Researchers at UC Merced are playing key roles in the new UC Valley Fever Research Initiative, studying how
UC Merced is relaunching its branch of the Blum Center for Developing Economies with a focus on food securi
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.
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 reliable antibiotics.
But a new study shows that not only can hospitals be breeding grounds for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, they are also important in stopping the evolution of resistant bacteria.
It’s not just luck or practice that gets Sherpa mountaineers up the slopes of Mt. Everest each year.
Functioning so well at extreme elevations is in the Sherpa and Tibetan DNA — literally.
Biofilms — colonies of microorganisms living inside a protective coating — are everywhere, from the plaque we scrub off our teeth each day to the slimy green masses that form on rocks in streams.