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Got Health? Awareness Week Comes to Campus

Got Health? Awareness Week Comes to Campus

For many of us, college means eating a bag of Doritos between classes because you don’t have enough time for a real meal, and drowning in coffee during late night…

A Brief Salvo of Science from 2014

A Brief Salvo of Science from 2014

Scientists recently discovered a sea slug that can survive for months on photosynthesis­­ – much like a plant­ – by incorporating genes from algae into its own chromosome. The V.…

Excel in Office on the Cheap

Gauchos know that making a dollar stretch as far as possible is a top priority. One course tool that nearly all students use that is not only overpriced, but also…

UCSB Hosts Sustainable Seafood Summit

UCSB Hosts Sustainable Seafood Summit

As part of the University of California Global Food Initiative, UCSB hosted its first “Food from the Sea” summit yesterday, which focused on the role of fisheries and aquaculture in…

UCSB Researchers Tackle Pediatric Diabetes With Artificial Pancreas

UCSB Researchers Tackle Pediatric Diabetes With Artificial Pancreas

Type 1 diabetic patients know that the responsibilities necessary to manage life with the disease are all routine: monitoring food consumption, maintaining a balance in physical activity and tracking precise…

UCSB Microbial Oceanographer Receives Prestigious Award

UCSB Microbial Oceanographer Receives Prestigious Award

Craig Carlson of UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology was awarded the prestigious G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and…

Tricking Soil Bacteria to Grow in Lab: Discovering a Class of Antibiotics to Combat Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Tricking Soil Bacteria to Grow in Lab: Discovering a Class of Antibiotics to Combat Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Finding new antibiotics to combat the growing list of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria is crucial to fighting infections and maintaining food supplies. Now, scientists are introducing the first new class of antibiotics…

Size Matters: Smaller Fish and Endangered Reefs

Size Matters: Smaller Fish and Endangered Reefs

UC Santa Barbara research biologist Jenn Caselle recently published a study revealing the importance of and threats to the California sheephead fish (Semicossyphus pulcher) in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems. Caselle…