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Researchers Probe Conformations of Protein Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers Probe Conformations of Protein Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

UC Santa Barbara researchers recently studied the biophysics of the regulation and aggregation of Tau, a protein critical in regulating several intracellular functions and believed to play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The human nervous system produces a unique set of proteins called intrinsically disordered…

Got Health? Awareness Week Comes to Campus

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 struggle with eating healthy and do not get their recommended doses of daily nutrition.…

A Brief Salvo of Science from 2014

A Brief Salvo of Science from 2014

Scientists recently discovered a sea slug that can survive for months on photosynthesis­­ – much like a plant­ – by incorporating genes from algae into its own chromosome. The V. litorea algae found on the E. chlorotica slug’s chromosome encodes for a protein necessary to carry out photosynthesis…

Excel in Office on the Cheap

Gauchos know that making a dollar stretch as far as possible is a top priority. One course tool…

UCSB Hosts Sustainable Seafood Summit

UCSB Hosts Sustainable Seafood Summit

As part of the University of California Global Food Initiative, UCSB hosted its first “Food from the Sea”…

UCSB Researchers Tackle Pediatric Diabetes With Artificial Pancreas

UCSB Researchers Tackle Pediatric Diabetes With Artificial Pancreas

Type 1 diabetic patients know that the responsibilities necessary to manage life with the disease are all routine:…

UCSB Microbial Oceanographer Receives Prestigious Award

UCSB Microbial Oceanographer Receives Prestigious Award

Craig Carlson of UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology was awarded the prestigious G.…

Tricking Soil Bacteria to Grow in Lab: Discovering a Class of Antibiotics to Combat Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Tricking Soil Bacteria to Grow in Lab: Discovering a Class of Antibiotics to Combat Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Finding new antibiotics to combat the growing list of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria is crucial to fighting infections and maintaining…

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