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  • UC Riverside Scientist Named AAAS Fellow
    (November 20, 2017) Sean Cutler, a professor of plant cell biology and chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • Research Offers a Peek at Election Day 2016
    (November 16, 2017) Newly published research about election night 2016 may help reduce stereotypes, a UC Riverside researcher maintains.
  • UC Riverside Alumnus Wins 2017 National Book Award for Poetry
    (November 16, 2017) Frank Bidart, who graduated from UCR in 1962, received the honor for his book “Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016."
  • Newly Discovered Exoplanet Will be Swallowed by Own Star
    (November 16, 2017) Astronomers don’t know much about the history of a newly-discovered exoplanet called HD 76920b, but they can predict its rather grim future: it will be dragged toward, and eventually devoured, by its host star. The discovery of HD 76920b and its anticipated fate are described in a forthcoming article in The Astronomical Journal. The international team of researchers, including UC Riverside’s Stephen Kane, is studying distant planetary systems to learn more about what constitutes a ‘typical’ solar system and to seek signs of life in other parts of the universe.
  • Acclaimed Stanford Economist to Present Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture
    (November 15, 2017) Relying on the power of “big data,” Chetty’s research aims to develop novel policy solutions that empower families and communities to reduce poverty and improve quality of life.
  • Making Mosquitoes Self-Destruct
    (November 14, 2017) Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline. The addition of Cas9 will enable the use of the CRISPR gene editing tool to make efficient, targeted changes to the mosquitoes’ DNA.
  • Researchers Identify Hormone for Treating Sepsis
    (November 13, 2017) UCR biomedical scientists have discovered that the human protein resistin could be used to treat sepsis.
  • How and Why Blood Clots Shrink
    (November 9, 2017) In an article published recently in Nature Communications, researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine used high-powered microscopy and rheometry—the measurement of how materials become deformed in response to applied force—to view how blood clots shrink in real time and at the cellular level. The findings will be useful in the development of new therapies for clotting disorders.

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