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March 1, 2017
The National Cancer Institute’s “cancer moonshot” tasks researchers with, among advancing other new biotechnologies, delving into immunotherapy and genomic analysis. UC Merced Professor Fabian V. Filipp is doing his part, further developing his work on precision targeting of...
February 27, 2017
If you want to know what the ocean really smells like, you’ll have to ask a crab. Yes, crabs have a sense of smell. In humans, chemicals in the air flow into our nasal cavities toward specialized sensory cells. Olfaction occurs when odorant molecules bind to specific sites on the...
February 15, 2017
As a part of the cultural exchange program, Horizons du Monde, a group of about 20 french middle school students were hosted by UC Merced staff and faculty for a week in February. The students stayed in the homes of many UC Merced faculty and staff as a part of this immersion program. A half day...
February 10, 2017
Everyone is invited to hear UC Merced Professor Clarissa Nobile, this year’s Pellissier Distinguished Speaker, discussing biofilms. “Microbial Films: Why are They Important? How do They Form? And What Does This Mean for You?” looks at biofilms, the predominant growth state...
February 9, 2017
During the last academic year, American Medical Student Association (AMSA) at UC Merced was able to purchase CPR Mannequins with the financial support of the School of Natural Sciences. Vice President of Membership, Andrew Betancourt said that this investment has been beneficial for not only AMSA...
February 6, 2017
In recent publications, Professor Vincent Tung proves that inspiration for advancements in materials science can come from anywhere — even the merging of raindrops on a windshield or the sheeting of red wine down the inside of a glass. Through those liquid movements, Tung...
February 1, 2017
Researchers at UC Merced are playing key roles in the new UC Valley Fever Research Initiative, studying how the Valley fever fungus, Coccidioides immitis, causes disease in its mammalian hosts, and identifying the genes involved in this process. School of Natural SciencesOpens a New Window....
January 18, 2017
A new study identifies genetic changes in Native Americans that came about when Europeans settled in the Pacific Northwest and might have played a major role in why so many natives died of infectious disease. In a new paper in Nature Communications, “A Time Transect of Exomes from a...
January 15, 2017
Scientists expect subalpine trees to advance upslope as global temperatures increase, following their climate up the mountains. But new research publishedOpens a New Window. Dec. 15 in the journal Global Change Biology suggests this might not hold true for two subalpine tree species...
December 9, 2016
There are 1.7 million multidrug-resistant, hospital-acquired infections that extend hospital stays, increase medical expenses and decrease quality of life. The United States alone reports at least 120,000 deaths annually from resistant infections that are improperly treated because of a scarcity of...

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