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UCSB Researchers Successfully Immortalize Rodent Stem Cells

UCSB Researchers Successfully Immortalize Rodent Stem Cells

Researchers led by UC Santa Barbara Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology professor James Thomson recently found a way to hold mouse stem cells on the threshold of differentiation, allowing them to self-renew and produce blood and vascular tissue in a dish. If pursued, this research concept could be…

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…

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)…

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…

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