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A Brown Recluse Bite or Not?: Brown recluse spiders are notorious. But, there is a general lack of knowledge about them in the medical community. That leads to a lot of medical conditions being misdiagnosed as brown recluse bites. Researchers have now addressed that problem with a paper that uses the mnemonic device “NOT RECLUSE” as a guide for identifying conditions that are not representative of brown recluse bites.


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Many skin conditions are misdiagnosed by doctors as brown recluse spider bites. This can lead to tragedy because about 40 medical conditions, including several deadly bacterial infections, can be confused with brown recluse bites.Rick Vetter, a retired UC Riverside entomologist, along with lead author Dr. W. Van Stoecker and Dr. Jonathan Dyer, both dermatologists in Missouri who specialize in treating brown recluse bites, have co-authored a just-published paper in JAMA Dematology.

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Read more about Ventura Fault Could Cause Stronger Shaking, New Research Finds

A new study by a team of researchers, including one from the UC Riverside, found that the fault under Ventura, Calif., would likely cause stronger shaking during an earthquake and more damage than previously suspected.The Ventura-Pitas Point fault in southern California has been the focus of a lot of recent attention because it is thought to be capable of magnitude 8 earthquakes. It underlies the city of Ventura and runs offshore, and thus may be capable of generating tsunamis.

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What is the Value of a Tree?

Discover what UCR experts have to say at free public lectures held in Riverside, Idyllwild and Palm Desert the week of Feb. 19.

Method Could Help in Treatment of Several Diseases

UC Riverside researchers’ method measures the efficiency in real time of a processing pathway that plays an important role in protein formation in cells.

UC Riverside to Host Asterisk Trans* Conference

UCR will host the 3rd Asterisk Trans* Conference on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25. Deaf activist Drago Renteria and Trans Chorus of L.A. to give keynote speech.

Mutant Maize, Key to Understanding Plant Growth

Live cell time-lapse imaging of maize mutant provides crucial details for UC Riverside researchers.

UC Riverside Student Awarded PPIA Fellowship

Phong Au-Hong to participate in Junior Summer Institute at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.

UCR Men’s Basketball v. Cal Poly Pomona

Saturday, Feb. 25
5 p.m.
Student Rec Center

Wittgenstein: Film Screening

Friday, Feb. 24
7 p.m.
Culver Center of the Arts

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