Tag: bioengineering

An artificial pancreas system could mean less hassle and fewer health complications for people with diabetes
Second-hand Smoke
Second-hand smoke has long been known to be harmful, but the mechanism by which it inflicted its damage wasn’t clearly understood. Recent research here has gone a long way toward answering that question.
Taking the Guesswork out of vaccines
Picking the right strain of a pathogen against which to develop a seasonal vaccine has always been an educated guess, and not always successful. Now UCSB researchers have found the key to creating vaccines effective against multiple strains.
Rain Man and Einstein
50 years ago, autism was little understood, and its casualties were relegated to institutions. Today, UCSB is leading the way both in understanding the mechanisms of the disease and in developing effective treatments for it.
Question and Answer: Pierre Wiltzius
UCSB's Dean of Science talks with us about what brought him (back) to Santa Barbara and what he sees in the future for the sciences here.
Tools for Tomorrow
Bioengineering research teams at UCSB are developing some of the world’s most advanced and sophisticated techniques and devices for the detection and diagnosis of pathogens and harmful substances.
The Golden Cells
Stem cells hold wide-ranging promise for therapies and cures
Life-Saving Sand
Galen Stucky takes the chemistry of "boiling" rocks into new frontiers of first aid.
Mapping the Body's Zip Codes
The chemistry that guides – and might destroy – cancers.
Developing battle-ready sensors – ultra-sensitive and able to “work in dirt.”