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Investigating Microbes in the Sargasso Sea

Thanks to new funding from an anonymous donor, Craig Carlson, professor and chair of UC Santa Barbara’s Ecology, Evolution, and Microbial Biology department, will now be directing a collaborative pr...
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Transforming Diabetes Treatment

Since the development of diabetes treatment, injections have been the only method of insulin delivery available to patients. However, diabetes patients may soon be able to replace their insulin pricks...
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California Health Department Bans Crabs Due to Toxic Algal Blooms

Crab season is getting a late start this year due to high levels of domoic acid (DA) present in Dungeness and rock crab off of most of the West Coast. From Ventura County to the Oregon border, State F...
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Commonly Abused Drugs – Cocaine

Although not a new trend, cocaine use has been portrayed in media — from soap operas to trap music — as an increasingly glamorized lifestyle. Cocaine has had a tumultuous history and continues to ...
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Global Plastic Pollution Threatens Seabirds

Plastic pollution has been an important global environmental concern for decades due to the rapid amount of plastic production and consumption. Until now, scientists have not been able to quantify the...
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Scientists Discover Single-Celled Marine Plankton Staring Back at Them

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have identified an eye-like structure in a rare, single-celled marine plankton from the family Warnowiaceae. It is more common that multicellular organ...
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UCSB Professor Announced as NFL Sponsored Grant Recipient

Imagine awaking in an emergency room. A doctor assures that you have suffered a mild concussion from an early morning bike crash, and that you’ll be back attending class in no time. But a week or tw...
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Study Confirms Connection Between Synapses and Memory Storage

Scientists at Stanford’s Bio-X Center have proven that memories last as long as the synapses that store them. Until now, this concept has been a long-standing unproven theory in the scientific commu...
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Chasing the Solar Revolution

Scientists and environmentalists have been hopeful of a “solar revolution” in the near future where all electricity will be powered by the sun’s energy. The concept of solar energy has proved to...
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Coffee Addicts Rejoice

I invite you to question a friend who has recently acquired a coffee habit: chances are they will speak of their consumption with a tone of culpability, admitting a need to cut down as soon as finals ...
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