News Articles with Topic: Science / Technology

Study identifies new temperature sensing mechanism in plants

Phytochrome foci have different behaviors at different temperatures and types of light

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle

Scientists call for more research to understand whether water treatment methods kill the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

The shutdown brought bluer skies but more nighttime ozone to the Inland Empire

Air quality improvements lead to unique atmospheric chemical behavior

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Alcohol consumption by fathers before conception could negatively impact child development

UC Riverside researchers’ mouse studies also show how a common nutrient can help babies of alcoholic moms

Ancestor of all animals identified in Australian fossils

A wormlike creature that lived more than 555 million years ago is the earliest bilaterian

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

This UC Riverside professor was ready for the shift to online instruction

Frank Vahid has been using web-based teaching tools and incorporating online instruction into his courses since 2012

Biochemist spins out joint venture company with Atomwise

Over the past few years, biochemist John Jefferson Perry at the University of California, Riverside, has collaborated on a number of projects with Atomwise Inc., a company that uses artificial intelligence, or AI, for drug discovery. Now Perry and the company have formed a joint venture called Theia Biosciences. Perry’s...

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

Making ‘soft’ robots work harder

A new robot developed at UC Riverside can navigate uneven surfaces with silicone legs

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Fast-charging damages electric car batteries

Just 25 industry-standard fast charging cycles can ruin a car’s batteries

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Some domesticated plants ignore beneficial soil microbes

Domestication yielded bigger crops often at the expense of plant microbiomes

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

A possible end to ‘forever’ chemicals

Excess electrons could help break the strong chemical bonds in products that contaminate water supplies

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

How a virus forms its symmetric shells

UC Riverside-led study could inform the design of engineered nano-shells used in drug delivery

Quantum leap for quantum computing

UC Riverside will lead collaborative effort at developing scalable quantum computers

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Flower faithful native bee makes a reliable pollinator

Just like us, the humble sweat bee has a daily routine

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Sugar-poor diets wreak havoc on bumblebee queens’ health

UC Riverside study shows that without adequate sugar, a bumblebee queen’s fat body, which functions like a human liver, does not correctly produce enzymes required for healthy metabolism and detoxification from pesticides.

By Jules Bernstein | | 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

Ancient meteorite site on Earth could reveal new clues about Mars’ past

UC Riverside scientists have devised new analytical tools to break down the enigmatic history of Mars’ atmosphere — and whether life was once possible there.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Highlander Venture Fund invests in Basilard BioTech

The UC Riverside-based startup will use the investment to develop next-generation prototypes

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business