Injections for diabetes, cancer could become unnecessary
Researchers at UC Riverside are paving the way for diabetes and cancer patients to forget needles and injections, and instead take pills to manage their conditions.
No Thanksgiving for bacteria or fungus
UC Riverside scientists have developed a technique for solving a decades-old mystery involving the chemical in turkey that makes people sleepy. Their new ability to map the atoms involved in the production of tryptophan opens the door to new antibiotic and antifungal drugs.
Light-powered soft robots could suck up oil spills
A floating, robotic film designed at UC Riverside could be trained to hoover oil spills at sea or remove contaminants from drinking water.
Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s Disease
Prevailing theories posit plaques in the brain cause Alzheimer’s disease. New UC Riverside research points to cells’ slowing ability to clean themselves as the likely cause of unhealthy brain buildup.
Mystery of four-stranded DNA begins to unravel
DNA is usually depicted as double-stranded, but not much is known about parts of the genome that adopt four-stranded structures known as quadruplexes. UC Riverside researchers have discovered that they play a key role in keeping cells healthy.
Nanomaterial gives robots chameleon skin
A new film made of gold nanoparticles changes color in response to any type of movement. Its unprecedented qualities could allow robots to mimic chameleons and octopi — among other futuristic applications. Unlike other materials that try to emulate nature’s color changers, this one can respond to any type of...
Making higher-energy light to fight cancer
Researchers use nontoxic silicon nanocrystals to convert low-energy photons into high-energy ones, bringing scientists closer to developing photodynamic treatments for cancer
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UC Riverside-led research brings rapid and reversible switching of plasmonic color to solids
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
Nobel Prize winner to join UC Riverside faculty
UCR alumnus and renowned scholar Richard Schrock will share pioneering science with faculty and students
Chemist receives Department of Energy award
Early Career Research Program award will support Ming Lee Tang’s research on developing hybrid organic-inorganic materials