Health & Wellness

“Post Roe Frontiers”: Goodwin, Oaks Share Dialogue on Reproductive Health Policy and Justice

Following the leaked Supreme Court case draft opinion that might overturn Roe v. Wade, UC Irvine Chancellor’s Professor Michele Goodwin and UC Santa Barbara feminist studies professor Laury Oaks cam...
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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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Jacobs Lab Studies Effects of Menstruation on Brain

The Daily Nexus spoke to Pritschet, a doctoral student in the Jacobs Lab, about the research in the Jacobs Lab, her experience with sex-specific neuroendocrinology research and the outlook surrounding...
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UCSB Physics Researchers Apply Probability to Contextualize Microbiome

Instead of focusing on the individual successes of isolated microorganisms implanting in a microbiome, the report looked at how the presence of other microorganisms affects the process. 
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When the Data Lies: The Consequences of Racial Bias In Research and Algorithms

When data itself is skewed, how do the findings themselves — or even policies and outcomes — get affected by such biases? 
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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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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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Simply Stated: What Is the Best Form of Caffeine?

What should you be drinking to stay fueled and focused?
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UCSB Marine Science Institute Highlights Microbes as Key to Further Medical Discovery

In early October, researchers Isabel J. Jones, Susanne H. Sokolow and Giulio A. De Leo from the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara explored the benefits of using natural enemies as a sustain...
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UCSB Professor Urges Centrality of Women in Biomedical Research

Emily Jacobs gave a lecture last week in the library entitled, “The Uncharted Mind — The Scientific Body of Knowledge: Whose Body Does it Serve?”
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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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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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Researchers Study PTSD-related Symptoms Among LGBTQ Latinx Immigrants

Researchers discovered that not even high levels of social support insulated SGM Latinx immigrants from developing symptoms. 
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UCSB Researchers Uncover Pharmaceutical Potential in the Microbiota of Animal Digestive Tracts

From fungi within these animals, the researchers found a host of genes which encode for biosynthetic enzymes and in turn natural products. 
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Star Tunicate’s Vascular System Sheds Light on Future Treatments for Aging-Associated Diseases

One of the questions the researchers asked was how an old-appearing blood vessel cell is different from a young-appearing cell.
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