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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How to Improve Running Efficiency

Running is the most energy-costly mode of locomotion for humans, according to Hawkes’ study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
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Chemical Engineering Professor Receives Grant To Study Reporter Proteins and “Dark Matter of Biology”

Mukherjee’s research lab is working to develop bioluminescent reporters able to produce light in the context of anaerobic systems that Mukherjee terms the “dark matter of biology.”
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UCSB Selected to Host New Quantum Foundry

The NSF has granted UCSB $25 million over six years to advance the “discovery and control of materials that support protected quantum states with unprecedented coherence and scalable entanglement."
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Genetic Variation Can Affect Embryo Formation

Because humans and other vertebrates share a common regulatory mechanism for endoderm development with nematodes, the study’s results may have potential implications for drug therapies.
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UCSB Researchers Discover Mechanism Potentially Accelerating Progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease

While researchers in the natural sciences field studying kidney stones have observed dilated tubules before, “it has not previously been recognized as an active protective mechanism,” the paper st...
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UCSB Researchers Examine Effective Communication of Environmental Issues

Their findings suggest that the same types of messaging frames can be effectively used to communicate to conservatives and liberals, rather than speaking to each group individually.
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2019 Karp Discovery Award Will Further UC Women’s Brain Initiative

The idea for the initiative emerged when the researchers saw that replication across current, public studies on the short- and long-term effects of the birth control pill on the brain didn't yet exist...
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