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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...
October 15, 2012
Professor Fabian Filipp is trying to put up roadblocks. But instead of stopping cars, he's trying to keep cancers from growing.   Filipp, a systems biology professor who started at UC Merced this fall, studies the metabolic cycle of melanoma, which is the leading cause of death from skin...
October 1, 2012
Staph, e-coli, meningitis, MRSA and botulism are just a few of the thousands of bacterial infections that plague people all over the world.   For example, almost 23,300 people in the United States were sickened by food-borne bacterial illnesses in 2008, according to the Centers for Disease...
September 19, 2012
HSRI member Professor Jan Wallander's research on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities among Fifth-Graders was published last month in top-level medical journal The New England Journal of Medicine. This multi-center, collaborative team project began in 2000 and was funded by the Centers for...
September 17, 2012
By Victor A. Patton, Merced Sun-Star MERCED -- When he's not examining cell cultures inside his Castle Airport laboratory, you might find Fabian Filipp surfing the waves somewhere along California's coastline.   If you happen to catch the lean 35-year-old native of Munich, Germany,...
July 23, 2012
Six students, all with ties to the San Joaquin Valley, have been admitted to the UC Merced San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (PRIME). The students have begun their first year of medical school with a two-day orientation at UC Merced and the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and...

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