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October 10, 2017
Professor Clarissa Nobile is changing the way we look at microbes. She wants to understand them as they’re found in nature, not as they exist in the laboratory. And she was just awarded a five-year, $1.89 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to bolster her efforts. Nobile...
November 6, 2015
Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the United States. If detected at early stages the prognosis is quite favorable; however, aggressive forms of metastatic prostate cancer spread primarily to the skeleton. Bone...
February 27, 2015
New research at UC Merced has discovered that the toxoplasma parasite, an organism capable of infecting almost all warm-blooded animals, can be more dangerous than most believed. The parasite is known to cause toxoplasmosis, a disease that can result in flu-like symptoms, but more serious cases...
October 24, 2014
http://panorama.ucmerced.edu/news/professor-studies-coppers-link-alzheimer's-disease http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/2014/professor's-research-examine-whether-copper-plays-role-alzheimer's-disease Professor Masashi Kitazawa wants to figure out if any...
July 9, 2014
http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/professor-discovers-key-elements-biofilm-spreading A biology professor at the University of California, Merced, discovered mechanisms that allow a potentially fatal biofilm to spread and resist drugs. The research was published last month in mBio, an open-access...
September 26, 2013
Chances are, sometime in your life, you’ll need an antibiotic. But did you know that bacteria are evolving antibiotic resistance so quickly – and pharmaceutical companies are not inventing new antibiotics – that soon, there will not be any that are effective? It...
July 5, 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 of 10...
May 13, 2013
Born in central Mexico, the sea has long fascinated graduate student Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina. Now, he's hoping to figure out some of its secrets. Vazquez-Medina this year earned his doctorate in Quantitative and Systems Biology from UC Merced’s School of Natural Sciences. His research...
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 working with Dr. James...
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 Pharmaceuticals LLC, a...

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