Content Tagged with: College Of Natural And Agricultural Sciences

UC Riverside discovers first effective treatment for citrus-destroying disease

UC Riverside scientists have found the first substance capable of controlling Citrus Greening Disease, which has devastated citrus farms in Florida and also threatens California. The new treatment effectively kills the bacterium causing the disease with a naturally occurring molecule found in wild citrus relatives. This molecule, an antimicrobial peptide...

Microbiome confers resistance to cholera

Many parts of the world are in the midst of a deadly pandemic of cholera, an extreme form of watery diarrhea. UC Riverside scientists have discovered specific gut bacteria make some people resistant to it — a finding that could save lives.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Why are plants green?

UC Riverside-led research team’s model to explain photosynthesis lays out the next challenging phase of research on how green plants transform light energy into chemical energy

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Newly discovered planet zips around baby star in a week

The discovery gives scientists a front seat to the earliest stages of planet formation

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside and Eurosemillas partner to bring the next generation of avocados to market

Eurosemillas will test some of UCR’s avocado scion and advanced rootstock selections on other continents

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Professor’s own body becomes physiology lab during pandemic

Just call him Professor Guinea Pig. Adapting to remote learning this quarter, Professor Rich Cardullo is performing all the experiments for his human physiology laboratory course — on himself. Picture a video in which your professor puts electrodes on his thighs and has a teaching assistant hit his knees, so...

By Jules Bernstein | | University

COVID-19: Some faculty-student teams figured out how to continue their research

In the midst of the pandemic, faculty mentored research projects are being supported through CAMP.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Scientists to study how lungs respond to worm infections

Research supported by five-year NIH grant may have relevance for COVID-19 patients

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Shrub encroachment on grasslands can increase groundwater recharge

Vegetation changes can outweigh climate change in rangeland water budgets

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Early humans thrived in this drowned South African landscape

The Paleo-Agulhas Plain had diverse, verdant ecosystems and abundant game

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Observation of intervalley transitions can boost valleytronic science and technology

An international research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has observed light emission from a new type of transition between electronic valleys, known as intervalley transmissions. The research provides a new way to read out valley information, potentially leading to new types of devices. Current semiconductor...

Study shows how memory function could be preserved after brain injury

UC Riverside-led study identifies role played by an immune signaling molecule in regulating memory function in the normal and injured brain

Does urbanization homogenize regional biodiversity in native bees?

First survey of California’s bees in 50 years will look for effects of habitat destruction

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Pandemic brings brisk business to UC Riverside alumna’s soap company

One of humanity’s oldest creations is the most powerful weapon against the coronavirus

Satellite galaxies of the Milky Way help test dark matter theory

UC Riverside physicists demonstrate “self-interacting dark matter” model can be tested using astronomical observations of Draco and Fornax

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

First sighting of mysterious Majorana fermion on a common metal

Physicists’ discovery could lead to a new family of materials for robust qubits in quantum computing

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

1 (p.m.) is not the loneliest number 

The daily 1 p.m. Zoom call has become a lifeline for a team of UC Riverside students and their project scientist. Sometimes the call focuses on data, driven by the greenhouse emissions research they are conducting for Francesca Hopkins, assistant professor of climate change and sustainability. Other times, they talk...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Study identifies new temperature sensing mechanism in plants

Phytochrome foci have different behaviors at different temperatures and types of light

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Ancestor of all animals identified in Australian fossils

A wormlike creature that lived more than 555 million years ago is the earliest bilaterian

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Some domesticated plants ignore beneficial soil microbes

Domestication yielded bigger crops often at the expense of plant microbiomes

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology