Monday, October 21st 2019

Company Tries to Convince FDA that its Vape is Healthier than Cigarettes

Alexandra Thurber Philip Morris International, Marlboro's parent company, met with the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee on Jan. 24 to seek clearance to distribute...

Researchers Develop New Approach to Fighting Schistosomiasis

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Armand Kuris, one of the world’s leading parasitologists and a zoology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has developed a...

Researchers Discover New Planet

Miguel Rodriguez Staff Writer Many of us grew up knowing that there were nine planets. We all had some mnemonic device to remember them, my personal favorite...

The Gaucho Experiment Promotes Middle Schoolers’ Scientific Curiosity

Noe Padilla Staff Writer On April 17, UCSB hosted a science fair in the Corwin Pavilion for the students of La Cumbre Junior High to inspire...

The Appliance Dilemma: How Toasters Are Increasing Your Energy Bill

Kamran Yunus Staff Writer Johnny absolutely loves toast. The crunchy surface, crispy edges and warm innards of the bread all tantalize his taste buds. He chews...

New Drug May Prove Successful Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Research

Vall Vinai Staff Writer Biogen, a global biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Mass., has manufactured a drug that has successfully slowed mental function decline in patients...

UCSB Professor Studying Active Matter Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Noah Treiman Contributing Writer UCSB’s physics professor Cristina Marchetti was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for her study of active matter. The NAS...

New Study Reveals that Lower Blood Pressure Standards Can Save Lives

Kristie Chairil Staff Writer The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), a new National Institutes of Health study, showed that lower blood pressure standards than previously...

Google’s Project Loon Looms Over the Indonesian Horizon

Kristie Chairil Staff Writer Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced at the end of October its plans to launch WiFi-beaming balloons into Indonesia’s stratosphere. The project, called Project...

Researcher Develops Artificial Leaves

Rishika Kenkre University of California, Berkeley researcher Peidong Yang has created an artificial mechanism that mimics the system of leaves, producing oxygen in the process...