Research in Review

Looking back on the most notable scientific accomplishments and breakthroughs made by UCSB researchers during the 2021-22 year.
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Campus Point: New and Exciting Research at UCSB

A look at the pitfalls of E-scootering, the maritime consequences of population growth, and the social cues children use to process the society they develop in.
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Campus Point: New and Exciting Research at UCSB

A look at the rise of zoonoses, addressing water demands, and the blue economy.
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COVID Q&A

Our Science & Tech section sat down with Dr. Vejas Skripkus, M.D. who is the executive director of UC Santa Barbara Student Health, to answer questions submitted by readers last week. 
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Campus Point: New and Exciting Research at UCSB

A look at happy trees, aging flies and "aha" moments through the lens of UCSB researchers.
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Simply Stated: Why Don’t Humans Just Screw Themselves?

Extensive research has been conducted on the neurochemical basis of love, psychosexual development and genetic connections to sexuality. 
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Sharing Love and Dance at SBKlub’s Valentine’s Day Prom

McHugh said that the moment she shared with Parekh on the dance floor was reminiscent of the first time they met. 
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In Race Against New Wave, UCSB Researcher Develops Assay to ID Omicron

The omicron variant of COVID-19 is significantly more contagious than other previously prevalent variants (such as the delta variant), leading to a heightened necessity to distinguish the variant. Ari...
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Campus Point: New and Exciting Research at UCSB

A look at zwitterionic SPEs, plant population dynamics, and the prospect of interstellar space travel.
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How The Omicron Variant Impacts Our Path To COVID-19 Endemicity

Eventually, COVID-19 can be labeled as endemic, but until we increase vaccination rates to slow transmission, limit hospitalization and death to ease strain on the healthcare system, we aren’t quite...
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Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives $1.8 Million NSF Grant

“The grant will provide opportunities for training students in how to incorporate biological circuits and elements into designer materials and then the deployment of those materials in useful device...
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Mathematics Professor Xin Zhou Invited To Speak at International Congress of Mathematicians

The ICM is considered to be “the most influential meeting in pure and applied mathematics, as well as one of the world’s oldest scientific congresses.”
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The State of COVID-19 Boosters in the United States

Although the COVID-19 vaccine remains highly effective against COVID-19, this effectiveness decreases over time.
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Simply Stated: It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity

I find that being near a body of water does much for the mind and soul. But, my God, what it does to the hair.
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SB County Begins Rollout Of Pfizer Booster Shots To Vulnerable Populations

These guidelines do not apply to those who received the Moderna or Janssen (J&J) vaccine.
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