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September 28, 2015
Professors Linda Hirst and Sayantani Ghosh are combining liquid crystals with nanoparticles such as gold and quantum dots to come up with a new platform that could have applications in fields such as optics and medicine. And the two new grants the School of Natural Sciences researchers have earned...
September 8, 2015
Banning smoking in the workplace and increasing taxes on cigarettes have discouraged teens and young adults from taking up smoking, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Merced.  The study, published today (Sept. 8) in JAMA Pediatrics, used data from the Bureau of Labor...
June 25, 2015
In forthcoming Science paper, UC Merced’s Andy LiWang shows how the shift from nighttime to daytime biological functions depends on the unusual movements of a single protein Quick Facts • A new study by Professor Andy LiWang, to be published in Science, helps unlock the mysteries of the...
February 24, 2015
A third of all humans carry the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis — a disease commonly associated with cats, HIV-AIDS patients and pregnant women — with scientists long believing healthy immune systems control the parasite and prevent the disease from emerging. But new research by...
October 15, 2014
In late August 2014 Professor Almeida was awarded the Best Published Article Award from the American Sociological Association (ASA) section on the Political Economy of the World System (PEWS) for his paper “Subnational Opposition to Globalization” published in the journal Social Forces...
August 8, 2014
By Madeleine Thomas, The Atlantic Barragan’s extensive exposure to the soil as a farmworker puts him at a higher risk of developing valley fever, but Ramos says they had never heard of the disease before. “If we knew more about it, he probably would have been more careful,”...
March 31, 2014
By Ana B. Ibarra - Merced Sun Star MERCED — Erin Gaab, a postdoctoral scholar at UC Merced’s Health Sciences Research Institute, is taking the initiative in looking closer at the psycho-social issues faced by families with children who have been diagnosed with Valley fever. With...
March 20, 2014
UC Merced Professor Kara McCloskey was recently awarded a highly competitive $500,000 grant to continue tackling significant, unresolved issues in human stem cell biology, as part of an effort to enhance stem-cell research in California.   This past month, the California Institute for...
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...

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