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UCR School of Medicine uses light to target PTSD recovery

From the biomedical science labs, Assistant Professor Jun-Hyeong Cho, M.D., Ph.D, and his postdoctoral researcher Woong Bin Kim are manipulating suppression of memory through the use of light to limit neuron communication. This is...

ASUCR senators sworn in at first state of the association meeting

ASUCR’s first state of the association meeting of fall quarter convened in the senate chambers on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. After roll call, 2017-18’s ASUCR senators were sworn in, officially beginning their...

Researchers discover harmful effects of thirdhand smoking

Manuela Martins-Green, a professor of cell biology at UC Riverside, and chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, has led her team in researching the effects of thirdhand smoking, otherwise known...

UCR researchers forecast El Nino-type rain for California

California is expected to receive, on average, about 12 percent more rain through the 21st century with more El Nino-like conditions, suggest recent findings by UCR researchers Robert Allen and Rainer Luptowitz. Allen, assistant professor...

UCR aims to lead charge toward creating an improved avocado

A recent press release from UC Riverside described the school’s increased commitment to the expansion of its nearly 70-year-old avocado breeding program as a response to the recent boom in avocado demand. Through a...

UCPD sheds light on campus emergency preparation

A Las Vegas country music festival, Route 91 Harvest, ended in tragedy on Sunday, Oct. 1 as a lone gunman shot and killed 59 individuals, and injured 489 more. Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old resident...

UCR fruit fly study’s findings could help explain human behavior

UCR researchers are exploring how experiencing rejection can influence future courtship behavior. The focus of this study was on behavioral patterns of male fruit flies before and after experiencing rejection from females. The experiments...

UCR study identifies new animal hosts for deadly Chagas disease

A recent research study conducted at UC Riverside is identifying new animal hosts that carry parasites causing Chagas disease, a fatal infection common in South America. The disease is transmitted through contact with parasite-carrying...

Bilingualism Matters launches at UCR

A cross-disciplinary team of UCR professors and researchers is trying to promote bilingualism by establishing a local chapter of the Bilingualism Matters project. Organized by Distinguished Professor of Psychology Judith Kroll and Assistant Professor...

UCR researchers find genetic tool to disrupt mosquito adaptation

A UCR postdoctoral fellow in entomology, Colince Kamdem, has discovered a weakness in the genes that give mosquitos their uncanny ability to adapt to the insecticides humans use to ward them off. Mosquitos, according...