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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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Forming and Fueling Galaxies

"Our study was about trying to find the reservoir of gas that feeds galaxies like the Milky Way,” Martin said.
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Monitoring by NGOs Helps Increase Compliance with National Mandates

One significant takeaway from the research is that NGOs can still play an integral role even in an authoritarian country like China.
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Where in the World is Marine Biodiversity Risk More Prevalent?

After compiling the range and conservation status of 5,291 marine species, the scientists calculated the average extinction risk for each species against their worldwide distribution.
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Isla Vista Compost Collective Plans to Double Composting Service for Fall 2019

Each week, “Dirtriders” on bikes with a cargo trailer attached pick up buckets filled with food product from their designated houses. Then, they drop off a new, clean five-gallon bucket for their ...
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Marine Species More Vulnerable to Global Warming Than Terrestrial Species

In addition, McCauley and his colleagues found that local species extinctions in the ocean occurred at twice the rate than those on land.
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Friends with Health Benefits

Meaningful relationships “nurture a desire to create and/or seize life opportunities for growth,” and in doing so, promote development and exploration.
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UCSB Researchers Discover Potentially Druggable Pathway Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases

"A new pathway exists that can potentially be targeted for drug delivery that can improve the lives of patients of these neurodegenerative diseases in a relatively short amount of time."
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The ‘Invisible’ Pollution of Plastics

UCSB researchers performed the first global-scale study focusing on the impact of plastics on climate change.
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UCSB’s Bridge to the Doctorate Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate program aims to “enhance the diversity of STEM graduate education by recruiting, enrolling, training and graduating a cohort of 12 talented doctoral students."
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UCSB Researchers Investigate Factors Affecting Gasoline Price Variability in Santa Barbara County

“If a gas station is closer to a school district or a shopping mall, it’s going to have higher gasoline prices to take advantage of the fact that people are usually going to fill up their tanks on...
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UCSB Researchers Find Novel Genetic Mutation for Alzheimer’s Disease

A second Colombian family with a novel mutation on the same gene for inherited Alzheimer’s disease had been discovered.
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The Future of Protein?

Switching to plant-based and cell-based foods would significantly reduce land and water use and emissions compared to their conventional animal counterparts.
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UC Kicks Off Cool Campus Challenge for Month of April

From April 1–26, all 10 UC campuses will be going head-to-head for all students, faculty and staff to “reduce UC’s carbon footprint and create a culture of sustainability across the campuses,”...
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Two UCSB Faculty Named 2019 Sloan Research Fellows

UCSB’s Sloan Research Fellowship recipients are Thomas Sprague for neuroscience and Xin Zhou for mathematics.
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