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Automated 'Artificial Pancreas' Controls Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes Patients for First Time

... 69th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. The ucsb and Sansum researchers, working with the Schneider... to implement. It's become the gold standard." The ucsb APS software platform is also being used by a numb... a leading research institution. The two groups at ucsb involved in this study are the Department of Chemi...

Researchers Successfully Create Computer-Simulated Model for Evaluating Artificial Pancreas

...o begin using it in the next several months." UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a leading research institution. The two groups involved in this study at ucsb are the Department of Chemical Engineering, which is committed to excellence in teaching and research and in 2007 was ranked ninth in the United Sta...

Research Finds Popular Household Pets Transmit Dangerous Parasites to Humans

...Zaratzian, "UCSB Study: Parasites Outweigh Predators", Santa Barbara Independent, 7/29/08, http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.aspx?pkey=1814 ucsb Study: Parasites Outweigh Predators http://www.independent.com/news/2008/jul/29/ucsb-study-parasites-outweigh-predators/ ...

Cancer researcher receives $3.8 million award from US Department of Defense

...cer therapies and decrease side effects. Ruoslahti joined the faculty at ucsb as an adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Devel...urnham Institute for Medical Research, an institute that is located both at ucsb and in San Diego. This type of collaboration, involving a highly ranked uni...

Video/Online Games for Health: 12 Research Teams From Across U.S. To Receive Major Grants

...ation. U.S. News and World Report's guide, "America's Best Colleges," ranks ucsb number 13 among all public universities in the nation. For more information...ww.isber.ucsb.edu . The Health Games Research national program office at ucsb conducts and supports research to enhance the quality and impact of interac...

Researchers Design Pulsed Mircrojet System to Deliver Protein Drugs Without Pain or Bruising

... Santa Barbara, California – March 6, 2007 -- A team of ucsb researchers, in collaboration with colleagues from UC Berkeley and StrataGe...gating pain,' says Samir Mitragotri, a professor of chemical engineering at ucsb and a lead author of the paper. The system was designed as an alternative t...
UCSB in Medical Technology

Discovering How Video Games Can Motivate Healthy Behaviors: More than $2 Million Awarded to 12 Research Teams Across U.S.

...ation. U.S. News and World Report's guide, "America's Best Colleges," ranks ucsb number 13 among all public universities in the nation. For more information...www.isber.ucsb.edu . The Health Games Research national program office at ucsb conducts and supports research to enhance the quality and impact of interac...
UCSB in Biological News

Fishermen and UCSB scientists explore ways to improve management of California spiny lobsters

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Unique, collaborative ways to manage fisheries are emerging in Southern California. Currently the California spiny lobster is being scrutinized as Californians evaluate the first five years of marine reserves in the Channel Islands area. An innovative collaboration ha...

UCSB scientists document fate of huge oil slicks from seeps at coal oil point

...oject, Farwell has changed his career path and is now a graduate student at ucsb studying marine science and earth science. "It was a great opportunity," Fa...s a lot of insight into the fate of oil and hydrocarbons in the ocean," the ucsb oceanographer said. "There may also be some applications for oil spills." ...

New version of Google Earth features California's marine protected areas

...t the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Scientists at UC Santa Barbara are involved in the project. "The Marine Science Institute at ucsb played a key role in providing scientific guidance, intriguing content, and innovative web-based graphics for the Marine Protected Area (MPA) layer of...

Studies of small water fleas help ecologists understand population dynamics

...much longer to develop to reproductive maturity. This was confirmed by the new experiments. "More broadly, the work illustrates that ecologists at ucsb and elsewhere are getting a deeper understanding of how the physiological response of organisms to a changing environment food availability, in these...

UC Santa Barbara has key role in Large Hadron Collider project

... to help construct the experimental apparatus. The ucsb group is part of an international effort that is n... The startup of the LHC marked a milestone for the ucsb particle physics program. The group has played a k... each collision. According to Incandela, ucsb delivered 2.5 million channels of particle detecto...

Study of islands reveals surprising extinction results

...he net effect is that humans have transformed New Zealand's landscape by bringing in so many new species. Sax, a former postdoctoral researcher at ucsb who is now assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Brown University, did much of the fact-finding for this report by painstakingly ...

UCSB chemistry professor receives top military award for life-saving gauze

...hin six months. QuikClot, though effective in stanching blood flow, had the potential to cause second-degree burns around the wound. Stucky and his ucsb research team developed a "cooler formulation" of the product, eliminating the possibility of heat generation that existed in the first-generation for...

Parasites outweigh predators in Pacific Coast estuaries

...es have as much, or even more, biomass than other important groups of animals--like birds, fish and crabs," said Ryan Hechinger, a marine scientist at ucsb and co-lead author of the paper. The results are part of a study supported the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Hea...

Neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga awarded Humboldt Prize

...zaniga is a true pioneer in reaching across the disciplines to answer fundamental human questions about the relationship between mind and brain," said ucsb Chancellor Henry T. Yang. "The Humboldt Research Prize is a prestigious award and peer recognition that honors not only his lifetime achievements and ...

UCSB receives $3.2 million stem cell grant from state

...atly stimulate growth of stem cell research on the ucsb campus, said Dennis Clegg, chair of the Department...th in the emerging field of regenerative medicine. ucsb has entered into a collaborative agreement with fi...CSB, who is increasing collaborative research with ucsb molecular biologists. Thomson was the first to iso...
UCSB in Biological Technology

New nanoscale process created by UCSB scientists will help computers run faster and more efficiently

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Smaller. Faster. More efficient. These are the qualities that drive science and industry to create new nanoscale structures that will help to speed up computers. Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have made a major contribution to this field by ...

Physicists discover how fundamental particles lose track of quantum mechanical properties

...iated with the California NanoSystems Institute at ucsb and is the Director of the Center for Spintronics ...between physicists in Awschaloms research group at ucsb and Slava Dobrovitski, a visiting scientist from A...co-author Ronald Hanson, a postdoctoral student at ucsb during this period who is now a professor at the K...
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