Content Tagged with: Research Blog

Gravitational waves hint at dark matter and Big Bang mysteries

Study reports very simple forms of matter could generate detectable gravitational wave backgrounds soon after the Big Bang

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physicists gain hands-on experience using cyclotron at UC Davis

Team included undergraduate and graduate students

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Research breakthrough on birth defect affecting brain size

Nonsense-mediated RNA decay, or NMD, is an evolutionarily conserved molecular mechanism in which potentially defective messenger RNAs, or mRNAs (genetic material that instructs the body on how to make proteins), are degraded. Disruption of the NMD pathway can lead to neurological disorders, immune diseases, cancers, and other pathologies. Mutations...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Molecular crystal motors move when exposed to light

Potential applications include drug delivery

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Virtual villages can promote social engagement and mental wellbeing

UC Riverside-led study focused on older people living with HIV

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physics research puts UCR on landscape of particle manipulation

Successful trapping of electrons could lead to new quantum computing architectures

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Identification of new signaling pathway advances cancer research

UC Riverside-led study focuses on the oncoprotein MYC

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Study examines salt taste in flies

UC Riverside research uncovers mechanism that reduces intake of harmful levels of salt

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

What role does alternative splicing play in neurodegenerative disease?

UC Riverside scientists David Nikom and Sika Zheng explain in a timely review

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

How does photosynthesis work so efficiently?

How do living systems establish themselves and work so well? This is a question UC Riverside physicists Nathaniel M. Gabor and Jed Kistner-Morris, as well as scholarly writing expert Benjamin W. Stewart explore in an article they published in this month’s issue of Physics Today, a magazine of the American Institute of Physics. The trio zero in on...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

A manual for engineering spin dynamics in nanomagnets

Manual can help debug and design nanomagnet devices

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Treatment needs of unhoused Hawaiians requires more attention, study says

An estimated 326,000 to 580,000 individuals experience sheltered homelessness in the United States each night, putting them at risk for depression, anxiety, serious mental illness, substance use, and physical health problems. Nonetheless, little is known about their treatment needs, particularly of community-dwelling unhoused individuals living...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Anthropology professor co-authors study about climate change and the effects on human health

The study uses bioarchaeological data to trace the impact of climate change over the past 5,000 years

By Julia Woock |

High religiosity/spirituality linked to better cardiovascular health

UC Riverside-led study focused on African Americans living in Jackson, Mississippi

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Flavor chemical use is increasing popularity of tobacco-flavored products

Students and young adults are especially attracted to e-cigarettes with appealing flavors

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Scientists classify entire planet’s ecosystems for the first time

Collaboration to enhance conservation goals

By Jules Bernstein |

Antiferromagnetic hybrids achieve important functionality for spintronic applications

UC Riverside-led study shows robust spin transport at antiferromagnet/ferromagnet interfaces

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Researchers report discovery of novel electronic state

Discovery can help understand interactions among electrons in two dimensions for engineering new electronic devices, says UC Riverside physicist

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Formation of black holes linked to spatial dimensions

More spatial dimensions can facilitate the collapse of gas, UC Riverside study finds

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Children and adolescents were 20% less physically active during COVID-19 pandemic

Meta-analysis paper calls for targeted public health initiatives to address the crisis

By Iqbal Pittalwala |