Content Tagged with: College Of Natural And Agricultural Sciences

Scientists crack structure of a novel enzyme linked to cell growth and cancer

UC Riverside-led study could lead to the development of drugs that target liver and other cancers
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

The most spectacular celestial vision you’ll never see

Contrary to previous thought, a gigantic planet in wild orbit does not preclude the presence of an Earth-like planet in the same solar system – or life on that planet. What’s more, the view from that Earth-like planet as its giant neighbor moves past would be unlike anything it is...
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

New research finding gives valleytronics a boost

UC Riverside-led team overcomes a stumbling block in this relatively new technology
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Game changer: New chemical keeps plants plump

A UC Riverside-led team has created a chemical to help plants hold onto water, which could stem the tide of massive annual crop losses from drought and help farmers grow food despite a changing climate. “Drought is the No. 1 cause, closely tied with flooding, of annual crop failures worldwide,”...
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Small magnets reveal big secrets

Work by international research team could have wide-ranging impact on information technology applications
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Scientists unpack how taste neurons control food intake

UC Riverside-led research on fruit fly could lead to better understanding of how taste information is coded in the brain
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside helps secure the future of food

If you’re eating fruits, nuts, grains, or vegetables in a few years, you’ll likely owe a debt of gratitude to UC Riverside. The university has created a program to transition today’s undergraduates into professional scientists solving tomorrow’s farming challenges. The program, called Plants-3D, will train students to discover, design, and...
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies

UC Riverside astronomers find large-scale winds associated with active black holes in small galaxies suppress star formation
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor

UC Riverside-led research shows our galaxy is undergoing a massive merger with its largest satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Research to focus on small molecule that can help fight breast cancer

UC Riverside and City of Hope awarded Department of Defense grants for the collaborative project
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Product authentication at your fingertips

UC Riverside-led research brings rapid and reversible switching of plasmonic color to solids
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Harmful metals found in vapors from tank-style electronic cigarettes

UC Riverside study analyzed six popular e-cigarette tanks and their atomizers
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Pumpkins, trunk-o-treat, and family fun at UC Riverside

UCR’s Community Garden will host its inaugural Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 26.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Astronomers discover triplet of black holes on collision course

Unique expertise of UC Riverside scientists helped make the discovery
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

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

Students' summer impact

Summer break does not translate into idle hours for these three UC Riverside students. For Bela Mendoza, a three-month summer internship with Riverside’s Operation SafeHouse, a youth emergency shelter, has given her an inside look at how to make a bigger — and more positive — impact in the lives...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Making sense of a ‘7.1’

Abhijit Ghosh, UCR associate professor of geophysics, is racing to understand everything he can about the fault that was unknown until it produced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake on July 5. Ghosh's work could help officials prepare for the next big shake.
By Jules Bernstein | | 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

Out of this world: An alumna’s dream comes true

Brittany Seto ’16, who studied computer science at UC Riverside, interned at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where a record number of UCR undergraduates are spending the summer

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