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So-called junk DNA plays critical role in mammalian development

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 09:50
Some of the viruses that invaded the mammalian genome long ago have been repurposed for key roles in development, new research shows
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Synthetic biology moves into the realm of the unnatural

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 09:19
Berkeley researchers, including Professor Jay Keasling, have for the first time engineered bacteria to produce a molecule that, until now, could only be synthesized in a laboratory. This advance opens the door to production of a broader range of chemicals from yeast and bacterial fermentation.
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We're Hiring—Deadline extended to join the MCB Dept & the Center for Computational Biology!

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 13:03

Interested in becoming a UC Berkeley faculty member? We are now accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Cryo-Electron Tomography.

Berkeley’s new Indigenous Community Learning Garden takes root

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 11:08
A man sowing seeds into the dirt. October 14, 2021

This fall, students are earning field study credits through the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management to establish the  garden, discover traditional Indigenous uses of native species, and more.

Air conditioning in a changing climate: a growing rich-poor divide

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 10:42
An Indian man pouring water on himself at a public fountain. October 14, 2021

As the earth’s climate warms, residents of affluent nations will find some relief with air conditioning, but people in lower-income countries may have to pay vastly more for electricity or do without cooling, says a new study.

Facebook Fellow Spotlight: Gauthami Penakalapati

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 09:02
Gauthami Penakalapati headshot on yellow background October 13, 2021

Energy & Resources Group graduate student Penakalapati studies gender empowerment development programs in India.

Air conditioning in a changing climate: a growing rich-poor divide

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 08:25
As the world warms, more people will need AC, says new research co-authored at UC Berkeley. But many will not have it.
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Berkeley’s new Indigenous Community Learning Garden takes root

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 14:18
The Oxford Tract plot, a former bee garden, is for Indigenous students to meet, learn, research, remember and grow
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2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Cecil Chikezie

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 12:02
Cecil Chikezie, current Master of Engineering student in BioE, received a 2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholarship, which supports future leaders in Africa. In this article, MEng student and scholarship recipient, Cecil Chikezie, speaks about what it means to be a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and his long term bio-engineering goals of supporting the financial stability and respiratory health of Kenyan communities.
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Wildfire beyond forests

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 12:15
October 07, 2021

Fire management in California is not seeing the forest for the trees, says a new study by ESPM researchers.

Alum Lara Cushing is leading the way for health equity

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 10:43
A headshot of Lara Cushing October 07, 2021

Cushing was recently appointed the Fielding Presidential Chair in Health Equity at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

De-extinction Could Reverse Species Loss. But Should We Do It?

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 08:54
Five preserved birds on table October 07, 2021

What would it mean to reintroduce woolly mammoths and passenger pigeons now?

Alumnus Nathaniel Huebsch named CMBE Young Innovator

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 13:01
Congratulations Nathanial Huebsch, BS BioE 2003, now Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Huebsch has been named a 2021 Young Innovator by Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering!
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Can bats help us design a better driverless car?

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 11:14
Bats’ navigation system was designed by the world’s top engineer: evolution. A new effort in the lab of Michael Yartsev, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Neuroscience, to translate the bats’ neurological “rules of the road” into computational algorithms to guide development of navigation systems for driverless cars.
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Ksenia Krasileva receives NIH New Innovator Award

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 10:56
Ksenia Krasileva headshot October 06, 2021

The grant is part of the National Institutes of Health's High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.

MCB welcomes new faculty Molly Ohainle

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 12:45

Molly OhainleWe are pleased to announce the addition of a new MCB Assistant Professor, Molly Ohainle, arriving July 2022.

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MCB welcomes new faculty Molly Ohainle

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:45

Molly OhainleWe are pleased to announce the addition of a new MCB Assistant Professor, Molly Ohainle, arriving July 2022.

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Can bats help us design a better driverless car?

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 08:00
Bakar Fellow Michael Yartsev is translating bats’ neurological 'rules of the road' into computational algorithms to guide development of navigation systems for driverless cars
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MCB alumnus wins Nobel Prize

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 11:56

Julius 2021 Nobel Prize

Congratulations to MCB alum David Julius on receiving the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine!

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Physicists snap first image of an ‘electron ice’

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 11:22
Ninety years after they were first predicted, UC Berkeley researchers show what a solid made of electrons looks like
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