UCR In the News
David Lo, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, talks about the Delta Variant, virus transmission, vaccinations, and more.
Tim Lyons, a professor of biogeochemistry, comments on a new theory that Earth got its oxygen because the planet slowed down and days got longer.
L.A.-based interdisciplinary artist Anna Wittenberg's video-enhanced sculptural installation, referencing cattle, sheep and other animals, will be on view Aug. 21 through Feb. 6 at UCR Arts.
Gerald Maguire, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, discusses stuttering, an issue getting more attention now that President Biden, a long-time stutterer, is in the White House.
Richard Carpiano, public health scientist and medical sociologist, says many hospital staff are apt to reflect the attitudes — and fears — of the public at large when it comes to getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
Medical sociologist Richard Carpiano says the anger of the current moment is a reassuring sign that, for all the attention grabbed by the vocally vaccine hesitant, a majority of people "believe in science, and know what they need to do."
Oil and gas companies can prevent earthquakes by reducing the rate of wastewater injections, according to a new study co-authored by James Dietrich, professor emeritus of geophysics.
Research from anthropologist Nawa Sugiyama suggests that rabbits were kept in captivity for food in the Americas, but were never fully domesticated. "Every single rabbit you see that is domesticated, including your fluffy pet... are all of the European species," Sugiyama said.
Thomas Sy, associate psychology professor, published research showing that a happy, calm disposition is likely to make for an effective leader -- especially for women in positions of power.
Research engineer Sadrul Ula weighs in on proposals to reduce incentives for new solar panel users.
In Light Of UC Vaccine Requirement, LA County Indoor Mask Mandate, Exploring The Potential For Vaccine Verification
Richard Carpiano, professor of public policy, discusses what a future COVID verification system might look like.
Entomologist Matt Daugherty studies Pierce's disease, a sickness that has destroyed tens of thousands of acres of grapevines. He said populations of an insect that spreads the disease remained low until the insects developed a resistance to pesticide.
Sociologist Ellen Reese and physicist Flip Tanedo weigh in on the implications of private space flights for billionaires.
Soft robots still tend to rely on hard electronics to function, but a new invention from engineers Will Grover, Philip Brisk, and Kostas Karydis might reduce that need for unyielding chips.
Taner Osman, manager at the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development, says the state cannot afford any economic slowdown associated with a surge in new COVID cases.
Brain health is similar to the other muscles in your body: If you don't use it, you'll lose it. However, Aaron Seitz, psychology professor and director of UCR's Brain Game Center, says figuring out how best to promote cognitive health is challenging.
Planetary astrophysicist Stephen Kane tells Forbes it has long been suspected that Venus is volcanically active. However, there remains a great deal of mystery regarding the atmospheric chemistry in the planet's middle and deep atmosphere, where products of volcanic outgassing would play a major role.
Do vaccines protect against the COVID Delta variant, are booster shots needed, and can vaccinated people get symptoms?
Brandon Brown, an associate professor in the School of Medicine, says fully vaccinated people can still transmit the Delta variant to others due to how transmissible the strain is.
Electrical and computer engineering professor Mihri Ozkan estimates that capturing one ton of carbon from the air using solar and energy storage could run between $430 and $690, the most expensive renewable option.
Microbiologist Juliet Morrison says it’s important to know that it’s not the virus itself that puts people in the ICU, but rather the immune system’s response to the virus. That means the most effective treatment for those infected would stop the coronavirus before it makes the immune system go haywire.