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February 13, 2014
Smoke-free laws may help encourage dentists to recommend that their patients kick the smoking habit, according to new research co-authored by UC Merced Professor Mariaelena Gonzalez.   The paper, published in the American Journal of Public Health, suggests the societal change...
February 7, 2014
Graphic warning labels and plain cigarette packaging are two health initiatives developed to encourage quit behavior among smokers. Little research has been conducted on the interpretation of graphic warning labels and plain cigarette packaging among adolescents, a group vulnerable to smoking...
January 13, 2014
From sunrise to sunset, people consume all kinds of information from television, online and from other sources.   UC Merced public health Professor A. Susana Ramirez wants to know how that influences people's health decisions and behaviors. Quite often, misconceptions about leading a...
January 6, 2014
You probably know that carbon monoxide can be lethal. But one UC Merced professor is working to harness its health benefits to treat people with sickle cell disease.   Henry Forman, a professor of biochemistry and chemistry at UC Merced, has developed a way to provide therapeutic levels of...
November 5, 2013
By Rebecca Plevin, Valley Public Radio   This Saturday, community members are invited to attend Valley Fever Research Day at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research. The event is an opportunity for researchers from UCSF Fresno, UC Merced, and Fresno State to connect with...
November 4, 2013
  An upcoming forum will generate more discussion about the disease and aid in developing a plan to improve healthcare, research and community interventions   MERCED, Calif. — Seeking to combat a debilitating and sometimes fatal disease commonly found in the San Joaquin Valley...
October 25, 2013
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California, Merced, has begun an ambitious quest to discover common principles that guide evolution of structures at the linguistic and molecular levels.   Professors Rick Dale in cognitive science, David Ardell in evolutionary...
October 16, 2013
Dyslexia is one of the oldest diagnosed learning disabilities – and one of the most widely researched. However, a UC Merced professor believes there is still more to learn and his recent research has shed new light on what many have considered to be a disease.   UC Merced developmental...
October 7, 2013
UC Merced’s first Ph.D. graduate is back on campus. But this time, Ricardo Cisneros isn’t enrolled as a student; he’s a professor instead.   Cisneros, who earned his doctorate in Environmental Systems from the School of Engineering in 2008, was the first environmental...
September 23, 2013
Chances are, sometime in your life, you’ll need an antibiotic.   But did you know that bacteria are evolving antibiotic resistance so quickly – and pharmaceutical companies are not inventing new antibiotics – that soon, there will not be any that are effective?   It...

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