Health and Science

The discovery of a new, rare species of monkey flower by Professor Jason Sexton provides clues as to how new species are born. Sexton, who researches the monkey flowers that grow wild throughout California, and are...
 
Professor Clarissa J. Nobile pinpointed four core proteins — all members of a histone deacetylase complex — that control how the biofilm forms, and learned what happens when they’re changed. A biology professor at the...
Professor Florin Rusu’s passion for analyzing voluminous amounts of data has won him a prestigious early-career award from the federal Department of Energy, making him the fifth of the nine eligible faculty members in...
Two UC Cooperative Extension specialists are being deployed to UC Merced to take advantage of its location at the center of California agriculture and build on ongoing research into agriculturally significant matters...
Southern California Edison has been selected as this year’s recipient of the UC Merced School of Engineering Vanguard Margin of Excellence Award. “Southern California Energy’s partnership with UC Merced has created...
Growing up in Bangkok, Surabordin Prachumsri knew what he wanted to do at an early age. Now in his final year at UC Merced, that hasn’t changed for the 22-year-old. “My mom is an anthropologist, and I always liked...
Student teams are developing working— and sometimes patentable — solutions to the engineering challenges faced by partnering agencies and businesses from the region.  MERCED, Calif. — From disposable drones mapping...
Improvements for a ubiquitous device that cools high-powered electronics aboard military aircraft could do more than just earn a group of engineering students their senior capstone design credits. It could also win a...
The environment affects the way genetic populations move, and similar environments likely play a bigger role in how a species develops than does geographic distance. Those are just two of the discoveries Professor...
Large, naturally occurring low-oxygen zones in the Pacific appear to be expanding, and there is a sharp change in the number of bacteria that produce and consume different forms of toxic sulfur, according to a UC...
TaNayiah Bryels didn’t get the lead role of Mary in her first-grade Christmas pageant, but it did spark a lifelong interest in theater.
Warlaumont and her co-authors studied 13,836 hours of daylong audio recordings of caregivers and children to better understand how parents respond to children’s sounds.Verbal interactions between parents and children...
UC Merced Professor Kara McCloskey was recently awarded a highly competitive $500,000 grant to continue tackling significant, unresolved issues in human stem cell biology, as part of an effort to enhance stem-cell...
Discussions include the impact of the illness on farmworkers, children and the economy, its biological basis and misconceptions, and challenges detecting and treating valley fever .  Valley fever, described as a “...
Graduate school is a constant state of discovery, something UC Merced alumna Jackie Shay credits for her current passion: fungus.
California’s drought is a major topic, including on the UC Merced campus.   It will be among the subjects explored during this year’s Research Week, from March 10 through 14. The annual event includes a brunch...
Graduate student David Vinson, left, and Professor Rick Dale studied a dataset that contains roughly 330,000 reviews of more than 15,000 businesses. People’s attitudes could affect the amount of information they share...
Amrine’s contribution to UC Merced quickly went beyond the laboratory — she was elected to serve as the Campus Affairs Officer for the Graduate Student Association, a post she held for two years. Katherine Amrine...
Smoke-free laws may help encourage dentists to recommend that their patients kick the smoking habit, according to new research co-authored by UC Merced Professor Mariaelena Gonzalez. The paper, published in the...