Content Tagged with: Department of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology

Scientists unpack how taste neurons control food intake

UC Riverside-led research on fruit fly could lead to better understanding of how taste information is coded in the brain
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Harmful metals found in vapors from tank-style electronic cigarettes

UC Riverside study analyzed six popular e-cigarette tanks and their atomizers
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Testing chemicals for birth defects using stem cells, not mice

UC Riverside researchers are helping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminate animal testing
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain. Present throughout life, stem cells become specialized cells with more specific functions, such as...

Scientists find thirdhand smoke affects cells in humans

UC Riverside-led study is the first to find an association between thirdhand smoke and gene expression in humans

Controlling deadly malaria without chemicals

Scientists have finally found malaria’s Achilles’ heel, a neurotoxin that isn’t harmful to any living thing except Anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria.
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage

Study by UC Riverside and Portland State University scientists finds nicotine concentrations in JUULs is dangerously high

Generous funding to malaria-parasite researcher promises new therapeutic strategies

UC Riverside’s Karine Le Roch is principal investigator on two NIH grants
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Neuroscientist receives Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in neuroscience

Hongdian Yang is UC Riverside’s first recipient of the prestigious fellowship

Research offers new insights into malaria parasite

A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside, scientist has found that various stages of the development of human malaria parasites, including stages involved in malaria transmission, are linked to epigenetic features and how chromatin — the complex of DNA and proteins within the nucleus — is...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Biologists decipher a key piece of the odor-detection puzzle in flies, mosquitoes

UC Riverside basic discovery offers path to safer products to protect against disease-carrying mosquitoes, chemicals to control crop-damaging pests
By Dennis Meredith | | Science / Technology

Highlander Venture Fund chooses UCR professor’s ‘next-generation’ mosquito repellent for second investment

Up to $500,000 will help a startup company market a killer repellent that’s nontoxic, natural, and sweet-smelling
By Jeanette Marantos | | Business

Researchers receive $1 million for project challenging long-standing paradigm in endocrinology

W. M. Keck Foundation award supports UC Riverside research aimed at showing membrane transporters guide flow of steroid hormones into cells
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health