Tag: disease

Fish with a parasite living in its mouth
Who controls who in the world of parasites? Find out how these manipulative organisms are necessary are in our lives.
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.
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.
That Vision Thing
Unlocking the cellular, molecular and genetic secrets that could save sight for millions.
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