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Doubling down on cancer-causing genes
NIH grant of $2.2 million could help researchers target two oncogenes, potentially leading to therapies for melanoma, lung cancer, and other tumors
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America’s most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain
New UC Riverside research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression. 
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Research identifies possible on/off switch for plant growth
New research from UC Riverside identifies a protein that controls plant growth —  good news for an era in which crops can get crushed by climate change. 
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Two projects receive NIH grant for breast cancer research
UC Riverside research is supported by a four-year grant worth more than $1.2 million
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Scientists develop new method to detect oxygen on exoplanets
UC Riverside scientists have developed a new method for detecting oxygen in exoplanet atmospheres that may accelerate the search for life. 
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Vaping lung injury symptoms have been reported online for at least seven years
UC Riverside research used internet data mining to monitor health effects reported by electronic cigarette users over time
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UCR investigates some of the nation’s worst nitrogen pollution
Nitrogen pollution, largely from automobile exhaust, can reduce drinking water quality and make air difficult to breathe.  Thanks to a $1.1 million grant, UC Riverside scientists will soon understand how much nitrogen dry ecosystems in Southern California can absorb before they produce negative effects. 
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Simple experiment explains magnetic resonance
UC Riverside physics students design a table-top experiment for the classroom
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