and safety in adult patients who stutter
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

New center to address health disparities in inland Southern California

Five-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help launch Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside

Business size matters when it comes to economic growth

New analysis finds small businesses are powering establishment growth, but medium and large firms contribute more to job gains
By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Lasers can weld ceramics without a furnace

Ultrafast pulsed lasers fuse ceramics under ambient conditions and use less than 50 watts of power
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

When disaster strikes, a search website for first responders will save lives

Researchers are building a tool that searches real-time text, photo, and video from many sources to help responders allocate resources
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

An alternate theory for what causes Alzheimer's disease

A UC Riverside study points to lysosomal storage observed in all brains afflicted with the disease; finding could open up new avenues for treatment and prevention
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Federal Economic Development Administration invests in Inland Empire entrepreneurship

Latest grant to UC Riverside will create an angel investor network to take regional tech startups to the next level
By Holly Ober | | Business

Inland Empire business activity jumps following first quarter slowdown

New analysis reveals region’s most and least competitive industries
By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

New bio-inspired technology is poised to disrupt the composites industry

The patented lightweight, impact-resistant technology could change the way we play sports, and improve wind-farm productivity and automotive fuel economy
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion

Researchers combine supercomputing with nano-imaging to reveal how to efficiently break down plant biomass and transform it into transportation fuels
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Publishing company Wiley acquires zyBooks

The web-based, interactive textbook replacements were invented by a UC Riverside computer scientist and commercialized by the startup he co-founded, Zyante Inc
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Grant to physicist gives study of strongly interacting systems a boost

A physicist at the University of California, Riverside, has received a grant of about $523,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the possible emergent behavior of “strongly interacting systems,” an important area of focus in solid-state physics. Specifically, when the repulsive Coulomb force between electrons in a solid...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Teacher incentive programs can improve student achievement

Programs that combine group and individual rewards can have good results and be cost-effective
By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

This deep neural network fights deepfakes

Artificial intelligence to accurately detect altered photos is getting smarter
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Free dataset archive helps researchers quickly find a needle in a haystack

UCR STAR visualizes public spatio-temporal datasets through an interactive map
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Biomedical scientist to study how body’s cannabis-like molecules influence obesity

Research is supported by a five-year grant to UC Riverside from the National Institutes of Health
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Physicists’ finding could revolutionize information transmission

UC Riverside-led team identifies dark trions as the next carrier of quantum information

Campus to celebrate 50th anniversary of historic Moon landing

Free event at UC Riverside includes hands-on activities, lecture, and telescope viewings

Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain. Present throughout life, stem cells become specialized cells with more specific functions, such as...
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