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UCSB Scientists Discover Mechanism to Change the Destiny of Embryonic Cells

UCSB researchers in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology have recently discovered a mechanism by which embryonic cells decide to become specific cell types in adult humans. ...
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Shinya-Yamanaka

UCSF Researcher Earns Nobel for Revolutionary Stem Cell Discovery

UCSF researcher Shinya Yamanaka was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering that mature cells can be reprogrammed into pluripotent stem cells. Yamanaka was the first...
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Shinya-Yamanaka

Get To Know a Researcher: Thomas Weimbs

Thomas Weimbs, an Associate Professor in the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department since 2007, has a lab at UCSB focuses on uncovering the underlying mechanisms of Autosomal Dominan...
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UCSB Researchers Explore Versatile Properties of Multiblock Polymers

UCSB researchers addressed the numerous possibilities of multiblock polymers in their latest publication in Science. Materials professor Glenn Fredrickson and project scientist Kris Delaney reported o...
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UCSB Scientists Examine Potent Salmonella Strain

UCSB researchers Michael Mahan and Douglas Heithoff recently discovered “hypervirulent” strains of Salmonella. New methods to identify this especially dangerous form of Salmonella may allow scient...
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Studies Mimic Nature To Innovate Biosensors

Researchers at UCSB have recently developed biosensors that can better detect concentration levels of certain molecular markers. Chemistry professor Kevin Plaxco and lead author of the study Alexis Va...
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Study Connects Human Activity with Increased Fires in Amazon Basin

Scientists from UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis recently published a paper in collaboration with Eric Davidson of Woods Hole Research Center and several Braz...
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UCSB Researchers Continue Study of Deepwater Oil Spill

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, recently published a study describing how underwater topography and currents affected the disappearance of methane plumes in the Gulf of Mex...
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UCSB Researchers Grow Understanding of Plant Evolution Through Flower Petal Cells

Along with a group of researchers from Harvard University, Scott Hodges, professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at UCSB, recently discovered a mechanism of flower petal e...
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Dow Chemical Institute To Fund UCSB Research

UCSB recently received a grant for $15 million from the Dow Chemical Company to develop new technology through advanced scientific research. Specifically, the grant will provide the means to establish...
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UCSB’s Center for the Study of Macular Degeneration Welcomes New Director

Renowned research scientist Dr. Pete Coffey plans to join UCSB’s Neuroscience Research Institute beginning in November as part of a collaborative initiative to study the potential of stem cells in b...
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Snails Hitch a Ride With Migratory Birds

Ryan Hechinger, a research biologist with the Marine Science Institute at UCSB, recently discovered an unlikely creature has been utilizing air travel for millennia. Along with his colleagues, Heching...
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UCSB Scientists Conduct Critical Research on Kelp

UCSB scientists from the Earth Research Institute and Marine Science Institute recently discovered a new method to analyze fluctuations in giant kelp biomass in the Santa Barbara Channel that enables ...
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