Health & Wellness

Who Decides — or Is Able — To Stay Home? Researchers Observe Mobility Drop Among the Wealthy and Increase Among the Poor During Quarantine

The foundational research is among the first of its kind to examine the role of income “as a predictor of social distancing behavior."
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UCSB Researchers Propose a Solution to Address “Bottlenecks” in COVID-19 Testing

The research team developed a method called Precipitation Enhanced Analyte RetrievaL, or PEARL for short.
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The Differences Between Us: Disparities in American Healthcare

Data shows persistent racial inequities in access to healthcare across the United States. However, there are also some promising positive trends.
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UCSB Researcher Illuminates Serotonin Trajectories, Density in the Brain

New research describes using fractional Brownian motion to create predictive “descriptions and manipulations” of the serotonergic matrix.
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UCSB Researchers Investigate the “Untapped Gold Mine” of Wastewater Testing for COVID-19

Sewage surveillance has been employed to track the presence of opiates in wastewater previously. Now, scientists are using it to track COVID-19 in the population.
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Goleta Beach Water Quality Deteriorated After 2018 Montecito Mudslide Cleanup Efforts

UC Santa Barbara researchers examined the possible impacts of sediment disposal on the water quality at Goleta Beach.
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UCSB Professors Discuss Uncertainty in COVID-19 Datasets

The seminar is the third of the UC Santa Barbara’s interdisciplinary COVID-19 Webinar series.
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UCSB Natural Science Departments Conduct Spring Quarter Lab Classes Remotely

With the transition from in-person to online lab classes, lab instructors, TAs and students are learning to adapt to the new format.
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UCSB Researchers Demonstrate Potential of Antibody-Measurement Technique Using HIV Samples

Antibodies are crucial diagnostic biomarkers that can inform a quick diagnosis of a medical condition in an individual.
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Q&A on COVID-19 With Dzwokai Zach Ma

Dzwokai Zach Ma, UCSB associate professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, answers questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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Viral Outbreaks Through the Years

From the common influenza to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, mankind has consistently been at the mercy of viral outbreaks.
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UCSB Researcher Investigates Strategies for Reducing Metastatic Potential of Cancer Cell Clusters

Boddy and her colleagues studied how circulating tumor cell clusters of varying sizes and densities would fare when facing different levels of microenvironmental threats.
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Bill Bryson Discusses New Book on Miracles of the Human Body

Bryson wanted to explore the human body from the perspective of a “user,” as he calls himself.
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UCSB Researchers Investigate Cause of Sodium Dysregulation in Migraine

Identifying the cause of disturbances in brain sodium levels may inform potential migraine treatment.
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Inherited Cancer and Genetics: Mary-Claire King Describes Finding Cancer Susceptibility Gene BRCA1

Due to her dedicated effort, Mary-Claire King has shaped the way the science community views ovarian and breast cancer. 
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