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...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

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.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

How specificity of the brain is wired

UC Riverside mouse study identifies key molecules that determine specificity of neural circuits

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

How are epilepsy and autism linked?

UC Riverside and Rutgers University scientists explore this question in a study on mice

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Flame retardants linked to autistic-like behavior

UC Riverside-led study shows maternal transfer of PBDEs causes brain changes in female mice offspring

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

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

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Fruit fly offers lessons in good taste

UC Riverside study shows food choice decisions require taste input

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

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

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

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

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Diversifying the sciences

UC Riverside’s Khaleel Razak and Frances Sladek receive grants from the University of California-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

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

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Using artificial intelligence to smell the roses

UC Riverside study applies machine learning to olfaction with possible vast applications in flavors and fragrances

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

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

How associative fear memory is formed in the brain

UC Riverside mouse study provides insights into how pathological fear memory in PTSD could be suppressed

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Early intervention following traumatic brain injury reduces epilepsy risk

UC Riverside-led rat study finds an immune receptor in the hippocampus is responsible for the onset of the disease after brain injuries

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

New research shows how the malaria parasite grows and multiplies

Study co-led by UC Riverside scientist could help develop strategies to combat the disease

By UCR News | | Science / Technology, Health