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October 15, 2012
UC Merced Professor Fred Wolf uses fruit flies to better understand the neurological impacts of alcoholism.
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 cancers...
October 11, 2012
Professor Mónica Medina started out as the only marine biologist in a National Science Foundation workshop last year, but she ended up with a group of new partners and an opinion piece in the prestigious journal Science that’s being released today. Through discussions with colleagues from...
September 27, 2012
Researchers at UC Merced are conducting a five-year investigation into environmental changes in marine lakes, including why some species adapt while others go extinct, thanks to a $1.9 National Science Foundation grant. Researchers will study the climate in Palau, and how it influences changes in...
September 25, 2012
Shrubs blooming in a specific area of Africa might hold the answers to feeding millions of people on that continent, and possibly others. UC Merced Professor Teamrat Ghezzehei, his doctoral student, Nate Bogie, and researchers from Ohio State University, Institut sénégalais de recherches agricoles...
September 17, 2012
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, holding court at Pacific Beach or some other...
June 26, 2012
Tropical coral reefs live in a close relationship with single-celled algae called dinoflagellates. The algae offer nutrients to the coral as a byproduct of photosynthesis, while the reefs provide the algae with shelter, protection from other sea life seeking to eat them, and a home that is close to...
June 25, 2012
UC Merced Assistant Professor Fred Wolf is trying to better understand the biological basis of alcoholism. To do so, Wolf and his research team are studying fruit fly brains. "Fruit flies have a brain. That's something that many people don't know," he said. "Their...
June 4, 2012
A discovery by a UC Merced biophysicist has moved science a step closer toward fine-tuning cell functions and combating certain diseases. Professor Jing Xu found that a cell's nanomotor can be activated by a cellular cue often lacking in people suffering from neurodegeneration. "What we...
May 15, 2012
Researchers at the University of California, Merced, have discovered a new way in which bone health impacts a person's immune system. The discovery could impact how scientists try to combat bone-related disease, as drugs to improve bone quality could weaken a person's immune system....

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