News Articles with Topic: Science / Technology

Study shows how memory function could be preserved after brain injury

UC Riverside-led study identifies role played by an immune signaling molecule in regulating memory function in the normal and injured brain

Does urbanization homogenize regional biodiversity in native bees?

First survey of California’s bees in 50 years will look for effects of habitat destruction

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Murder hornets invade headlines, not the U.S.

Though “murder hornets” are dominating recent headlines, there are no Asian Giant Hornets currently known to be living in the U.S. or Canada, according to UC Riverside Entomology Research Museum Senior Scientist Doug Yanega.

Study finds natural fires help native bees, improve food security

Native bees that boost food crops are in decline but changing fire management policies could help them. Most flowering plant farms employ honeybees, a non-native species originally imported from Europe and managed by beekeepers. However, research shows that farms surrounded by natural bee habitat have higher crop yields. UC Riverside...

Double bubbles pierce with less trouble

Two optical cavitation bubbles penetrate soft materials better than one

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Pandemic brings brisk business to UC Riverside alumna’s soap company

One of humanity’s oldest creations is the most powerful weapon against the coronavirus

Sterilizing surgical masks for safer reuse

UC Riverside engineers are developing low-temperature plasma technology to sterilize masks

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside engineers are developing a test to rapidly identify body fluids at crime scenes

The disposable, low-cost tool will improve the speed and accuracy of investigations

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside freshman builds computers for high school students in need

Computer science student helps ensure Covid-19 pandemic won’t hinder academic success in his community

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Students

Satellite galaxies of the Milky Way help test dark matter theory

UC Riverside physicists demonstrate “self-interacting dark matter” model can be tested using astronomical observations of Draco and Fornax

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

First sighting of mysterious Majorana fermion on a common metal

Physicists’ discovery could lead to a new family of materials for robust qubits in quantum computing

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside bioengineer seeks to calm influenza’s cytokine storms

Work on selective immune system suppression in influenza could transfer directly to COVID-19

By Holly Ober | | 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