The University of California-Riverside, (UCR) was established in 1954 and is one of the 10 University of California campuses. Today, UCR has approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UCR pioneered work in biologic pesticides and is known for its research on citrus and entomology. UCR plans to open a new medical research and medical school by 2012.
Ancient ocean chemistry: Effects of biological oxygen production 100 million years before it accumulated in atmosphere
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists widely accept that around 2.4 billion years ago, the Earth's atmosphere underwent a dramatic change when oxygen levels rose sharply. Called the "Great Oxidation Event" (GOE), the oxygen spike marks ...
Keys to long life: Longevity study unearths surprising answers
Cheer up. Stop worrying. Don't work so hard. Good advice for a long life? As it turns out, no. In a groundbreaking study of personality as a predictor of longevity, University of California, Riverside researchers found just ...
New 'electronic nose' nano-sensor being developed for food safety, health
The "electronic nose" sensor developed by a University of California, Riverside engineering professor, and being commercialized by Innovation Economy Crowd (ieCrowd), will be further refined to detect deadly pathogens including ...
Chemists transform acids into bases
Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have accomplished in the lab what until now was considered impossible: transform a family of compounds which are acids into bases.
Improving evolutionary Tree of Life: Study provides robust molecular phylogeny for mammalian families
An international research team led by biologists at the University of California, Riverside and Texas A&M University has released for the first time a large and robust DNA matrix that has representation for all mammalian ...
Evidence for a persistently iron-rich ocean changes views on Earth's early history
Over the last half a billion years, the ocean has mostly been full of oxygen and teeming with animal life. But earlier, before animals had evolved, oxygen was harder to come by. Now a new study led by researchers at the University ...
The buzz around beer
Ever wondered why flies are attracted to beer? Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have, and offer an explanation. They report that flies sense glycerol, a sweet-tasting compound that yeasts make during ...
A major step forward towards drought tolerance in crops
When a plant encounters drought, it does its best to cope with this stress by activating a set of protein molecules called receptors. These receptors, once activated, turn on processes that help the plant survive the stress.
Flight patterns reveal how mosquitoes find hosts to transmit deadly diseases
The carbon dioxide we exhale and the odors our skins emanate serve as crucial cues to female mosquitoes on the hunt for human hosts to bite and spread diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever.
Scientists rediscover rarest US bumblebee
A team of scientists from the University of California, Riverside recently rediscovered the rarest species of bumblebee in the United States, last seen in 1956, living in the White Mountains of south-central New Mexico.