Health & Wellness

New Mobile COVID-19 Testing Unit Set Up in Santa Barbara

Because the location of the testing site isn’t stationary, greater coverage is provided by the unit, as it can be moved based on the current distribution of COVID-19 cases at the time.
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UCSB Expands COVID-19 Testing With CLIA-Certified On-Campus Diagnostic Laboratory

The lab allows for coordination of patient sample acquisition of tests, testing logistics, case management and contact tracing efforts. 
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Dating To a Science: UCSB Researchers Study Patterns in Assortative Mating

While doing matrix models of mate choice, Conroy-Beam saw a correlation between specific traits, despite the traits being assorted randomly throughout individuals in the simulation. 
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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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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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Mosquitoes in Santa Barbara Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Carrier mosquitoes have the potential to pass the virus on to humans — but it isn’t a reason for panic.
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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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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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