Harm-reduction cigarettes are more toxic than traditional cigarettes, study finds
Typically, tobacco companies market harm-reduction cigarettes as being safer than traditional "full-flavored" brands, leading many smokers to conclude that the use of harm-reduction brands lowers their exposure to toxicants.
Ecologists Say Metabolism Accounts for Why Natural Selection Favors Only Some Species
How eating fruit and vegetables can improve cancer patients' response to chemotherapy
The leading cause of death in all cancer patients continues to be the resistance of tumor cells to chemotherapy, a form of treatment in which chemicals are used to kill cells.
Vitamin D a key player in overall health of several body organs, says UC Riverside biochemist
Essential for life in higher animals, vitamin D, once linked to only bone diseases such as rickets and osteoporosis, is now recognized as a major player in contributing to overall human health, emphasizes UC Riverside's Anthony ...
Researchers propose minocycline as a promising drug for patients with Fragile X syndrome
A UC Riverside-led team of biomedical scientists has found that a readily available drug called minocycline, used widely to treat acne and skin infections, can be used to treat Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause ...
Biochemists devise method for bypassing aluminum toxicity effects in plants
Most elementary schools in California will fail to meet proficiency requirements by 2014
How well students and schools – from kindergarten through high school – succeed in mastering a curriculum that includes English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, and the social and natural sciences, strongly influences ...
Tahitian vanilla originated in Maya forests
The origin of the Tahitian vanilla orchid, whose cured fruit is the source of the rare and highly esteemed gourmet French Polynesian spice, has long eluded botanists. Known by the scientific name Vanilla ta ...
Researcher develops novel method to grow human embryonic stem cells
Graduate student discovers, names bacterium linked to psyllid yellows
Entomologists play matchmakers for cerambycid beetles
Discovery by UC Riverside physicists could enable development of faster computers
[B]Roland Kawakami's lab proposes a simple technique for controlling electron spin and current flow[/B] Physicists at UC Riverside have made an accidental discovery in the lab that has potential to change how ...
California's wildflowers are disappearing, new book by UCR ecologist cautions
[B]Richard Minnich says policies and measures are needed to preserve state's flower heritage[/B] At least since the late 18th century, invasive plant species introduced by humans have devastated California's botanical her ...