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Mosquitoes can smell your ankles
The deadliest animals in the world, female mosquitos, target their prey-us-because they are attracted to the carbon dioxide that we exhale.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
A&M's McClendon appointed as UCR vice chancellor for business and administrative services
UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox today announced the appointment of Rodney McClendon, JD, Ph.D., most recently Vice President for Administration at Texas A&M University, as UCR Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Services.
Effective, safe, and pleasant-smelling mosquito control could be on the way
Methods for controlling mosquitoes usually take two tacks: luring the mosquitoes into a trap away from humans, or discouraging them from biting at the source.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
NIH-funded scientists describe how mosquitoes are attracted to humans
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have shown that certain mosquito nerve cells, known as cpA neurons, cause mosquitoes to be attracted to humans by detecting exhaled carbon dioxide and odors emitted from human skin.
How mosquitoes are drawn to human skin and breath
But once they get close to us, they often steer away toward exposed areas such as ankles and feet, being drawn there by skin odors.
Look to mosquito smell neurons to find new repellents
If you hate having to rub noxious chemicals onto your skin to deter mosquitoes, take hope the next generation of repellents could smell like mint or caramel, and be more effective.
Mosquito Scent-Tracking Discovery Could Lead to Better Repellents
Mosquitoes prowling for a blood meal are drawn to the plumes of carbon dioxide exhaled with each human breath.
Can Obama unilaterally ban deportations?
In an op/ed in the Los Angeles Times , Professors Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pratheepan Gulasekaram explain the legal and political constraints on President Obama with respect to issuing some kind of order halting future deportations , something that immigrant activist Ju Hong demanded at an immigration reform rally in San Franciscco a couple of ... (more)
Economic Divide in California Between Coast and Inland Areas
While California overall has made a strong recovery from the national recession, the recovery has been sharply divided between coastal areas, which have thrived and inland areas struggling to regain jobs, according to UCLA Anderson Forecast released Thursday.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
RIVERSIDE: Award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook to speak at UCR
Public radio 91.9 KVCR presents an Evening with Tom Ashbrook, national radio host of ON POINT, distributed by NPR on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at UC Riverside.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Downside of Corporate Social Responsibility
The road to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. So too, apparently, is the road to corporate wrongdoing.
RIVERSIDE: Ensenada sister city cultural exchange sets exhibt
A reception for the ?Parallel Intersections? exhibit was held at CEARTE Arts Center in Ensenada, Mexico on Oct. 4, 2013.
Prenatal exposure to alcohol disrupts brain circuitry: No safe level...
In a groundbreaking study, the UC Riverside team discovered that prenatal exposure to alcohol significantly altered the expression of genes and the development of a network of connections in the neocortex -- the part of the brain responsible for high-level thought and cognition, vision, hearing, touch, balance, motor skills, language, and emotion ... (more)
Spiders Bug Insect Researchers, Too
Retired entomologist Rick Vetter understands that not everyone shares his passion for spiders.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
EDUCATION: Middle-schoolers vie for top math honors at UCR
Middle school students participate in the American Mathematics Competition for eighth grade and below.
Dr. Housing Bubble Blog
The high cost of commuting from the Inland Empire: 40 percent of...
The high cost of commuting from the Inland Empire: 40 percent of workers commute out of the Inland Empire to go to work.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
If You're a Mouse, Drinking While Pregnant Alters Gene Expression
Prenatal exposure to alcohol significantly alters gene expression, according to a mouse study conducted by neuroscientists at the University of California, Riverside.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Inland Empire Weekly
Bugsy Siegel opened this members-only club that catered to Hollywood elite on July 4, 1929.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Artist Spotlight: Matthew Schiller makes photography accessible
A high school science teacher can serve as an important inspiration, opening doorways for students to discover and explore things about the world around them.
Do Gooder CEOs: Beware The Dark Side
A counterintuitive new study warns that previous good deeds by a CEO actually make a company more likely to misbehave in the future.