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The Megalodon was less mega than previously believed
A new study shows the Megalodon, a gigantic shark that went extinct 3.6 million years ago, was significantly more slender than earlier studies suggested.
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A person's arm is shown getting the vaccine
New vaccine design uses immunity against influenza to offer faster protection against emerging pathogens
Strategy developed by UC Riverside-led research team speeds up production of antibodies against COVID-19
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Keys to aging hidden in the leaves
Scientists have known about a particular organelle in plant cells for over a century. However, UCR scientists have only now discovered that organelle’s key role in aging.
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Morris Maduro and Gina Broitman-Maduro
The early bird (or scientist) gets the worm
UC Riverside research on nematodes secures $1.3M NSF funding
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Scientists tame chaotic protein fueling 75% of cancers
Meet MYC, the shapeless protein responsible for making the majority of human cancer cases worse. UC Riverside researchers have found a way to rein it in, offering hope for a new era of treatments.  
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high fat foods
New reasons eating less fat should be one of your resolutions
A UC Riverside study to motivate your new year’s resolutions: high-fat diets may impair genes linked not only to obesity, colon cancer and irritable bowels, but also to the immune system, brain function, and potentially COVID-19 risk.
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Supercomputer enables illustration of large-scale structure of universe
UC Riverside physicist helped develop PRIYA, a new cosmological simulation model
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gray mold on strawberries
Discovery: plants use “trojan horse” to fight mold invasions 
UC Riverside scientists have discovered a stealth molecular weapon that plants use to attack the cells of invading gray mold. 
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UCR wages $11+ million war against citrus greening disease
With three new grants totaling more than $11 million, UC Riverside is helping lead the fight against citrus greening or Huanglongbing, a disease threatening citrus industries in the U.S. and worldwide. 
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A young student uses virtual reality
Bringing virtual reality to nuclear and particle physics
VR tool developed by UC Riverside graduate student promises to serve an important purpose in education and research
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Gravitational len system
New dark matter theory explains two puzzles in astrophysics
Dark matter may be more vibrant than previously thought, UC Riverside study reports
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Beverly Hills
Money to burn: wealthy, white neighborhoods losing their heat shields
A new study shows the protective effect of income has largely eroded over the past 40 years, as landscape plants can’t keep up with the pace of climate warming. 
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Findings challenge standard understanding of COVID-19 infection
UC Riverside research can help scientists develop methods to prevent COVID-19 in mink and other species
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Oriental fruit fly closeup
One of the world’s worst pests attacks California
One of the world’s worst pests is infesting crops all over California. There are seven active quarantines spanning the length of the state, but experts say those affecting San Bernardino and Riverside counties are especially serious. 
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trilobites scavenging
Trilobites rise from the ashes to reveal ancient map
UC Riverside geologists discovered 10 new species of trilobites hidden for 490 million years in a little-studied part of Thailand. They could be the missing pieces in an intricate puzzle of ancient world geography.
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Artistic representation of the spiral barred galaxy ceers-2112
Milky Way-like galaxy found in the early universe
Research team, including a UC Riverside astronomer, made the discovery using the James Webb Space Telescope
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