UCSB Researcher Investigates Strategies for Reducing Metastatic Potential of Cancer Cell Clusters

Boddy and her colleagues studied how circulating tumor cell clusters of varying sizes and densities would fare when facing different levels of microenvironmental threats.
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Researchers Assess Ability of Warm and Cold Range Edges To Track Climate Change

The group tested several hypotheses that may explain the shift in a species’ distribution.
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“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” Crafts a Smoldering Love Story

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is a poignant, brilliantly realized story about love. But more specifically, it is a beautiful meditation on the memory of love.
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UCSB Researchers Investigate Cause of Sodium Dysregulation in Migraine

Identifying the cause of disturbances in brain sodium levels may inform potential migraine treatment.
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National Society of Black Engineers at UCSB Provides Black S.T.E.M. Students “Encouragement” and “Knowledge”

NSBE also frequently collaborates with another MESA engineering program partner, Los Ingenieros, as well as UCSB’s College of Engineering.
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UCSB Researchers Develop Controlled Phage Therapy Techniques, Potential Alternative to Antibiotics

"Our work is geared toward bringing phage therapy under control so that it can be used safely and more widely,” Irene Chen said.
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Neuroscientists Find Categorization Influences May Begin in Earliest Stages of Visual System

The results appeared to indicate that the effects of categorization were “basically immediate," Sprague said.
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Seeing the Forest AND the Trees: Predicting Forest Responses to Contrasting Climate Change Influences

The study published in PNAS investigated how forests are responding to global warming and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide.
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Researchers Study Hawaiian Volcano Kilauea’s Destructive 2018 Eruption

Scientists’ understanding of collapsing volcanic calderas had been severely limited by poorly-documented caldera-forming eruptions up until this 2018 outburst.
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Researchers Compare Computational Models of Mate Preference Integration Across 45 Counties

In their paper published in Scientific Reports, the researchers investigated eight different human mating models to determine which can most accurately predict our realized mate choices.
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A Sunsational Study: UCSB Researchers Examine Political Identities and Participation of U.S. Solar Households

“If you look inside a neighborhood, Republicans and Democrats have the same probability of having solar,” Mildenberger said.
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Mental Health in Medicine: Presented by Vania Manipod, D.O., at UCSB

Manipod described her own experience with occupational burnout and how living with the condition led to her reevaluate her career and her priorities as a psychiatrist. 
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UCSB Researchers Investigate Snail Control Efforts To Combat Parasitic Disease

Schistosomiasis, an acute and chronic disease caused by parasitic worms of the genus Schistosoma, affects over 200 million people worldwide.
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UCSB Professor To Study Public Perception of NSF Synthetic Cells Projects

With ambitious goals to build synthetic neurons and lipid-free cells, many questions can emerge, including the societal significance of synthetic cells as well as the potential benefits, risks and pos...
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Exploring the Cognitive Science of Supernatural Concepts

The class discusses the research and theory behind why beliefs of supernatural concepts have pervaded across numerous cultures and why our brains are susceptible to such notions.
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