Q&A: What can be done about the proliferation of deepfakes?
Q&A forum: UC Riverside computer science and public policy experts discuss the proliferation of malicious deepfake content in public discourse.
Method identified to double computer processing speeds
UCR computer scientists identify method identified to double computer processing speed using existing hardware
Fight against malaria takes a step forward
Identification of RNA-binding proteins using R-DeeP reveals new drug targets
Scientists discover hidden army of lung flu fighters
Scientists have long thought of the fluid-filled sac around our lungs merely as a cushion from external damage. UC Riverside scientists have learned it also houses potent virus-eating cells that rush into the lungs during flu infections.
Surprise discovery of tiny insect-killing worm
UC Riverside scientists have discovered a tiny worm species that infects and kills insects. These worms, called nematodes, could control crop pests without pesticides in warm, humid places where other beneficial nematodes are currently unable to thrive.
Inexpensive, carbon-neutral biofuels are finally possible
When it comes to making fuel from plants, the first step has always been the hardest — breaking down the plant matter. A new study finds that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make next-generation biofuel production both cost-effective and carbon neutral.
Fledgling planets discovered around a newly formed star
With an arsenal of advanced technology, scientists have found a multi-planet star system that provides a rare insight into the way planets form and behave around a young star.
First-ever sighting of a live newborn great white
Great whites, the largest predatory sharks in the world with the most fatal attacks on humans, are tough to imagine as newborn babies. That is partially because no one has seen one in the wild, it seems, until now.
The Megalodon was less mega than previously believed
A new study shows the Megalodon, a gigantic shark that went extinct 3.6 million years ago, was significantly more slender than earlier studies suggested.
Keys to aging hidden in the leaves
Scientists have known about a particular organelle in plant cells for over a century. However, UCR scientists have only now discovered that organelle’s key role in aging.
The early bird (or scientist) gets the worm
UC Riverside research on nematodes secures $1.3M NSF funding
UCR outs security flaw in AI query models
UC Riverside computer scientists have identified a security flaw in vision language artificial intelligence (AI) models that can allow bad actors to use AI for nefarious purposes, such as obtaining instructions on how to make bomb. When integrated with models like Google Bard and Chat GPT, vision language models allow...
Scientists tame chaotic protein fueling 75% of cancers
Meet MYC, the shapeless protein responsible for making the majority of human cancer cases worse. UC Riverside researchers have found a way to rein it in, offering hope for a new era of treatments.
UC Riverside helps attract high tech companies to the Inland Empire
Since its establishment, UC Riverside’s OASIS initiative has been developing public-private partnerships to drive economic growth in the Inland Empire region. Those efforts are paying off, with a recent announcement that the New Zealand company Ohmio, an all-electric autonomous shuttle company, will establish its international headquarters in Riverside and manufacture...
New reasons eating less fat should be one of your resolutions
A UC Riverside study to motivate your new year’s resolutions: high-fat diets may impair genes linked not only to obesity, colon cancer and irritable bowels, but also to the immune system, brain function, and potentially COVID-19 risk.
Supercomputer enables illustration of large-scale structure of universe
UC Riverside physicist helped develop PRIYA, a new cosmological simulation model
Discovery: plants use “trojan horse” to fight mold invasions
UC Riverside scientists have discovered a stealth molecular weapon that plants use to attack the cells of invading gray mold.
UCR wages $11+ million war against citrus greening disease
With three new grants totaling more than $11 million, UC Riverside is helping lead the fight against citrus greening or Huanglongbing, a disease threatening citrus industries in the U.S. and worldwide.
Bringing virtual reality to nuclear and particle physics
VR tool developed by UC Riverside graduate student promises to serve an important purpose in education and research