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July 25, 2013

Color in living organisms can be formed two ways: pigmentation or anatomical structure. Structural colors arise from the physical interaction of light with biological nanostructures. A wide range of organisms possess this ability, but the biological mechanisms underlying the process have been poorly understood.

April 17, 2013

In the latest rankings by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands, UC Santa Barbara has placed second on the annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences.

March 26, 2013

It’s been more than 50 years since scientists discovered that the single-celled organism Tetrahymena thermophila has seven sexes. But in all that time, they’ve never known how each cell’s sex, or “mating type,” is determined.

July 11, 2012

Anna Simon has been awarded a Partnership for International Research and Education at the University of California, PIRE-ECCI Fellowship for 2012-13 BMSE 3rd year graduate student, Anna Simon, from the Plaxco lab has been selected to receive a one-year PIRE-ECCI fellowship. As a part of the PIRE-ECCI team, Anna will contribute to their program, science and international collaborations with cultural interconnectivity.

August 04, 2010

This week’s publication of the complete genomic sequence of a living marine sponge reveals genes dating back hundreds of millions of years – a result far exceeding the expectations of the scientific world.