University of California - Riverside

The University of California-Riverside, (UCR) was established in 1954 and is one of the 10 University of California campuses. Today, UCR has approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UCR pioneered work in biologic pesticides and is known for its research on citrus and entomology. UCR plans to open a new medical research and medical school by 2012.

Address
204B University Village Riverside, CA 92521
Website
http://www.ucr.edu/
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Riverside

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Medical research

Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the ...

Health

Scientists find thirdhand smoke affects cells in humans

Thirdhand smoke can damage epithelial cells in the respiratory system by stressing cells and causing them to fight for survival, a research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found. The ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

An 'awe-full' state of mind can set you free

An induced feeling of awe, or state of wonder, may be the best strategy yet for alleviating the discomfort that comes from uncertain waiting.

Medical research

Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating

Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling are affected when we eat a high-energy diet and how they contribute to obesity are not well understood.

Oncology & Cancer

A new approach to targeting cancer cells

A University of California, Riverside, research team has come up with a new approach to targeting cancer cells that circumvents a challenge faced by currently available cancer drugs.

Cardiology

Hope on the horizon for treating stroke

A stroke treatment developed by researcher Byron Ford at the University of California, Riverside, has moved toward clinical trials.

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