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UCSB Alums Found – and Grow – Apeeling Food Technology Company

UCSB Alums Found – and Grow – Apeeling Food Technology Company

Apeel Sciences is a start-up that aims to reduce worldwide food waste and pesticide-use through ultrathin film-like crop sprays that extend the shelf life of produce and camouflage the growing…

UCSB Researchers Successfully Immortalize Rodent Stem Cells

UCSB Researchers Successfully Immortalize Rodent Stem Cells

Researchers led by UC Santa Barbara Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology professor James Thomson recently found a way to hold mouse stem cells on the threshold of differentiation, allowing them…

Santa Barbara’s Doctors Without Walls Turns Tech

Santa Barbara’s Doctors Without Walls Turns Tech

Beyond the beaches and beautiful weather of Santa Barbara lies a prevalent homeless population. Since 2008, however, the organization Doctors Without Walls — Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM) has provided…

MCDB Professor Receives Grant to Study Polycystic Kidney Disease

MCDB Professor Receives Grant to Study Polycystic Kidney Disease

UCSB Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Thomas Weimbs, was recently awarded a three-year grant for $600,000 by the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust of New York to support his…

A Week of Science Round-Ups

A Week of Science Round-Ups

1. Top-secret military space plane returns from orbit. On Oct. 17, an ultra-secret space plane belonging to the United States Air Force touched down in Southern California. Unbeknownst to the…

A Look Into the Physics Behind Shuji Nakamura’s Nobel Prize

Shuji Nakamura, Professor of Materials and Research Director of the Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) at UCSB, recently received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics from the…

Adding Mathematics to the Biological Equation

Adding Mathematics to the Biological Equation

Mathematics can be used to express a variety of phenomena; a masterful Mozart sonata, for example, can be represented as an elaborate sequence of longitudinal pressure waves or acoustic wave…

UCSB Outreach Allows Kids Deep-Sea Insight

UCSB’s Marine Science Institute (MSI) is partnering with Robert Ballard — most famously known for his discovery of the Titanic — through the MSI’s new facility for Outreach to Teach…