Health and Science

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...
The protected land adjoining the northeast corner of campus is officially part of the UC Natural Reserve System now that the UC Board of Regents gave the proposed reserve final approval today at its January meeting....
Professor Susana Ramirez, who is particularly interested in Latino health, plans to partner with San Joaquin Valley communities in her research, as well as using the findings to improve residents’ health.From sunrise...
In addition to helping develop a treatment for sickle cell disease, Forman is studying how people, as they age, become more susceptible to tissue damage caused by air pollution.You probably know that carbon monoxide...
Between record enrollment and research expenditures, a massive economic impact on the San Joaquin Valley, new buildings and a visit from the new UC president, the University of California, Merced, has had a big year....
The newest UC campus prides itself on its commitment to community service and helping others.
Jose Garcia, a fourth-year student, will spend next summer as the only intern in Chevron Oronite’s Tribology division, with a small group of researchers who delve into lubricants, additives and the relationship between...
Bodo Winter is studying cognitive science and is part of an interdisciplinary program that integrates methods and approaches from linguistics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and computer science.Most students don...
As the world continues to amass more digital data everyday, thousands of skilled mathematicians will be needed to slice it into meaningful pieces that can help power the information economy. With the help of an $880,...