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October 15, 2019
Audio has become a top form of entertainment over the past several years, in large part due to the rising popularity of podcasts. UC Merced graduate students are seizing the opportunity to help improve science literacy. A group of Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) graduate students started...
October 7, 2019
UC Merced is offering the opportunity for Valley residents to learn what clinicians and researchers know about Valley fever, an airborne fungal infection that can have serious, even fatal, consequences for people across California and the Southwest. A multi-campus Valley fever summit in the...
May 6, 2019
Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) graduate student Anh Diep will represent UC Merced at the University of California Grad Slam finals in San Francisco on May 10. At UC Merced’s Grad Slam final round in April, Diep presented her dissertation research “To Clear or Not Clear: A Valley Fever...
April 16, 2019
UC Merced’s Graduate Division will host its Grad Slam competition on April 18 with graduate scholars presenting on topics ranging from Valley Fever immune response and antibiotic resistance to computer vision and mathematical methods for thermal collection. This year’s competition started in March...
November 28, 2018
Clinicians searching for a new way to identify Valley fever patients who will develop the disease’s worst symptoms will find hope in a new paper by UC Merced Professor Katrina Hoyer . A research project led by Hoyer and former UC Merced researcher Dan Davini, in collaboration with Madera’s Valley...
March 9, 2017
 By Stephanie Innes, Center for Health Journalism Collaborative Randy Ford had never heard of valley fever when he moved to Tucson from Salinas, Calif., with his dog, a reddish brown vizsla named Tyler. "A few days before Tyler died he was raising hell — chasing toys in...
March 9, 2017
By  Robin Opsahl, Sacramento Bee ropsahl@sacbee.com In 2011, Renee Lascaux went to her doctor’s office in Tracy with a fever, cough and headache. Her doctor took an X-ray, said it was pneumonia and sent her home with antibiotics. Within a week, she was in an emergency room with...
February 15, 2017
Kerry Klein, the California Report  Cocci is the nickname for Valley Fever - the infectious disease caused by a fungus that spreads tiny spores on the wind and invades the lungs. It's painful, it's deadly, and it's being noticed by the public. In 2011, an alarming rise in...
February 1, 2017
By Lorena Anderson, University Communications  Researchers at UC Merced are playing key roles in the new UC Valley Fever Research Initiative, studying how the Valley fever fungus, Coccidioides immitis, causes disease in its mammalian hosts, and identifying the genes involved in this...
December 2, 2016
BY HAROLD PIERCE The Center for Health Journalism Collaborative New technology could reveal the microscopic, sometimes deadly spores that cause valley fever that currently float in the air undetected. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is developing a sensor that can...

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