The thrust of the problem
A new understanding of a fault that caused a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake can help scientists better predict where and when the next big one will hit.
Scientists crack structure of a novel enzyme linked to cell growth and cancer
UC Riverside-led study could lead to the development of drugs that target liver and other cancers
The most spectacular celestial vision you’ll never see
Contrary to previous thought, a gigantic planet in wild orbit does not preclude the presence of an Earth-like planet in the same solar system – or life on that planet. What’s more, the view from that Earth-like planet as its giant neighbor moves past would be unlike anything it is possible to view in our own night skies on Earth, according to new research led by Stephen Kane, associate professor of planetary astrophysics at UC Riverside.
New research finding gives valleytronics a boost
UC Riverside-led team overcomes a stumbling block in this relatively new technology
Game changer: New chemical keeps plants plump
A UC Riverside-led team has created a chemical to help plants hold onto water, which could stem the tide of massive annual crop losses from drought and help farmers grow food despite a changing climate. “Drought is the No. 1 cause, closely tied with flooding, of annual crop failures worldwide,” said Sean Cutler, a plant cell biology professor at UC Riverside, who led the research. “This chemical is an exciting new tool that could help farmers better manage crop performance when water levels are low.”
Small magnets reveal big secrets
Work by international research team could have wide-ranging impact on information technology applications
Scientists unpack how taste neurons control food intake
UC Riverside-led research on fruit fly could lead to better understanding of how taste information is coded in the brain
UC Riverside helps secure the future of food
If you’re eating fruits, nuts, grains, or vegetables in a few years, you’ll likely owe a debt of gratitude to UC Riverside. The university has created a program to transition today’s undergraduates into professional scientists solving tomorrow’s farming challenges. The program, called Plants-3D, will train students to discover, design, and deploy biology and engineering solutions to the projected problem of massive-scale food insecurity due to climate change.