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New book by UCR biologist discusses 12 diseases that impacted humanity

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Understanding past outbreaks of diseases can better prepare us for diseases in our future. This, in a nutshell, is the message of a new book by a professor emeritus of biology at the University of California, Riverside. Irwin W. Shermans Twelve Diseases That Changed Our Worl...

How new species evolve is focus of public lecture at UC Riverside

...om the National Science Foundation. He joined the ucr faculty in 1984. He was the Faculty Research Lecturer for ucr in 1998. In 2003, he was a recipient of the pres...ommunity members committed to advancing science at ucr and in Inland Southern California. The talk i...

Knowledge of genetics improves uncertain medication

...atment. Data from 5,700 subjects undergoing treatment with Waran were collected from the four parts of the globe. Niclas Eriksson, a statistician at ucr Uppsala Clinical Research Center has developed a model for calculating the right dosage of Waran for individuals of European, African, and Asian ori...

AMA Commends N.Y. Investigation of Health Insurers

...ill pay for medical services is by calculating the ucr -- a term that refers to "usual, customary, and re...ces in a given market. "Instead of determining ucr amounts in a fair and evenhanded manner, UnitedHea... uses data that we contend pervasively understates ucr amounts. Unfortunately, there is no reason to thin...

Predators do more than kill prey

...low these waterfalls, where the killifish coexist with a diversity of predators. Second, they reared the grandchildren of these killifish in a lab at ucr to ensure that any differences observed between populations are likely to be genetic, and not environmental, in origin. To quantify the direct and ...

UCR researcher awarded $2.1M stem cell grant to study Alzheimer's disease

...esearch grants at 22 California institutions. In June 2007, CIRM awarded ucr a stem cell research facility grant . In February 2007, the institute gave grants to two ucr faculty members to conduct human embryonic stem cell research directed at i...

New class of RNA molecules may be important in human cancer

... In another experiment, Croce and his colleagues measured the activity of ucr genes in human chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and colorectal and liver cance.... Finally, this study showed that artificially lowering the level of one ucr in colon cancer cells caused many of them to die, reducing their spread by ...

Altered expression of ultraconserved noncoding RNAs linked to human leukemias and carcinomas

...e highly conserved among different species, and although they do not encode proteins, they are likely to be functional. Inhibition of an overexpressed ucr induced apoptosis in colon cancer cells. Interestingly, the researchers also identified a functional role of miRNAs in the transcriptional regulation ...

Genetic Secrets Behind the Dragline Silk

...ey describe their work to identify the genes encoding the two key proteins, named MaSp1 and MaSp2, and determine the genes complete DNA sequences. The ucr Office of Technology Commercialization has filed a patent application on the gene sequences. There are currently no products on the market bas...
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13 UCR faculty members recognized by American Association for the Advancement of Science

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Thirteen UC Riverside researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Including this years fellows, the total number of UCR faculty members who have been recognized with AAAS Fellow distinction is 172. Election as a fellow...

California's wildflowers are disappearing, new book by UCR ecologist cautions

RIVERSIDE, Calif. At least since the late 18th century, invasive plant species introduced by humans have devastated California's botanical heritage by destroying native flora, resulting in bad pastures and posing a fire hazard, a new book by a UC Riverside ecologist explains. "We need to recog...

Public lecture at UC Riverside to discuss origin and fate of universe

...s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and the Science Circle, a group of university and community members committed to advancing science at ucr and in Inland Southern California. The talk is the last of five lectures scheduled this year . The lecture series, titled " The Science of Evol...

UC Riverside geneticist receives highest honor from Botanical Society of America

...rd recipients have won the Nobel Prize, National Medal of Science or election to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Ellstrand joined the ucr faculty in 1979 following a year's postdoctoral stint at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978. His va...

Synthetic chemical offers solution for crops facing drought

...A receptor problem for more than 20 years, and claims for ABA receptors are not easily received by the scientific community," said Cutler, who came to ucr in 2007 from the University of Toronto. "We screened thousands of chemicals for one that mimics ABA. We found pyrabactin activates some of the ABA re...

UC Riverside professor receives top scientific honor

...along with 71 others, brings the number of current ucr faculty elected to NAS to three. Four additional ucr faculty members who received the honor are decease...culty member who received the honor when he was at ucr is now at UC Irvine. There are currently just...

UC Riverside researcher names lichen after President Barack Obama

... Rosa Island in California," said Kerry Knudsen, the lichen curator in the ucr Herbarium . "I named it Caloplaca obamae to show my appreciation for the ...anching began there in the 1850s." Knudsen, 58, has been working in the ucr Herbarium, a field research resource of the Department of Botany and Plant...

UC Riverside biochemist to study how crops can increase protein production

...ie is the principal investigator of the National Science Foundation grant. ucr will manage the multi-investigator project that also involves researchers a...; the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and the University of Arizona. ucr has received $569,681 from the National Science Foundation for the first ye...

UCR researchers propose minocycline as a promising drug for patients with Fragile X syndrome

...rt scientific research aimed at finding a treatment and a cure for Fragile X. Dr. Michael Tranfaglia, FRAXA's chief scientific officer, said of the ucr researchers, "This group has done something unique and incredibly valuable: They have identified an off-the-shelf treatment for Fragile X through the...

UC Riverside botanist to study role of plants in southern California's drought

...gative impacts," he said. Richard Minnich , a professor of geography at ucr and fire ecology expert, noted that Southern California has been in a water...region's fire regimes." Santiago's project will create opportunities for ucr students to do research on local ecosystems. "Our students, like most S...
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UCR physicist receives highest honor US government gives young scientists or engineers

...mmunities. She is a founding faculty member of the ucr Undergraduate Research Journal. She also organized...physics in 1997 and 2001, respectively. She joined ucr in 2004, after an appointment as a research associate in the Hewlett-Packard Laboratory. At ucr she is a member of the Center for Nanoscale Scien...

UC Riverside researcher develops novel method to grow human embryonic stem cells

...ty position in the Department of Biochemistry at ucr in 2006. He was joined in the research project by Nicole Harb of ucr and Trevor K. Archer of the National Institute of ...), NC. The research was a collaboration between ucr and NIEHS, and funded by...

International team of scientists discover clue to delay of life on Earth

...dy was led by Clint Scott, a graduate student at University of California Riverside. Scott works with Timothy Lyons, a professor of biogeochemistry at ucr who is a long-time collaborator of Anbars and also an author of the paper. Clints data are an important new piece in a puzzle weve been trying to ...
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Stem cell

... publications in science, technology and health. Stem cells are fast becoming relevant to all aspects of our society, with ... The goals of the ucr Stem Cell Center is to provide the members of the community ... Stem cell news about treatments and sources, including cord blood stem ...
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