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UCSB chemists make discovery that may lead to drug treatment possibilities...

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- UC Santa Barbara scientists have made a discovery that has the potential for use in the early diagnosis and eventual treatment of plaque-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 diabetes. Their work ...

UCSB physicists challenge classical world with quantum-mechanical implementation of ‘shell game’

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- Inspired by the popular confidence trick known as "shell game," researchers at UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated the ability to hide and shuffle "quantum-mechanical peas" -- -- microwave single photons -- -- un...

UCSB, Texas A&M scientists find methane gas concentrations have returned to...

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- Calling the results "extremely surprising," researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Texas A&M University report that methane gas concentrations in the Gulf of Mexico have returned to near n...

UCSB scientists demonstrate biomagnification of nanomaterials in simple food chain

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- An interdisciplinary team of researchers at UC Santa Barbara has produced a groundbreaking study of how nanoparticles are able to biomagnify in a simple microbial food chain. "This was a simple scientific curiosity...

Team of scientists predicts continued death of forests in southwestern US...

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- If current climate projections hold true, the forests of the Southwestern United States face a bleak future, with more severe -- -- and more frequent -- -- forest fires, higher tree death rates, more insect infest...

Tempest in a teapot: International team of scientists describes swirling natural...

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- Scientists can use cylinders as small as teapots to study the mechanisms involved in powerful hurricanes and other swirling natural phenomena. The earth's atmosphere and its molten outer core have one thing in ...

Bacteria use ‘toxic darts’ to disable each other, according to UCSB...

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- In nature, it's a dog-eat-dog world, even in the realm of bacteria. Competing bacteria use "toxic darts" to disable each other, according to a new study by UC Santa Barbara biologists. Their research is published i...

UCSB scientists discover inner workings of potent cancer drug

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- A potent drug derived from an evergreen tree may soon save the lives of some patients with the deadliest form of breast cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer will claim approximately 40,...

UCSB physicists detect and control quantum states in diamond with light

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- Physicists at UC Santa Barbara have succeeded in combining laser light with trapped electrons to detect and control the electrons' fragile quantum state without erasing it. This is an important step toward using quantu...

‘Warrior worms’ discovered in snails; UCSB scientists see possible biomedical applications

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered a caste of genetically identical "warrior worms" -- -- members of a parasitic fluke species that invades the California horn snail. The findings are reported in the ...

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