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News Articles with Topic: Science / Technology

Researchers identify new approach for controlling dengue fever and Zika virus

UC Riverside study uses gene-editing tool to disrupt serotonin receptor linked to egg production in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

By Iqbal Pittalwala | October 17, 2018 | Science / Technology, Health

Oldest evidence for animals found by UCR researchers

Molecular fossil evidence suggests sponges lived on the ancient ocean floors 100 million years before the Cambrian period

By Sarah Nightingale | October 15, 2018 | Science / Technology

Hook injury from catch-and-release can reduce fish feeding

Study shows mouth injuries caused by hook removal reduce feeding performance in suction-feeding fish

By Sarah Nightingale | October 9, 2018 | Science / Technology

Rewriting the textbook on how steroid hormones enter cells

A discovery by scientists at UC Riverside may open up new ways to control steroid hormone-mediated processes, including growth and development in insects, and sexual maturation, immunity, and cancer progression in humans.

By Sarah Nightingale | October 4, 2018 | Science / Technology

$2.3 million NIH grant will support efforts to stop mosquito-borne diseases 

A UC Riverside scientist has been awarded $2.3 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s ‘High-Risk, High-Reward’ program to study the role of steroid hormone transporters in insect development and reproduction.…

By Sarah Nightingale | October 2, 2018 | Science / Technology

Silicone membranes create micron-scale temperature maps

Development could improve microfluidic devices used for point-of-care diagnostics

By Holly Ober | October 1, 2018 | Science / Technology

Physicist to use optical trapping methods to study basic properties of solid-state materials

NSF-funded research represents a new approach to the field of 'crystal engineering'

By Iqbal Pittalwala | September 28, 2018 | Science / Technology

Book taps into the racier aspects of plant sex

Now that UC Riverside professor Norman Ellstrand has your attention, he’d like to teach you about genetics

By Madeline Adamo | September 27, 2018 | Science / Technology

New security flaw discovered in Wi-Fi routers

Hackers can use your wireless router to extract information, and there’s not much you can do to stop them

By Holly Ober | September 20, 2018 | Science / Technology

Picking the perfect pomegranate

Consumer sensory panel shows several promising alternatives to the industry-standard ‘Wonderful’ pomegranate 

By Sarah Nightingale | September 13, 2018 | Science / Technology

Musical sensor shows bad medicine plays false note

Inspired by a musical instrument, the simple sensor can be constructed from common materials and used to detect adulterated or counterfeit drugs

By Holly Ober | September 12, 2018 | Science / Technology

Climate-induced soil changes may cause more erosion and flash flooding

More intensive water cycle could have impact on biodiversity, human health, and water and food security

By Sarah Nightingale | September 12, 2018 | Science / Technology

Renewable natural gas can help California meet climate goals

UC Riverside study finds California can replace up to 5 percent of its natural gas supply using existing raw materials and infrastructure, recommends new state standard

By Holly Ober | September 11, 2018 | Science / Technology

Measuring greenhouse gases on the go

New mobile emissions van allows UCR researchers to track atmospheric emissions anytime, anywhere

By Sarah Nightingale | September 4, 2018 | Science / Technology

Global warming, El Niño could cause wetter winters, drier conditions in other months

Research indicates warming ocean temperatures will intensify winter rainfall in California

By Jeanette Marantos | September 4, 2018 | Science / Technology

Natural gas engine can reduce smog from heavy-duty trucks

Simulated on-road testing shows the engine maintains near-zero emissions during all duty cycles

By Holly Ober | August 30, 2018 | Science / Technology

More than $1 million in grants for computational chemistry and materials science

The research will improve understanding of catalysis and develop new photodetection technologies

By Holly Ober | August 30, 2018 | Science / Technology

Climate change predicted to bring more extremes to inland southern california

Regional report authored by UCR researchers is included in California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment

By Sarah Nightingale | August 27, 2018 | Science / Technology

Nobel Laureate Barry Barish joins UC Riverside faculty

Physicist, whose contributions enabled the first observation of gravitational waves, is the university’s second Nobel Prize winner

By Iqbal Pittalwala | August 27, 2018 | Science / Technology

Professor receives grant to study how fish hunt

NSF grant will support research on how fish coordinate different body parts to catch prey

By Sarah Nightingale | August 24, 2018 | Science / Technology
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