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Microbiology News

June 19, 2020

Congratulations to current Microbiology Ph.D. student Salma Alavi, recent Microbiology MS Jon Mitchell, and Professor Ansel Hsiao on their paper "Interpersonal Gut Microbiome Variation Drives Susceptibility and Resistance to Cholera Infection," which was recently published in the prestigious journal Cell.

Authors

 

Microbiology Executive Committee 2020-2021

Shou-wei Ding

Meera Nair

A. L. N. Rao

 

CNAS News

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Wildfires can cause dangerous debris flows
Wildfires don’t stop being dangerous after the flames go out. Even one modest rainfall after a fire can cause a deadly landslide, according to new UC Riverside research.
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The first human settlers on islands caused extinctions
Though some believe prehistoric humans lived in harmony with nature, a new UC Riverside analysis of fossils shows human arrival in the Bahamas caused some birds to be lost from the islands and other species to be completely wiped out.
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Carb-eating bacteria under viral threat
Strictly speaking, humans cannot digest complex carbohydrates — that’s the job of bacteria in our large intestines. UC Riverside scientists have just discovered a new group of viruses that attack these bacteria.
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Venus might be habitable today, if not for Jupiter
Venus might not be a sweltering, waterless hellscape today if Jupiter hadn’t altered its orbit around the sun, according to new UC Riverside research.
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Scientists precisely measure total amount of matter in the universe
UC Riverside-led team’s technique relied on determining the mass of galaxy clusters
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Entomologist gains ignoble distinction
People who research insects for a living are just like us — totally creeped out by spiders. This is the finding of a paper that earned retired UC Riverside spider expert Richard Vetter a 2020 Ig Nobel Award.
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Let them eat rocks
UC Riverside is leading an effort that could help ensure food security and improve the worst effects of climate change — by studying rock-eating bacteria and fungi.
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Newly discovered planet survived the death of its star
Astronomers report what may be the first example of an intact planet closely orbiting a white dwarf
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