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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...
January 23, 2013
Professor Masashi Kitazawa’s research into brain cell dysfunction and death in subjects with Alzheimer’s disease has attracted attention from the Alzheimer’s Association, which has awarded the UC Merced neuroscientist with a grant to fund his studies. Specifically, this research...
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...
June 11, 2012
Professor Fred Wolf's research brings new meaning to the term barfly. In an effort to better understand the neurological effects of alcohol abuse, Wolf gives fruit flies alcohol and studies how their brains change. "Alcohol taps into some of the most primitive circuitry of the brain,...
June 4, 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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