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The facility houses state of the art and legacy equipment including four confocal microscopes, 3D Palm super-resolution, an environmental SEM, a complete set of tissue sectioning instruments, a gene gun, a fluidics robot, fluorescence microscopes, a luminescence dark box, a macro imager and 3D image analysis software. All training is free of charge. All resources can be booked online by the hour, with expert assistance available at no extra charge during business hours. 

 

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195 ways to help California’s painted ladies
By documenting hundreds of new nectar plants for painted ladies, scientists have renewed hope these charismatic butterflies may prove resilient to climate change. 
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Laughing gas in space could mean life
Scientists at UC Riverside are suggesting something is missing from the typical roster of chemicals that astrobiologists use to search for life on planets around other stars — laughing gas.
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Coronavirus formation is successfully modeled
UC Riverside study could inform the design of effective drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses
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After wildfires, do microbes exhale potent greenhouse gas?
Laughing gas is no laughing matter — nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide. Scientists are racing to learn whether microorganisms send more of it into the atmosphere after wildfires.
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