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August 12, 2013
Valley fever is hard to diagnose, even harder to treat, and potentially fatal—and the number of cases is rising dramatically. - By Kiera Butler and Brett Brownell of Mother Jones   Karen Deeming was a healthy 48-year-old living in Los Banos, California, and working on her master's...
July 19, 2013
The ties between the community and the University of California, Merced, will grow stronger thanks to a gift from longtime campus supporters Joel and Elizabeth Wallace.   The Wallaces have given UC Merced $575,000 to establish the Wallace-Dutra Amphitheater and the Yablokoff-Wallace Health...
July 3, 2013
Graphic cigarette warning labels are better at discouraging smoking in young adults than text-only labels, according to research recently published by a UC Merced professor. Professor Linda Cameron’s study adds new information about how cigarette warning labels can discourage young, adult...
July 1, 2013
Like many faculty members, Professor Katrina Hoyer is busy running a lab, teaching and researching. This year, she adds another item to her to-do list – learning how public policy is implemented and how she can advocate for policy that affects her research.   Hoyer has been named one...
June 10, 2013
Two UC Merced undergraduates will spend the summer immersed in research after winning prestigious fellowships from the American Physiological Society. Sophomores Debby Lee and Meagan Moreno competed on a national level for the 10-week, $4,000 fellowships that will support them during their first...
May 1, 2013
In an effort to combat a debilitating disease commonly found in the region, UC Merced researchers are collaborating with area medical leaders to better understand valley fever.   Through the campus's Health Sciences Research Institute, immunology Professor David Ojcius is...
April 3, 2013
Professor Suzanne Sindi found her calling in seventh grade, while reading “Jurassic Park.”   “I liked the idea that math is a tool for understanding the whole world,” she said.   Her School of Natural Sciences colleague Professor Karin Leiderman wants to...
March 20, 2013
People don’t often think of deformation as a good thing.   But when it comes to biofilaments – such as strands of DNA – it’s not only good, it’s necessary for the biofilament to complete its functions. When biofilaments twist, twine, bend or loop in the ways...
March 18, 2013
UC Merced biology Professor Rudy Ortiz is furthering his innovative research into diabetes with support from a major pharmaceutical company.   Ortiz' work, developing new applications for medicines used to treat the effects of insulin resistance, has been funded by Amylin...
November 28, 2012
The undergraduate students in Professor Linda Hirst’s new internship course are getting an advanced education in science communications that could serve them well in their future careers.   By condensing the latest scientific papers for Hirst’s Soft Matter World website, Science...

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