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Goldwater-Fulbright scholars
Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fulbright scholars 
Goldwater scholars Shayan Saeed and Ryan Gates; and U.S. Fulbright scholars Jacqueline Aguirre de la O and Zehra Qazi are recipients of two of the nation’s most prestigious awards.  The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is one of the country’s most competitive honors in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The application process is rigorous and asks students to think deeply about their research and long-term goals.
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Making freshman calculus add up for more students
UC Riverside is leading a new, $1.26 million project to bring calculus classes to life for students who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects. 
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Modified yeast inhibits fungal growth in plants
External application could reduce agricultural reliance on fungicides
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Better predicting how plants and animals will weather climate extremes
A team of scientists led by UC Riverside has devised a more accurate way to predict the effects of climate change on plants and animals — and whether some will survive at all.
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How concerned should we be about the Delta variant?
UC Riverside experts share their thoughts
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Geckos might lose their tails, but not their dinner
A new UC Riverside study finds geckos are fierce hunters whether or not their tails are attached to their bodies.
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How a supermassive black hole originates
UC Riverside-led study points to a seed black hole produced by a dark matter halo collapse
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Trions exhibit novel characteristics in moiré superlattices
When two similar atomic layers with mismatching lattice constants — the constant distance between a layer’s unit cells — and/or orientation are stacked together, the resulting bilayer can exhibit a moiré pattern and form a moiré superlattice. 
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Decoded genome of little-known disease offers hope for citrus
UC Riverside scientists are hoping the RNA of an obscure infection can one day be used like a Trojan horse to deliver life-saving treatments to citrus trees.
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Study of perception and memory in older adults will improve understanding of dementias
UC Riverside scientists will use a $2 million NIH grant to study the brain’s locus coeruleus
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Venus and Earth
UCR joins forces with NASA on missions to Venus
By joining NASA on their newly announced missions, UC Riverside is hoping to learn how Venus went from pleasant, Earth-like planet to blistering wasteland.
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A new dimension in the quest to understand dark matter
UC Riverside dark matter research program targets assumptions about particle physics
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2021 voices: Grads share pivotal moments of their educational journeys
More than 7,100 students are eligible to graduate; Commencement events kick off on June 3 with the School of Medicine.
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$3 million grant aims to prolong life for dialysis patients
The five-year survival rate for people on dialysis is under 50 percent. University of California researchers are hoping to improve that prognosis. 
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Brain injury research to focus on moderate concussion
Viji Santhakumar, an associate professor of molecular, cell and systems biology at the University of California, Riverside, has received funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disaster and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health to further pursue research on moderate concussive brain injury, which results from car accidents or sports-related concussions.
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W.M. Keck Observatory
Project illuminates where giant exoplanets reside 
Astronomers have long wondered whether the configuration of planets in our solar system is common elsewhere in the universe. New results from the longest-running survey of exoplanets helps answer this question.
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