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Santa Barbara’s Doctors Without Walls Turns Tech

Santa Barbara’s Doctors Without Walls Turns Tech

Beyond the beaches and beautiful weather of Santa Barbara lies a prevalent homeless population. Since 2008, however, the organization Doctors Without Walls — Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM) has provided healthcare to the under-served, with much of their work accomplished through developing a mobile electronic medical records (EMR)…

MCDB Professor Receives Grant to Study Polycystic Kidney Disease

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 lab’s investigation on polycystic kidney disease (PKD). PKD is a slow-progressing autosomal dominant disorder, which causes the growth…

A Week of Science Round-Ups

A Week of Science Round-Ups

1. Top-secret military space plane returns from orbit. On Oct. 17, an ultra-secret space plane belonging to the United States Air Force touched down in Southern California. Unbeknownst to the world, the United States Air Force was conducting a test mission of the Boeing X-37B for nearly two…

Adding Mathematics to the Biological Equation

Adding Mathematics to the Biological Equation

Mathematics can be used to express a variety of phenomena; a masterful Mozart sonata, for example, can be…

UCSB Outreach Allows Kids Deep-Sea Insight

UCSB’s Marine Science Institute (MSI) is partnering with Robert Ballard — most famously known for his discovery of…

UCSB Engineers Introduce An Innovative Biosensor that Rivals Graphene in Sensitivity

UCSB Engineers Introduce An Innovative Biosensor that Rivals Graphene in Sensitivity

UC Santa Barbara researchers recently engineered a 2-D next-generation field-effect transistor (FET) biosensor using molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a…

Artificial Intelligence: Can Science Truly Recreate You?

Artificial Intelligence: Can Science Truly Recreate You?

With the unprecedented rise of millennial computing, lightning fast telecommunication, vibrant social media and virtually limitless access to…

American Doctors Respond Successfully to Ebola Treatment

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…

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