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‘Bolbo’ the Builder: UCSB Researchers Investigate the Impact of Bumphead Parrotfish Feeding on Tropical Reefs

Their diet, unusual compared to that of other primarily herbivorous parrotfish, consists of structural reef carbonates and the lifeforms that corals harbor.
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Friends with Health Benefits

Meaningful relationships “nurture a desire to create and/or seize life opportunities for growth,” and in doing so, promote development and exploration.
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UCSB Researchers Discover Potentially Druggable Pathway Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases

"A new pathway exists that can potentially be targeted for drug delivery that can improve the lives of patients of these neurodegenerative diseases in a relatively short amount of time."
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Recapping Undergraduate Research Week

Undergraduate Research Week was a culmination of students’ hard work and dedication to their research projects over several quarters.
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The ‘Invisible’ Pollution of Plastics

UCSB researchers performed the first global-scale study focusing on the impact of plastics on climate change.
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Ecosystems of the Santa Barbara Channel

“Bizarre ecosystems, fluid flow, unusual anaerobic communities and mount structures” are just a few of the wonders that can be found within our Santa Barbara Channel.
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UCSB’s Bridge to the Doctorate Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate program aims to “enhance the diversity of STEM graduate education by recruiting, enrolling, training and graduating a cohort of 12 talented doctoral students."
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UCSB Researchers Investigate Factors Affecting Gasoline Price Variability in Santa Barbara County

“If a gas station is closer to a school district or a shopping mall, it’s going to have higher gasoline prices to take advantage of the fact that people are usually going to fill up their tanks on...
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Exploring Mental Health Through the Art of Film

During Active Minds' “Movies for Mental Health” event, several short films about various mental illnesses were screened and four UCSB undergraduates courageously shared their personal struggles wi...
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There Are Not Plenty of Fish in the Sea

The paper also forecasted “winning” and “losing” ecosystems under warming waters, in which certain regions of the world would experience a loss of fish diversity and availability.
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UCSB Researchers Find Novel Genetic Mutation for Alzheimer’s Disease

A second Colombian family with a novel mutation on the same gene for inherited Alzheimer’s disease had been discovered.
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You’re Just Too Funny For Me

A male friend's opinion adds to a plethora of evidence — both empirical and anecdotal — indicating that men are often perceived as the funnier sex.
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The Future of Protein?

Switching to plant-based and cell-based foods would significantly reduce land and water use and emissions compared to their conventional animal counterparts.
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To Drink or Not To Drink

Szumlinski's team has detected a mechanism within the amygdaloid region of the brain which can be suppressed and therefore fails to properly regulate the urge to consume alcohol.
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UC Kicks Off Cool Campus Challenge for Month of April

From April 1–26, all 10 UC campuses will be going head-to-head for all students, faculty and staff to “reduce UC’s carbon footprint and create a culture of sustainability across the campuses,”...
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