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The Missing Marine Invertebrates
The Dawson lab travels from California to Palau to study why sea stars and jellyfish are disappearing.
UC Solar Awarded $1.1M Grant to Build Solar-Powered Water Purification Systems
UC Solar received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to develop solar-thermal desalination technologies that reduce the cost of creating...
Campus Lands $1M Howard Hughes Grant to Make STEM More Inclusive
UC Merced’s efforts to make science education more inclusive were recently given a huge boost after the campus was awarded its first Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant, an...
Merced River Helps Explain How Soils Capture and Store Planet-Warming Carbon
Just miles from campus, the Merced River’s multimillion-year-old soildeposits are helping Prof. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe figure out how soil stores more planet-warming carbon than the atmosphere...
Misbehaving “Killer” Cells Accelerate Progress of Autoimmune Disease
Study shows that “killer” immune cells can accelerate the progress of autoimmunediseases