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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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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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