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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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Evaluating Cumulative Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems

Recently, UCSB researchers published a paper that addressed for the first time the combined impact humans are having on our marine ecosystems.
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Epigenetics, Corals and Climate Change

Moeller and other marine scientists received a $3 million, five-year funding from the NSF to set up long-term research on the coral reefs around Moorea in French Polynesia. 
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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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SBWCN: Animal Rescue Stories from the Community

Local community members share rescue stories of animals they and SBWCN helped.
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A Look Into Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation at the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network

Located in Goleta, the animal rehabilitation center has cared for over 3,100 patients so far in 2019.
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UCSB Researcher Uses Hypothetical Mussel Farms To Study Aquaculture Productivity in Southern California

The researchers predicted the profitability of 223 hypothetical mussel farms along the coast from Point Conception to the Mexico border in a region known as the Southern California Bight. 
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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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Eating for Two: MSI Researchers Study How Urchins Make Kelp More Palatable for Benthic Feeders

Sea urchins, much maligned throughout the California coast for destroying kelp forests, might not be quite the pests that they appear to be.
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The Art of Change: Dissecting the Role of Lobbying in Climate Policy

Meng and Rode were able to measure exactly how the Waxman-Markey bill was affected by the lobbying money surrounding its approval in the House and its no-show in the Senate. 
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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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UCSB Researchers Uncover Conditions Leading to Unusual 2015 Algal Bloom

It was especially fortuitous that the bloom occurred in the Santa Barbara Channel, a strip of coast which has been subject to close monitoring. 
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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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Bren Professor Researches Logistics of Carbon Capture and Utilization

“The question is whether we can turn this large volume of carbonaceous material that we are producing into an opportunity to store the carbon that is emitted into the atmosphere that creates the gre...
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