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UCSB Alums Among Entrepreuners Taking On Santa Barbara Technology Startup Scene

From Campus Point to corner offices, these Gauchos came, saw and conquered the local job market

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Physics Shout-Outs

Kavli Institute Connects The University of California, Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) is celebrating its 35th anniversary by developing a research facility to serve as a haven for physicists to congregate and discuss questions in the broadest ranges of science. The facility will be an extension of […]

Scientist Examines Hormones, Desire
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Scientist Examines Hormones, Desire

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 […]

A concept illustration of the microfluidic channel. The nanoparticles are sensed by a laser beam, which then amplifies the spectral signature of the molecules it detects. This device is capable of detecting explosives, as well as narcotics and even spoiled food.
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UCSB Scientists Create Device Capable of Detecting Narcotics and Explosives

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 […]

Eileen Hamilton, Michael Lawson and Eduardo Orias worked on the team that discovered the sex-selection process of the freshwater organism Tetrahymena thermophila. The unicellular organism develops into one of seven potential mating types, which are expressed by the proteins on the cells’ surface. This discovery could lead to advancements in tissue transplants, cancer therapies and treating infections.
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Gender Selection Process of Seven-Sexed Organism Uncovered By UCSB Researchers

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 […]