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Express Yourself: UCSB Researchers Study RNA Roles in Cell Differentiation

Golkaram and colleagues set out to identify the interactions between mRNA and miRNAs, which control and regulate cell development through expressing specific genes.
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‘Train Locally, Deploy Globally’ with AI

To help scientists in “applying artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand and protect the planet”, Microsoft and National Geographic have partnered up to sponsor AI for Earth Innovation Gran...
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The Swipe Right Love Story

While the prospect of online dating is bleak, research has shown that its dystopian implication doesn’t deviate as far from our primitive instincts as we might think.
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UCSB Researcher Studies Carbon Storage in Soil

“What we found that was really interesting was that the absorption capacity for carbon really depends on climate to a very great extent,” Chadwick said.
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Reduce, Reuse and Reconsider the Effectiveness of Recycling

Geyer’s study showed that only nine percent of the plastic ever produced has been recycled.
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Let’s Tau-lk about Tau: Exploring the Protein

The Han research group has found a method that can track the healthy to pathological transition of the protein tau, which is implicated in diseases including Alzheimer's.
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Recapping the 1st Annual Womxn/Hacks

This past weekend, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at UCSB hosted their first annual Womxn/Hacks on campus.
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Gut Feeling: Studying Interactions in the Microbiome

“The whole is more than the sum of its parts. It’s not just the individual microbes but, rather, it’s the microbes in their context," Jones said.
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Microbial Assassins: Changing the Face of Modern Antibiotics

"We can equip helpful bacteria with a toxin-delivering system to target and destroy harmful ones. Such specificity could give us more control over our microbiome and our health," Song said.
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Underneath the Surface: Shrinking Groundwater in the United States

The team calculated the degree of separation between fresh groundwater and brackish groundwater in over 25 sedimentary basins throughout the United States.
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UCSB Researchers Help Develop New Technique to Detect Changes in Bone Structure

The micro-Texture technique can still produce high-resolution data that can help in diagnosing and monitoring diseases without the need to acquire an entire 2-D magnetic resonance image.
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UCSB Researchers Study Diet of Population With ‘World’s Healthiest Arteries’

As the Tsimané and Mosetén populations experience an ongoing nutrition transition, the study illustrates the link between diet and an increase in noncommunicable chronic diseases.
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Improving Shark Sanctuaries

UCSB researchers set out to understand shark movement in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean consisting of hundreds of small atolls and islands. I...
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UCSB Researcher Studies Optimization of Wind Farm Performance

While the performance limits for a single wind turbine have been established, the same couldn’t be said of the power output from a large wind farm.
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Exploring How Team Dynamics Affect Team Performance

"We found that the role of dynamics of team collaboration predicts the team performance more [accurately] than team compositional features alone," said Kim.
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