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UC Santa Barbara’s Top Innovators

National Medal Of Technology Recipient, Andrew Gossard Arthur Gossard, UC Santa Barbara Research Professor and Professor Emeritus of Materials, Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently named ...
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What is crystallization? Crystallization is a solid-liquid separation technique. An impure solid compound is completely dissolved in hot water. This solution contains the desired compound as well as i...
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Hofmann shows an organism significantly affected by acidifying oceans: the sea urchin.
Hofmann shows an organism significantly affected by acidifying oceans: the sea urchin.

UC Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2025

University of California president Janet Napolitano announced the goal of carbon neutrality at all nine universities by 2025. The Carbon Neutrality Initiative aims to reduce the amount of greenhouse g...
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UCSB Saves Half A Billion Gallons of Water Through Recycled Water Efforts

Many students wonder: as one of the “Top 50 Green Schools” with a commitment to environmental sustainability and conservation, how is UCSB still able to maintain lush green lawns amidst the grueli...
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Got Health? Awareness Week Comes to Campus

For many of us, college means eating a bag of Doritos between classes because you don’t have enough time for a real meal, and drowning in coffee during late night study sessions. Many students strug...
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MCDB Professor Receives Grant to Study Polycystic Kidney Disease

UCSB Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Thomas Weimbs, was recently awarded a three-year grant for $600,000 by the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust of New York to support his l...
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A Look Into the Physics Behind Shuji Nakamura’s Nobel Prize

Shuji Nakamura, Professor of Materials and Research Director of the Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) at UCSB, recently received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics from the Roya...
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American Doctors Respond Successfully to Ebola Treatment

Two Americans doctors infected by the recent outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Liberia were released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Aug. 21 following a successful treatment with the...
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There’s a Latte Ways Caffeine Can Affect You

One-third of the world’s population consumes coffee on a regular basis. The average American drinks three cups of coffee a day. Many people — especially college students — indulge in the revital...
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Yoga: More Than a Trend

You are in your biweekly evening yoga class. Your mind is cleared from the clutter of your busy day; you’re calm and there is an equal boost of energy with every pose and breathing exercise. Finally...
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UCSB College of Engineering Researchers Design Innovative PTSD Diagnosis Technique

The end of war brings home soldiers, and accompanying many of these veterans is post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. This disorder occurs after experiencing a stressful or frightening event and often...
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Meningitis Bacterial Defense Mechanism Finds Applications in Future of Regenerative Medicine

Researchers from UC Santa Barbara, the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Northwestern University recently created a technique to target and correct genetic ...
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UCSF Research Team Develops Epilepsy Cell Therapy In Mice

UCSF researchers have found a way to cure epilepsy in mice using cell transplantation and hope to implement this technique to cure forms of human epilepsy. The study was funded by the National Institu...
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Study Examines Vascular Health, Cognitive Decline

UCLA researchers have been studying the specifics of a broader concept that vascular health and stroke risk affect cognition independent of dementia processes. The published study, titled “Vascular ...
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Researchers Consider Solar-Powered Asteroid Vaporization Method

On February 15, Asteroid 2012 DA14, an asteroid about half of the size of a football field, flew extremely close to Earth. Recently, a meteor about 55 feet in diameter and weighing 10,000 tons crashed...
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