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killer fungus

Battling Bubbles: How Plants Protect Themselves from Killer Fungus

In the battle between plants and pathogens, molecules called small RNAs are coveted weapons used by both invaders and defenders. In a paper published Thursday (May 17)...
crystallizevideo

Chemists ‘Crystallize’ New Approach to Materials Science

A team of chemists at the University of California San Diego conducted breakthrough research for materials science—a field for which chemistry frequently provides information...
Deadly Citrus Disease

Researchers Move Toward Understanding Deadly Citrus Disease

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have made an important step in understanding the molecular mechanism of huanglongbing (HLB), a destructive disease that...
nanometer-scale transistors

One-Dimensional Material Packs a Powerful Punch for Next Generation Electronics

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside, have demonstrated prototype devices made of an exotic material that can conduct a current density 50 times...
heart disease

Molecule That Dilates Blood Vessels Hints at New Way to Treat...

Americans die of heart or cardiovascular disease at an alarming rate. In fact, heart attacks, strokes and related diseases will kill an estimated 610,000 Americans this...
immune system

Your Immune System Holds the Line Against Repeat Invaders, Thanks to...

Memory T cells are a critical element of our immune system’s historical archive. To prevent repeat infections, these cells retain a record of germs...
microbiome

How Are the Bacteria in Our Guts Related to Each Other?...

Researchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) have validated a new method for use in microbiome studies that could...
tattoo sensor

Clinical Trial Tests Tattoo Sensor as Needleless Glucose Monitor for Diabetes...

For Angela Valdez, being diagnosed with diabetes was an awakening. The disorder ran in her family, but she didn't think it would happen to...
Symbiotic bacteria

Newly Identified Bacteria May Help Bees Nourish Their Young

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside have isolated three previously unknown bacterial species from wild bees and flowers. The bacteria,...
immune system

Your Immune System Holds the Line Against Repeat Invaders, Thanks to...

Memory T cells are a critical element of our immune system’s historical archive. To prevent repeat infections, these cells retain a record of germs...
inhalable treatments

Turning Injectable Medicines into Inhalable Treatments with the Help of Smart...

Imagine if all childhood vaccines could get delivered with an inhaler rather than shots; or wiping away tuberculosis bacteria in a patient’s lungs with...
Electronics miniaturization

Could Holey Silicon Be the Holy Grail of Electronics?

Electronics miniaturization has put high-powered computing capability into the hands of ordinary people, but the ongoing downsizing of integrated circuits is challenging engineers to...
thermoelectric devices

“Waste Heat” Can Be Converted Into Electricity, Research Finds

Mechanical engineers at the University of California, Riverside, have reported success in using inexpensive materials to produce thermoelectric devices that transform low-level waste heat...
Tiny injectable sensor

Tiny Injectable Sensor Could Provide Unobtrusive, Long-Term Alcohol Monitoring

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a miniature, ultra-low power injectable biosensor that could be used for continuous, long-term alcohol...
Gecko-inspired adhesivesvideo

Gecko-Inspired Adhesives Help Soft Robotic Fingers Get a Better Grip

A team of California researchers has developed a robotic gripper that combines the adhesive properties of gecko toes and the adaptability of air-powered soft...
cancer

Even DNA that Doesn’t Encode Genes Can Drive Cancer

Most of the human genome — 98 percent — is made up of DNA but doesn’t actually encode genes, the recipes cells use to...
viral diseases

Virus Found to Adapt through Newly Discovered Path of Evolution

Bucking a central tenet of biology, researchers at the University of California San Diego and their colleagues have discovered evidence for a new path...
Turtles

What 3 Feet of Seawater Could Mean for the World’s Turtles

Ninety percent of the world’s coastal freshwater turtle species are expected to be affected by sea level rise by 2100, according to a study...
stretchable, flexible patch

Flexible Ultrasound Patch Could Make It Easier to Inspect Damage in...

Researchers have developed a stretchable, flexible patch that could make it easier to perform ultrasound imaging on odd-shaped structures, such as engine parts, turbines,...
wearable system

A Wearable System to Monitor the Stomach’s Activity Throughout the Day

A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours—essentially an electrocardiogram but for...