Health & Wellness

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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UCSB Researchers Develop Controlled Phage Therapy Techniques, Potential Alternative to Antibiotics

"Our work is geared toward bringing phage therapy under control so that it can be used safely and more widely,” Irene Chen said.
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Emotional Theory: Getting Physical

When I arrived at his office half an hour early, the door was open. Sitting comfortably at his neatly paper-laden desk was UCSB Researcher and Sociology professor, Dr. Thomas Scheff (or “Doc”, as ...
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Santa Barbara Allergist Suggests A Nutty Solution for Peanut Allergies

One in 50 children between the ages of five and 11 have a peanut allergy. The CDC reports that peanut allergies have risen by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, accounting for over three million cases ...
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