The Blue Collar Iron Man: A Look At Workplace Exoskeletons

How might work evolve as humans find themselves in the company of coworkers made of metal and wires, rather than just flesh and bones? 
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Here Comes the Sun: UCSB Researchers Uncover Link Between UV Radiation and COVID-19 Transmission

However, the strength of the relationship was not quite as strong as others have proven to be, such as social distancing policies.
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Santa Barbara County Hopeful for Accelerated Vaccine Distribution in Coming Weeks

By mid-February, a new standardized vaccine distribution standard will be implemented statewide.
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Cancer and Chemo From a Wider Lens

Boddy began studying comparative oncology hoping to understand why some species are better equipped to weather cancer than others.
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The Wolf, the Dog and the Man

Four different methods were tested using the remains of domestic dogs, grey wolves, coyotes and various types of foxes.
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UC Regents Discuss Alternative Approaches to Financial Aid

The primary focus of the Nov. 18 meeting was Option 7: The Road to the Debt-Free UC.
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UCSB Researchers Find Significant Gaps in Widely Used Fisheries Datasets

Blasco’s hope is that studies like this will shine a spotlight on the work that those working with the FAO, RAM and the IUCN still have ahead of them.
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At Valentine Camp, a Plan is Hatched to Fix California’s Drought-stressed, Overstuffed Forests

In one 155-acre plot of land in Mammoth Lakes, researchers are trying to better understand how California’s overgrown forests can be rehabilitated through both selective burning and thinning.
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With a Winter Wave Looming Large, UCSB Enters Into COVID-19 Smartphone Exposure Notification Pilot Program

To supplement traditional means to contain the spread, such as testing and contract tracing, UCSB has entered into the California COVID Notify pilot program.
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The Future of Forests in the Warming, Drying American West

"Physiology is very important in understanding forest mortality, but we are still missing some key mechanisms in being able to predict it at large spatial scales,” Trugman said.
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UCSB Professor Wins NIH Award to Study Navigational Neurons in Fruit Flies

Kim specifically intends to gain an understanding of the manner in which landmarks are selected by the brain in order to establish a sense of direction. 
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A Closer Look At California’s Iconic Oaks in Sedgwick Reserve

At Sedgwick, Davis and his collaborators have been studying oak regeneration on the decadal scale.
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UCLA Professor Speaks on Research Into Synaptic Reorganization in BMSE/MCDB Seminar

Donlea discussed his experimental studies into the role which sleep plays in injury and synaptic reorganization in fruit flies.
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Tango of the Valkyries: What Makes Music Sound Different or the Same?

“What my lab and I asked was: ‘How would listeners categorize music if we used tasks from relational category experiments?’” 
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UCSB Researchers Investigate Mortality Among Amphibians Besieged by Endemic Parasites

The researchers had earlier developed a flexible statistical model, specifically looking at patterns of aggregation in parasite abundance. These patterns informed host mortality.  
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