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Courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Medical Center

Capps’s H.O.P.E. Act Yields Two Successful Surgeries

Johns Hopkins University Medical Center announced the first successful HIV-positive organ donation on Wednesday, made possible by the HIV Organ Policy Equity (H.O.P.E.) Act, sponsored by Santa Barbara...
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6-kidney prototype

Organs Made to Order

A team at Wake Forest University has refined the process of 3D-printing to create human body parts such as ears, muscles and jawbones, through a combination of living cells and a special gel.
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Sylvester (left) archives photos taken during his research of Southern California (right).
Sylvester (left) archives photos taken during his research of Southern California (right).

Sylvester’s Guide to Roadside Geology

Since his retirement, Arthur Sylvester has been researching and leading student tours all throughout Southern California.
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Charles Jones (left) and Leila Carvalho (right) study monsoon variability due to climate change.

Cloudy With a Chance of Monsoons

Recently, there has been a rise in debates and information regarding intense weather events. Californians are not the only ones experiencing both extreme drought and dangerous flooding; there has been...
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Charles Jones (left) and Leila Carvalho (right) study monsoon variability due to climate change.
Neurofibrillary tangles (shown in blue), formed by beta-amyloid protein aggregations, comprise neural communication and are a leading cause of Alzheimer's.
Neurofibrillary tangles (shown in blue), formed by beta-amyloid protein aggregations, comprise neural communication and are a leading cause of Alzheimer's.

How to Prevent Alzheimer’s 101

How many times have you walked into a room and forgotten what you needed? Forgetfulness is a part of everyone’s daily lives, but many fear that as they age and their scatter-brained tendencies incre...
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Tumoregenic kidneys are larger and show abnormal coloring than healthy kidneys.

The Kidney-Saving Diet

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disease, characterized by giant fluid-filled cyst growing in the kidneys, which enlarges the organ to potentially fatal sizes. Treatment for slowing or sto...
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Tumoregenic kidneys are larger and show abnormal coloring than healthy kidneys.
(from left) Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology, France A. Cordova of the National Science Foundation, Rainer Weiss of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, David Reitze of Caltech and Gabriela Gonzalez of Louisiana State University are important contributors to the LIGO project.
(from left) Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology, France A. Cordova of the National Science Foundation, Rainer Weiss of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, David Reitze of Caltech and Gabriela Gonzalez of Louisiana State University are important contributors to the LIGO project.

Gravitational Waves Detected As Suggested by Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has successfully recorded the sound of two black holes colliding billions of light years away. A faint rising tone in the recording is th...
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An infant in Poco Fundo, Brazil presents with microcephaly, a neurological disorder that can cause lifelong difficulties and is potentially linked to Zika virus infection.

Zika Virus Prompts Public Health Emergency

The Zika virus is causing international concern due to its rapid spread across the globe and potential connection to a microcephaly, a neurological birth disorder. According to World Health Organizati...
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An infant in Poco Fundo, Brazil presents with microcephaly, a neurological disorder that can cause lifelong difficulties and is potentially linked to Zika virus infection.
Through his research, Jeffrey Hunger shows that there are better and more accurate alternate indicators of health than the popularly used body mass index.
Through his research, Jeffrey Hunger shows that there are better and more accurate alternate indicators of health than the popularly used body mass index.

Fit AND Fat: The Downfall of BMI

Everyone has heard of it; some know it all too well. The Body Mass Index (BMI) has served as the go-to source for affirmation and criticism of health for too long, according to UCSB researcher and gra...
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Cantiello and his colleagues

The Force in Our Stars

Matteo Cantiello, postdoctoral fellow, Jim Fuller, a professor at California Technical University, and Lars Bildsten, the director of Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), have been “liste...
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Cantiello and his colleagues
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Laying Down the Roots of S.T.E.M. Education

“Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then...
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Artists:  Dong Woog Lee and Nicholas Cadirov 
Title:  Lipid Domains 2: Invasion of the lipid domains -- Popular Vote Winner
Description:  Lipid domains in model myelin lipid bilayers obtained with fluorescence microscope. The image was post modified by ImageJ software (pseudo color, find edge). We found that the change in lipid domains may eventually lead to disintegration of myelin structure, which is the onset of Multiple Sclerosis

Science Through the Lens of an Artist

  At first glance, the whirling, shimmering zigzags of color seem like a modern tech-art combination — so distant from their roots in the detailed scientific processes that inspired them. These...
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Artists:  Dong Woog Lee and Nicholas Cadirov 
Title:  Lipid Domains 2: Invasion of the lipid domains -- Popular Vote Winner
Description:  Lipid domains in model myelin lipid bilayers obtained with fluorescence microscope. The image was post modified by ImageJ software (pseudo color, find edge). We found that the change in lipid domains may eventually lead to disintegration of myelin structure, which is the onset of Multiple Sclerosis
Giant clams reflect white by color mixing analogous to RGB-pixelation in televisions, cell phones and other electro-optical displays. As one component of this mechanism, bright blue reflects from nano-scale structures in cells of a giant clam's epithelium.
Giant clams reflect white by color mixing analogous to RGB-pixelation in televisions, cell phones and other electro-optical displays. As one component of this mechanism, bright blue reflects from nano-scale structures in cells of a giant clam's epithelium.

Clam-tastic Solar Power Technology

Giant clams contain light-reflecting cells, called iridescent cells, on their exposed epithelium that allow the giant clam to reflect incoming sunlight into vivid shades of gold, blue and green. The g...
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The Search for Dark Matter

One of the greatest mysteries in modern astrophysics is dark matter. While it makes up about 80 percent of the matter in the entire Universe, its detection has eluded physicists and scientists since i...
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The Oscar of the Marine World

In the world of science, there are few honors that are significant enough to be compared to something as prestigious as an Academy Award in the film industry. One award noteworthy of paralleling this ...
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