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UCR chemist part of team identifying new areas of gene regulation

Researcher Kangling Zhang at the University of California, Riverside is part of a team that has discovered a new way that yeast governs genetic expression and repression, a finding that could be repeated in cells of other organisms. . Zhang, an academic coordinator at the Mass Spectrometry Facility of the Department of Chemistry at UCR, worked with Feng Xu and Michael Grunstein of the Department...

Funding and bureaucracy, not access to journals, are chief obstacles to scientific productivity

The single most important issue obstructing the productivity of biomedical scientists today is the culture of research funding. This finding challenges the belief of some that the lack of "open access" to journal content is a major barrier to scientific productivity. . A survey of 883 biomedical scientists ?in Europe and North America - commissioned by the Publishing Research Consortium found t...

UCR biochemist goes to Washington with high-protein corn

Daniel Gallie's findings propose a useful approach to feed the world's growing population .. . Because his research holds promise for efficiently feeding high-protein corn to people and livestock all over the world, Gallie has been invited to speak to an audience of congressional staff in the Longworth House Office Building of the U.S. House of Re...

UCR environmental scientists propose chemical solution to cleaning California's Salton Sea

UC Riverside scientists are able to improve water quality by 90 percent in the rivers flowing into the Salton Sea, the largest lake in California, by using two kinds of water-treatment chemicals that remove phosphorus and silt from the river water. . .. Results from the study appea...

UCR researchers design chip that can improve citrus varieties

UC Riverside researchers, in partnership with Affymetrix, Inc., have designed a chip ?the GeneChip® Citrus Genome Array ?that can improve citrus varieties and suggest ways to better manage them. By helping determine which genes are turned on in a tissue of citrus ?genes that are associated with taste, acidic content and disease, for example ?the chip provides information useful to researchers for...
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