Studies identify new strategies for insect control
Mosquitoes spread several diseases, such as malaria and dengue. In 2020 about 241 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide, with a few more million cases occurring in 2021. Nearly half the world’s population lives in regions where contracting dengue virus is a risk. Insects also destroy a third of agriculture...
How the brain stores remote fear memory
UC Riverside mouse study could lead to novel therapies for people living with PTSD
How do worms develop their gut?
The pandemic helped a husband-and-wife team at UC Riverside solve the mystery
Thirdhand smoke can trigger skin diseases
UC Riverside-led clinical study advances molecular understanding of THS effects on skin
Coolants in Puff electronic cigarettes present health hazard
UC Riverside-led study highlights need for regulation to protect public health
Switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes does not reverse respiratory epithelium damage
UC Riverside study reports e-cigarette prolonged use may contribute to airway epithelium damage and lead to respiratory diseases
Human skin can be damaged by exposure to thirdhand smoke and electronic cigarette spills
A relatively short exposure is sufficient to cause the damage, UC Riverside study finds
How diet influences taste sensitivity and preference
What you eat influences your taste for what you might want to eat next. So claims a University of California, Riverside, study performed on fruit flies. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, offers a better understanding of neurophysiological plasticity of the taste system in flies. To maintain ideal...
Keto diet may not work for women
Scientists from UC Riverside are studying how the popular keto and intermittent fasting diets work on a molecular level, and whether both sexes benefit from them equally.
How specificity of the brain is wired
UC Riverside mouse study identifies key molecules that determine specificity of neural circuits
How are epilepsy and autism linked?
UC Riverside and Rutgers University scientists explore this question in a study on mice
Flame retardants linked to autistic-like behavior
UC Riverside-led study shows maternal transfer of PBDEs causes brain changes in female mice offspring
UC Riverside receives $5M CIRM grant to train scientists in stem cell research
Training program spans broad range of research areas from basic stem cell biology to translational medicine
Fruit fly offers lessons in good taste
UC Riverside study shows food choice decisions require taste input
Brain injury research to focus on moderate concussion
Viji Santhakumar, an associate professor of molecular, cell and systems biology at the University of California, Riverside, has received funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disaster and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health to further pursue research on moderate concussive brain injury, which results from car accidents or...
Thirdhand smoke exposure linked to fabric type, heat, and humidity
UC Riverside-led team developed simple, rapid method to assess contaminants in household fabrics
Fourth generation of e-cigarettes is not harmless
UC Riverside study identified toxic elements in pod atomizers
Sniffing your way to the gym
Exercise motivation could be linked to certain smells, UC Riverside mouse study finds
Diversifying the sciences
UC Riverside’s Khaleel Razak and Frances Sladek receive grants from the University of California-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative
Scientists identify hundreds of drug candidates to treat COVID-19
UC Riverside researchers used a powerful machine-learning approach to screen millions of chemicals to find suitable candidates