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Middle school girls watch a robot they made at a UC Riverside summer robotics camp
UC Riverside program for high school students aims to diversify STEM workforce
Underrepresented students will participate in carefully designed summer research and educational activities at UC Riverside
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Malaria parasite’s survival linked to two proteins
UC Riverside-led research could lead to novel antimalarial therapeutic strategies
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UC Riverside's Graduate Division winner, Claire Whitaker on March 3, 2022. (UCR/Stan Lim)
Fruit fungus for the win at Grad Slam
UC Riverside’s winner, Claire Whitaker, moves onto the UC-level competition in May.
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tryptophan bacteria
No Thanksgiving for bacteria or fungus
UC Riverside scientists have developed a technique for solving a decades-old mystery involving the chemical in turkey that makes people sleepy. Their new ability to map the atoms involved in the production of tryptophan opens the door to new antibiotic and antifungal drugs.
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rainy day in the desert
Following rain, desert microbes exhale potent greenhouse gas
New UC Riverside research shows how, after it rains, microbes in desert soil convert one form of pollution into another — laughing gas. 
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How a virus packages its genetic material
Simulations by UC Riverside-led team could help design nanocontainers used in drug delivery
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NASA launch
From the streets to the stratosphere: clean driving technology enables cleaner rocket fuel
A chemical used in electric vehicle batteries could also give us carbon-free fuel for space flight, according to new UC Riverside research.
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Community college transfer students accepted to UCR can now apply for a summer research internship and receive a $5,000 stipend. (UCR/Stan Lim)
UCR offers new research internship for community college transfers
Grant-funded program includes a $5,000 stipend for participants.
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hybrid electric
Can the Salton Sea geothermal field prevent the coming lithium shortage?
University of California, Riverside scientists will join a first-of-its-kind effort to map out California’s so-called “Lithium Valley,” and learn whether it can meet America’s urgent demand for lithium in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way. 
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Surprisingly high fraction of dead galaxies found in ancient galactic city
Why cluster’s galaxies are unlike those in all the other known protoclusters is a mystery, says UC Riverside-led team
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Who’s responsible for roadside rubbish?
New UC Riverside research reveals that items in litter typically originate less than two miles from where they’re found — and unless humans remove them, most of these items will never leave the environment.
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Megalodon on display
New research bites holes into theories about Megalodons
A new study leaves large tooth marks in previous conclusions about the body shape of the Megalodon, one of the largest sharks that ever lived. 
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Using physics to explain the transmission effects of different SARS-CoV-2 mutations
UC Riverside-led team develops new computational method that applies techniques from statistical physics mathematical models in epidemiology
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UC Riverside is one of 45 California colleges and universities participating in the newly launched #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program. (File photo, UCR/Stan Lim)
$4.8 million grant to benefit students, support community service projects
UCR is one of 45 colleges and universities participating in this statewide program.
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bacteria pilus
Human gut bacteria have sex to share vitamin B12
Your gut bacteria need vitamin B12 just as much as you do. Though DNA is usually passed from parent to child, new research shows gut bacteria transfer genes through “sex” in order to take their vitamins.
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mask and keys
Cleaning your car may not protect you from this carcinogen
It is unlikely that a cancer-causing chemical inside your car can be dusted or wiped way, according to new UC Riverside research. 
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