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Craig Montell, Pioneer Award recipient aims to decrease diseases caused by insects.
Craig Montell, Pioneer Award recipient aims to decrease diseases caused by insects.

UCSB Professor Receives Pioneer Award for Initiative to Decrease Dengue Fever

UCSB Professor of Neuroscience and Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Craig Montell has been awarded the Pioneer Award, which includes $2.5 million for research allotted over a five-year period...
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Celebrating the Nobel Laureates of 2015

The Nobel Prize recipients were announced last week, and prizes for science were awarded in the fields of physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine. The three categories of awards were split among...
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Herbert Kroemer, UCSB Nobel Laureate and pioneer in the field of heterostructures and hot electron physics.
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Herbert Kroemer, UCSB Nobel Laureate and pioneer in the field of heterostructures and hot electron physics.

Let There Be Light

The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Light. To honor that, UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering along with the Institute of Energy Efficiency (IEE) hosted a light symp...
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Alejandra Jaramillo (bottom) made the discovery during her ongoing research on parasites in the lab of Armand Kuris.

Newly Discovered Parasite Named After UCSB Professor

You may see Armand Kuris, parasitologist and professor in the Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology department, wearing a new T-shirt, which has a picture of the new discovered fish parasite, Chlorom...
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Alejandra Jaramillo (bottom) made the discovery during her ongoing research on parasites in the lab of Armand Kuris.
Neural constructs of neurons (green) and nuclei (blue) resembling the human brain are developed in P.E.G. hydrogels prior to experimentation.
Neural constructs of neurons (green) and nuclei (blue) resembling the human brain are developed in P.E.G. hydrogels prior to experimentation.

Researchers Develop Improved Method To Screen for Neural Toxicity

Traditional methods for testing neural toxicity have often been costly and, at times, failed to detect certain compounds toxic to the brain. However, researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison, ...
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Kenneth Kosik leads a research team to discover effects of eotaxin levels in prolonging Alzheimer's.

UCSB Researchers Find Possible Factor to Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s

Although a definitive cure for Alzheimer’s is distant at this time, researchers at UCSB have discovered a possible factor important in delaying the onset of the disease. Co-authors Dr. Kenneth Kosik...
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Kenneth Kosik leads a research team to discover effects of eotaxin levels in prolonging Alzheimer's.
The highly social false killer whales and bottlenose dolphins form interpecies partnerships with each other during hunts to help themselves defend and avoid predators.
The highly social false killer whales and bottlenose dolphins form interpecies partnerships with each other during hunts to help themselves defend and avoid predators.

A New Definition of ‘Cheating’

In the scientific community it has been widely accepted that there is a large amount of cheating by members of mutualistic partnerships. According to a new study conducted by scientists at the Nationa...
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In Cornwall, United Kingdon, a young Herring Gull, one of the many seabird affected by plastic waste in oceans, picks up debris

Global Plastic Pollution Threatens Seabirds

Plastic pollution has been an important global environmental concern for decades due to the rapid amount of plastic production and consumption. Until now, scientists have not been able to quantify the...
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In Cornwall, United Kingdon, a young Herring Gull, one of the many seabird affected by plastic waste in oceans, picks up debris
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KeyRaider Steals Over 225,000 Apple Accounts

The largest known Apple account theft occurred this summer when over 225,000 Apple accounts were confiscated by malware software nicknamed, KeyRaider. Cydia, a software distribution and installation t...
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small-scale model of the asteroid, represented by basalt, is held in line of sight of the laser.

Earth Versus Asteroid: Who Will Win?

Natural disasters and the diminishing of Earth’s resources are only some of the problems that humans have to face; there is also the threat of asteroids colliding into Earth and causing a razing of ...
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small-scale model of the asteroid, represented by basalt, is held in line of sight of the laser.

Battle of the Bacteria

UCSB researchers recently demonstrated how Gram-negative bacteria, such as E. coli, exploit target-cell machinery of nearby bacteria and use protein toxins to kill them. Their work furthers current un...
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Scientists Discover Single-Celled Marine Plankton Staring Back at Them

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have identified an eye-like structure in a rare, single-celled marine plankton from the family Warnowiaceae. It is more common that multicellular organ...
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A new study by UCSB Professor Michael Mahan and researchers shows that, for as long as they have been studied, pathogenic bacteria may not have been playing up to how they are really made to be.
A new study by UCSB Professor Michael Mahan and researchers shows that, for as long as they have been studied, pathogenic bacteria may not have been playing up to how they are really made to be.

A New Era for Antibiotics Resistance Testing

A new study by UCSB Professor Michael Mahan and researchers shows that, for as long as they have been studied, pathogenic bacteria may not have been playing up to how they are really made to be. In th...
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UCSB Researcher Receives NASA Grant for Space Research on Interstellar Travel

UC Santa Barbara physics professor, Phillip Lubin, and his team from UCSB’s Experimental Cosmology Group have been awarded one of 15 proof-of-concept grants from NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts to...
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Scott Grafton stands in front of an MRI scanner, which may one day be able to diagnose traumatic brain injury with insights from his research. Photo credit: Spencer Bruttig
Scott Grafton stands in front of an MRI scanner, which may one day be able to diagnose traumatic brain injury with insights from his research. Photo credit: Spencer Bruttig

UCSB Professor Announced as NFL Sponsored Grant Recipient

Imagine awaking in an emergency room. A doctor assures that you have suffered a mild concussion from an early morning bike crash, and that you’ll be back attending class in no time. But a week or tw...
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