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News Articles with Topic: Science / Technology

Natural mosquito repellent startup wins seed funding

If you love the outdoors but hate mosquitoes, there is hope. A natural mosquito repellent that is as effective as stinky, solvent-based formulas is on the horizon. Sensorygen , a startup founded by UC Riverside molecular, cell and systems biology professor Anandasankar Ray based on his discovery of natural mosquito repellent compounds, won $50,000...
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

Physics undergraduate student headed to CERN

Sergio Garcia will do research during the winter quarter on a particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Students, Science / Technology

4 UCR graduate students win grants to do research in the natural reserves

Projects include the study of aquatic insect communities, bumble bees, and the impact of climate change on plants
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives $4.5 million for engineering graduate education

Five GAANN Awards from the U.S. Department of Education will support 90 engineering graduate students
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Two ECE faculty on most highly cited list

Two electrical and computer engineering (ECE) faculty at the University of California, Riverside have been named to the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of the Thomson Reuters. The list includes frequently cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, and recognizes...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

CE-CERT Director appointed to U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Committee

Matthew J. Barth, UC Riverside College of Engineering - Center for Environmental Research and Technology Director and Yeager Families Chair, was recently appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). This powerful subcommittee provides...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering welcomes 17 new faculty

This year, UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) welcomed 17 new faculty members, bringing its total faculty cohort to 129. Among the additions are the new engineering dean, a distinguished engineering professor, three provost diversity fellows, a Fulbright Scholar, a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Bioengineering-led Neuroengineering Symposium brings more than 80 academic experts to share their advancement and build partnerships

UCR’s Department of Bioengineering led the campus’ first Computational Neuroimaging and Neuroengineering Symposium (CNNS) in November. The symposium brought together more than 80 cognitive neuroscientists, computational psychologists, bioengineers and neuroengineers, electrical and computer engineers, and computer scientists to discuss new advances...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Bioengineering to host an open house of its new Pediatric Rehabilitation Technology Lab showcasing advancements in pediatric assistive devices

The ability to move independently permits us to examine the world around us. Children born with motor impairments face unique challenges to learn about their environment and develop cognitively and socially through locomotion. Innovative research in pediatric rehabilitative technologies allow children with these disabilities to interact with and...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Grant will help engineer human-like nerve tissue

The tissue will be used to study neurological diseases
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Speaking science to policy

The Science to Policy program prepares scientists to become trusted advisors to legislators
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside research could eventually lead to advances in pulmonary healthcare

Scientists are just beginning to understand the mechanics of the lung
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: ‘electron quantum metamaterials’

UC Riverside’s Nathaniel Gabor and colleague formulate a vision for the field in a perspective article
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Nutrient-recycling microbes may feel the heat 

Study led by UCR researcher explores how climate change affects nature’s ability to recycle
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

New attacks on graphics processors endanger user privacy

Hackers can use the graphics processing unit to spy on web activity, steal passwords, and break into cloud-based applications
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Physicists explain how large spherical viruses form

UC Riverside-led study deciphers key elements for the assembly of a large virus; understanding its formation could contain viruses’ spread
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

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

UC psychologists devise free test for measuring intelligence

Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices, or APM, is a widely used standardized test to measure reasoning ability, often administered to undergraduate students. One drawback, however, is that the test, which has been in use for about 80 years, takes 40 to 60 minutes to complete. Another is that the test kit and answer sheets can cost hundreds of...

Study explains why tall individuals are more prone to cancer

UC Riverside evolutionary biologist says increased cancer risk associated with height is due primarily to an increase in the number of body cells
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

Study explores infant body position and learning

UC Riverside psychologist’s research provides strong evidence that infants’ motor skills directly impact the physical context of their everyday experiences
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