Labrat: Interdisciplinary Reseach is Excellent and Diverse

For those of you who used to follow my weekly column, you know that it was filled with random facts and strange out of the way statistics. I apologize in advance if that's what you were expecting.
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UCSB Studies Link Alzheimer’s Disease, Macular Degeneration

The saying goes, "Out of sight, out of mind." And recent studies by UCSB researchers suggest there may be something to it.
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Fisher Explores Electron ‘Dance’

Anyone with less than a master's degree visiting the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics immediately wants to disappear.
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UC May Lose Los Alamos

The Department of Energy - once the Atomic Energy Commission - which owns Los Alamos, announced Wednesday that the UC's contract to manage Los Alamos will be open for bidding in 2005.
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Dept. of Energy Releases Laboratory Audit

Los Alamos National Laboratory, once home to the Manhattan Project and birthplace of the atomic bomb, celebrated its 60th birthday on Tuesday under the most solemn of circumstances.
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FBI Investigates Spy Scandal at UC Nuclear Lab

Recent developments have government officials questioning the intelligence of one of the UC's nuclear laboratories. William Cleveland Jr. resigned from his position as the head of counterintelligence ...
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Mental Health

In the wake of major criticisms by the Surgeon General and the World Health Organization, the federal government is now considering the grave state of mental health care in the United States
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UCSB To Join New Scientific Research Group

Researchers at UCSB are conducting a new kind of experiment. They are changing the way industries do basic research.
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‘NASA Will Move On,’ Official Says

In recent days, the national media has been filled with wild speculation concerning the shuttle disaster. Dr. Kenneth Baldwin of UC Irvine is a biophysicist and one of four UC professors who serve on ...
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Shuttle Losses Hit Home for Project Veterans

Santa Barbara County was once home to the space shuttle. It was to be launched from the California coast only weeks after the Challenger disaster forced the military to give up the program. A few peop...
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Lab Rat: Remember the Beauty of Exploration

More pressure, less funding - this is the true recipe for disaster. Corporations, politicians and public interest all have something to say about how scientists ply their trade. And as I learned about...
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Federal Report Shows Abuses of Lab Funding

Over $1.5 million in lab property was lost by or stolen from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, birthplace of the atomic bomb, between 2000 and 2002, a recent government report says.
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Lab Rat: Genetic Map May Lead to Designer Drugs, Cures and Children

They are the logical result of a collision course between science, religion and the humanities - and at the same time a place where logic breaks down.
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Gross Receives Real Chair at Theoretical Physics Institute

Fred Gluck, the former head of McKinsey & Co., recently donated $1 million to UCSB's Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics to endow a chair. A ceremony was held over Winter Break to commemorate the ...
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Allergy Yields Government Compensation

Under new federal guidelines, former employees of Goleta's Lebow Company who suffered adverse medical effects from working with beryllium will now be eligible for up to $150,000 in compensation and fu...
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