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Parasitic plants conspire to keep hosts alive
The plant that encourages kissing at Christmas is in fact a parasite, and new research reveals mistletoe has an unusual feeding strategy. When two mistletoes invade the same tree, they increase photosynthesis to get the nutrients they need, essentially sharing the tree and causing it less harm.
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Experts weigh in on whether COVID-19 is here to stay
COVID-19 is far from beaten. Vaccines may not be the ultimate panacea to haul us out of the pandemic crisis. In the future, will outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, arrive in waves every winter? Might COVID-19 never go away? Experts at the University of California, Riverside, weigh in.
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Commuters are inhaling unacceptably high levels of carcinogens
New UC Riverside research shows the average commuter in California is breathing unsustainably high levels of benzene and formaldehyde, two Prop. 65-listed, carcinogenic chemicals.
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Moiré patterns facilitate discovery of novel insulating phases
UC Riverside-led study observed unexpected insulating phases by placing electrons on stacked monolayers of 2D semiconductors
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Astronomers offer possible explanation for elusive dark-matter-free galaxies
UC Riverside-led study finds extreme tidal mass loss in dwarf galaxies formed in a simulation
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Researchers find peptide that treats, prevents killer citrus disease
New UC Riverside research affirms a unique peptide found in an Australian plant can destroy the No. 1 killer of citrus trees worldwide and help prevent infection.
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On safari at UC Riverside
Wildlife experts explain why you won’t meet mountain lions in the Botanic Gardens
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Study finds childhood diet has lifelong impact
Eating too much fat and sugar as a child can alter your microbiome for life, even if you later learn to eat healthier, a new UC Riverside study in mice suggests.
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