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Researchers subjected differentiated mouse cells to an acid bath to induce an embryonic state.
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Scientists Awed, Skeptical Over Mature Cell Reprogramming

Concerns are continuing to arise over the news that researchers from Japan recently discovered a revolutionary phenomenon in which mature differentiated cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent embryonic cells, which can then differentiate into one of many cell types.

Fossil Free Protests UC’s Funding of Fossil Fuel Giants
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Fossil Free Protests UC’s Funding of Fossil Fuel Giants

The past decade has presented academic institutions as leaders in addressing the issue of climate change through extensive research and education. Yet it turns out that they many academic institutions are financially invested in companies whose practices, quite literally, add fuel to the crisis.

KAVLI Introduces Educators to Emerging Science Concepts
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KAVLI Introduces Educators to Emerging Science Concepts

Dozens of teachers from around the country gathered at UCSB’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) to participate in “The Physics of Flocking: From Cells to Crowds,” a full-day workshop for high school science educators to become better acquainted with the realms of physics and academic science.

Looking to Slim Down? Try Skipping the Skim Milk
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Looking to Slim Down? Try Skipping the Skim Milk

Among the endless diet fads and craze to eat healthy and stay thin, our first instinct when dieting is to grab everything off supermarket shelves that is labeled with “low-fat” or — even better — “non-fat.” According to recent studies, however, men who consumed high-fat dairy tended to be leaner than those who consumed low-fat dairy products.

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UCSB Researchers Develop Tool to Trace How Bodies Metabolize Drugs

A biomedical technology once thought impossible came to fruition thanks to University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Kevin Plaxco, a biochemistry professor, Tom Soh, a mechanical engineering professor and Scott Ferguson, Ph.D candidate in the Soh Laboratory. The team collaborated to develop MEDIC, a revolutionary medical device that provides real-time, personalized feed-back on how individual bodies metabolize drugs prescribed by doctors.