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School of Natural Sciences

November 28, 2022

A recent demonstration of how biochar is created
Adding even a small amount of biochar — a charcoal-like material produced by burning organic matter — to a dairy’s manure-composting process reduces methane emissions by 84%, a recent study by UC Merced researchers shows. The dairy industry is one of the main sources of methane...
Professor Jason Hein was lured to UC Merced because of the opportunity to pursue his research, even if it crosses into other branches of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. “Being a jack of all trades is quite an asset at a new campus,” Hein...
A discovery by a professor at the University of California, Merced, is providing a deeper understanding of the factors that control biological clocks.    Biochemistry Professor Andy LiWang and his research team found how three proteins interact to drive...
A relatively simple combination of naturally occurring sugars and amino acids offers a plausible route to the building blocks of life, according to a paper published in Nature Chemistry co-authored by a professor at the University of California, Merced...
It's not just faculty and students in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Artswho are conducting groundbreaking research this summer. Those in Engineering and Natural Sciences will be busy as well. Engineering Professor Wei-Chun Chin recently...
Juan C. Meza, named one of Hispanic Business magazine’s ‘Top 100 Influentials of 2009,’ is head of high-performance computing research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory MERCED — The University of California, Merced, today announced the...
Andrea Mercado has a knack for finding opportunity. She left her hometown of Lake Arrowhead in Southern California for college in Seattle, but a year later, her horizons opened up in a different direction. “I transferred to UC Merced my sophomore year...
Research Week, the annual celebration of faculty and student research at the University of California, Merced, returns this month with a student research poster competition and a number of lectures and symposia. Research Week's traditional mainstay...
Mónica Medina, a biology professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the University of California, Merced, has been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced today. Medina is among a diverse...
The University of California, Merced, today celebrates the opening of its state-of-the-art Stem Cell Instrumentation Foundry, made possible through the support of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and Ed and Jeanne Kashian of ...

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