• brenucsb twitter avatar
    Interested in cutting-edge research from our PhD students? Join us Fri for our PhD Student Symposium: https://t.co/uyCLl8yHBk #BrenPhDTalks
    6 hours 18 min ago
  • brenucsb twitter avatar
    #BrenUCSB is excited to welcome Jon Foley @GlobalEcoGuy on Wed to discuss how museums can help communicate science: https://t.co/QRHPgZpR0L
    8 hours 39 min ago
  • UCSB_GradPost twitter avatar
    Apply now to be a 2017-2018 Black Studies TA https://t.co/oEJlKWL7pU #UCSB #ucsbgradpost
    9 hours 39 min ago
  • UCSB_GradPost twitter avatar
    Patagonia now accepting applications https://t.co/65DPV3qL2r #UCSB #ucsbgradpost
    10 hours 10 min ago
  • UCSB_GradPost twitter avatar
    CSRI Academy Challenge 2017 https://t.co/eiW1UVux46 #UCSB #ucsbgradpost
    10 hours 10 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    .@UCSB_Baseball drops rubber match 8-2 at LMU. Burns (2-4), Fisher (2 R) top performers for the Gauchos. RECAP >>>… https://t.co/iVP3f49Ph0
    1 day 35 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Softball: UCSB Defeats Nebraska-Omaha, Wins Second Straight in Extra Innings https://t.co/K6gXfECU2d
    1 day 6 hours ago
  • brenucsb twitter avatar
    New study reveals dissolved oxygen levels are dropping in oceans around the world as a result of #climatechange: https://t.co/yC08zCybSo
    1 day 10 hours ago
  • ucsantabarbara twitter avatar
    UCSB’s Nikkei Student Union will present “Manzanar Fishing Club” as part of a Day of Remembrance on Feb. 21. https://t.co/rX387XzrIs
    1 day 10 hours ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Gauchos have a successful day with a win against UC Davis 4-0 and St. Mary's 4-3 https://t.co/eBmdVbdmkW
    1 day 19 hours ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    .@UCSB_Baseball can't solve Arriaga, fall 1-0 at LMU. Series rubber match tomorrow at 1 PM! RECAP >>>… https://t.co/F8nk3CCoag
    1 day 21 hours ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Softball: Gauchos Defeat Pacific in Extra Innings, Fall to Stanford https://t.co/R8MtFxyclg
    1 day 21 hours ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Women's Tennis: UC Santa Barb. 4, UC Davis 0 (Final) Gauchos win third straight, defeat UC Davis 4-0 https://t.co/vDAcGmp1yY
    1 day 22 hours ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    WBB: Gauchos Gobbled Up By Long Beach State Pressure, Fall 59-45 In Third of Four Game Road Trip https://t.co/rOVVIVM7ag
    1 day 22 hours ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Gauchos Drop 66-48 Decision to Long Beach State https://t.co/WEEbdyqn0E
    2 days 20 min ago

UCSB NRI Scientists Receive National Health Grant_x000B_

Tuesday, August 31, 1999 - 17:00
Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB researchers conducting cancer and other biomedical research have received a $347,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a new transmission electron microscope.

The scientists are part of the university's Neuroscience Research Institute, where researchers from different scientific disciplines come together to delve into the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the nervous system. A team led by Mary Ann Jordan, adjunct professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, will use the transmission electron microscope in its study of several new cancer drugs used in chemotherapy. Unlike the conventional light microscope, the electron microscope uses a beam of electrons to illuminate a sample. Because the wavelength of electrons is so much smaller than the wavelength of visible light, much smaller objects can be seen with a transmission electron microscope.

Currently, the team is examining the cancer chemotherapeutic agent taxol and how it works. They also are studying several important new and promising anti-cancer drugs including cryptophycin 52, curacin A, and cemadotin.Jordan and her colleagues will share the microscope with several teams of biomedical researchers studying Alzheimer's disease and diseases of the retina.

The National Institutes of Health is one of the world's foremost biomedical research centers and the federal focal point for biomedical research in the United States.

Its mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. It conducts research in its own laboratories; supports the research of non-federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals and research institutions in the country and abroad; helps train research investigators and fosters communication of biomedical information.