Candy-coated pills could prevent pharmaceutical fraud

Colorful nonpareils can uniquely identify drug capsules and counterfeit fashions

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Turmeric compound helps grow engineered blood vessels and tissues

Magnetic hydrogels embedded with curcumin-coated nanoparticles promote the secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Biocompatible glue for corneal repair is a sight for sore eyes

The adhesive would replace stitches and conventional adhesive to speed healing and reduce complications and cost

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Still life in shades of gray

How Toni Morrison helped an economics professor turn grief into art

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Air-powered computer memory helps soft robot control movements

“Airhead” robot uses pneumatic RAM to play piano

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Study of perception and memory in older adults will improve understanding of dementias

UC Riverside scientists will use a $2 million NIH grant to study the brain’s locus coeruleus

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Implantable piezoelectric polymer improves controlled release of drugs

Repeated tests showed a similar amount of drug release per activation, confirming robust control of release rate

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Picosecond electron transfer in peptides can help energy technologies

Hydrogen bonds reshape peptides to move electrons a million times faster than previously known

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Glass nanopore pulls DNA like spaghetti through a needle

The purely electrical technique captures cell-free DNA from the surface of a sample

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Simple new testing method aims to improve time-release drugs

Glass tuning-fork-shaped tubing gives accurate, continuous measurements of drug dissolution

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

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

Bioengineering-led Neuroengineering Symposium brings more than 80 academic experts to share their advancement and build partnerships

UCR’s Department of Bioengineering led the campus’ first Computational Neuroimaging and Neuroengineering Symposium (CNNS) in November. The symposium brought together more than 80 cognitive neuroscientists, computational psychologists, bioengineers and neuroengineers, electrical and computer engineers, and computer scientists to discuss new advances and results in the fast-growing field. Students, postdocs, and...

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