Researchers at UCSB recently observed a link between peaking estrogen levels during young women’s monthly cycles with increased sexual desire and conversely higher progesterone levels with decreased sexual motivation. The study focused on undergraduate women around the age of 20, who were asked to spit into a test tube every […]
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Researchers at UCSB recently created a device that can detect and differentiate between explosives, pollutants and various airborne chemicals via a microfluidic nanotechnology that mimics the mechanism behind canine chemo sensation. The portable vapor-distinguishing “Trace Chemical Vapor Detection Cartridge” is patented by SpectraFluidics, a Santa Barbara-based company that aims to […]
UCSB researchers recently discovered the mechanism behind sex-selection in the unicellular freshwater organism Tetrahymena thermophila, a free-living ciliate species that has seven sexes. Their results, published in the paper “Selecting One of Several Mating Types through Gene Segment Joining and Deletion in Tetrahymena thermophila,” explains how the Tetrahymena develops into one […]
Brigitte Naughton Staff Writer A team of UCSB and Yale researchers recently used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to view increased brain function in autistic children who received the behavioral therapy Pivotal Response Treatment. Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) is a play-based, child-initiated treatment for autism that aims to improve […]
A recent study conducted by scientists at UC Berkeley linked poor sleep habits and brain degeneration in the elderly with memory loss. The study focused on how older adults between the ages of 60 and 80 store memory during slow-wave nonrapid eye movement sleep. During non-REM sleep, considered the deepest […]