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‘Train Locally, Deploy Globally’ with AI

Technology undoubtedly plays a fundamental role in tracking climate change. Scientists and researchers can take advantage of a plethora of technological approaches to aid them in their work in widely ...
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UCSB Researcher Studies Carbon Storage in Soil

In addition to growing plants and making mud pies, soil is good for storing carbon. In fact, soil contains more than double the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. With potential to offset some global...
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Let’s Tau-lk about Tau: Exploring the Protein

In healthy conditions, the tau protein aids in microtubule stability in neurons in the brain. Under pathological conditions, tau aggregates and forms neurofibrillary tangles. The buildup of these neur...
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Gut Feeling: Studying Interactions in the Microbiome

The importance of our gut microbiome — influential in our metabolism, immune function and physiology — can’t be overstated. Simply put, the tens of trillions of bacteria and other microbes resid...
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UCSB Researchers Help Develop New Technique to Detect Changes in Bone Structure

Our bones constantly form and absorb bone tissue throughout our lives. What becomes worrisome is when we have a progressively greater loss of bone density as we age, which could lead to osteoporosis. ...
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UCSB Researchers Study Diet of Population With ‘World’s Healthiest Arteries’

Researchers have found that the Tsimané people of the Bolivian Amazon have the healthiest hearts in the world. With minimal levels of hypertension and type 2 diabetes, as well as the lowest levels of...
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Improving Shark Sanctuaries

UCSB researchers set out to understand shark movement in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean consisting of hundreds of small atolls and islands. I...
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UCSB Researcher Studies Optimization of Wind Farm Performance

As pressure mounts to find and use cleaner sources of energy, harnessing wind power has become increasingly common. But while wind turbines may be a large prospective source for generating electricity...
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Exploring How Team Dynamics Affect Team Performance

As knowledge work becomes more complex, organizations increasingly assign tasks to teams rather than individuals. Working in teams has become more common in the modern workplace, whether it’s at the...
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UCSB Researcher ReFINes Method to Detect Sharks

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have made developments for a relatively new technique to track sharks with a sample of water. Specifically, they set out to create a more sensitive surveillance assessm...
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UCSB Researcher Studies Possibility of Greater Wildfire Frequency in Future

California’s wildfire season began earlier than usual in 2018, with the Mendocino Complex Fire burning nearly 460,000 acres total beginning in late July. It surpassed the Thomas Fire, which occurred...
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Going with the Flow

As riffles and pools provide the foundation for stream habitats and environments, they can reveal much about the basic ecology of streams.
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UC’s Communication Strategies for Carbon Neutrality

The CNI states it will need continuing efforts by stakeholder groups and multifarious parties, as well as engagement and cooperation across the UC community to reduce the university's carbon footprint...
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UCSB’s Own BIFROST

Like a faucet for light, BIFROST features a unique web interface that will allow researchers to log on to the instrument, select a desired wavelength or tuning range, and simply begin their work.
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UCSB Joins Large-Scale Cancer Research Consortium

Using broad evolutionary and ecological perspectives to look at cancer across the tree of life could help make great strides in cancer prevention and treatment mechanisms, according to Boddy.
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