News Articles with Topic: Science / Technology

Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage

Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for energy storage

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Scientists identify hundreds of drug candidates to treat COVID-19

UC Riverside researchers used a powerful machine-learning approach to screen millions of chemicals to find suitable candidates

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

New tools in the fight against lethal citrus disease

Scientists are closer to gaining the upper hand on Huanglongbing, a disease that has wiped out citrus orchards across the globe. New models of the bacterium linked to the disease reveal control methods that were previously unavailable.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

NIH grant to physicist focuses on how pathogens evolve

Research could lead to the design of new and better treatments to fight disease

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside joins new NSF center for the preservation of biological systems

The grant is the campus’ first successful bid for an NSF Engineering Research Center

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Surprising number of exoplanets could host life

A new UC Riverside study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like Jupiter.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Scientists unlock genetic secrets of wine growers’ worst enemy

Following a decade-long effort, scientists have mapped out the genome of an aphid-like pest capable of decimating vineyards. In so doing, they have discovered how it spreads — and potentially how to stop it. The research team’s work on the genome was published this past week in a BMC Biology...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Using artificial intelligence to smell the roses

UC Riverside study applies machine learning to olfaction with possible vast applications in flavors and fragrances

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside computer scientists receive grant to improve security of visual artificial intelligence

Amit Roy-Chowdhury leads project that will develop robust context-aware machine vision for computers

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside research team fuels the hemp revolution

A new hemp pulping method that converts 100% of the plant to useful components moves toward commercialization

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Neurons are genetically programmed to have long lives

UC Riverside-led study identifies mechanism that prevents death of neurons

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Hot or cold, venomous vipers still quick to strike

Most reptiles move slower when temperatures drop, but venomous rattlesnakes appear to be an exception. The cold affects them, but not as much as scientists expected.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Parasitic worm venom evades human immune system

It’s likely that billions of people are unaware they have been infected with parasitic worms. A UC Riverside scientist has won $1.8 million to try and understand why. The National Institutes of Health granted an Outstanding Investigator Award to Adler Dillman, an assistant professor of parasitology, so he can shed...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside partners with City of Riverside on Eastside revitalization project

CE-CERT will track greenhouse gas reductions, indicators of public health, and economic impacts from the $31 million dollar project

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Nationwide project seeks to understand how brain exercises produce cognitive benefits

How does memory training lead to cognitive benefits? Aaron Seitz, director of the Brain Game Center for mental fitness and well-being at the University of California, Riverside, has wrestled with this question for several years. Now he and Susanne Jaeggi, an associate professor at the UC Irvine School of Education...

Parasite infestations revealed by tiny chicken backpacks

Blood-feeding livestock mites can be detected with wearable sensor technology nicknamed “Fitbits for chickens.” To help farmers detect mite infestations, a team of entomologists, computer scientists, and biologists led by UC Riverside entomologist Amy Murillo has created a new insect detection system. The team’s work is detailed in the journal...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Research advances understanding of how the brain focuses while ignoring distractions

UC Riverside mouse study has implications for treating neuropsychiatric diseases such as ADHD and schizophrenia

Couldn’t socially distance? Blame your working memory

UC Riverside-led study highlights critical role working memory capacity plays in social distancing compliance during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

$20M sustainable nanotechnology partnership renewed

The National Science Foundation, or NSF, has renewed funding for a UC Riverside laboratory solving big environmental and agricultural challenges with very small chemical particles called nanomaterials.

UC Riverside discovers first effective treatment for citrus-destroying disease

UC Riverside scientists have found the first substance capable of controlling Citrus Greening Disease, which has devastated citrus farms in Florida and also threatens California. The new treatment effectively kills the bacterium causing the disease with a naturally occurring molecule found in wild citrus relatives. This molecule, an antimicrobial peptide...