Sniffing our way to better health
New scent-based therapy can delay disease; has implications also for agricultural production
Vaping can increase susceptibility to infection by SARS-CoV-2
UC Riverside study urges e-cigarette users to be cautious about vaping in the era of COVID-19
Fight against malaria takes a step forward
Identification of RNA-binding proteins using R-DeeP reveals new drug targets
The early bird (or scientist) gets the worm
UC Riverside research on nematodes secures $1.3M NSF funding
Findings challenge standard understanding of COVID-19 infection
UC Riverside research can help scientists develop methods to prevent COVID-19 in mink and other species
How did a fly species gain sole access to a fruit in the Seychelles?
A UC Riverside-led study offers an answer
New approach to fighting malaria
UC Riverside-led study zeroes in on special RNA molecules in the human malaria parasite
Widely consumed vegetable oil leads to an unhealthy gut
UC Riverside-led mouse study reports diets high in soybean oil decrease endocannabinoids in the gut and can lead to colitis
Researchers warn of tick-borne disease babesiosis
UC Riverside and Yale University team sequences and mines genome of the pathogen Babesia duncani
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...
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