The Obama administration and members of Congress today renewed their commitment to funding an earthquake early warning system along the Pacific Coast, with UC Berkeley’s Richard Allen predicting that such a system could reduce injuries from an earthquake by at least 50 percent.External News Link: http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/02/02/white-house-renews-commitment-to-earthquake-early-warning-system-designed-at-uc-berkeley/
In Japan and areas like the Pacific Northwest where megathrust earthquakes are common, scientists may be able to better forecast large quakes based on periodic increases and decreases in the rate of slow, quiet slipping along the fault, thanks to the work of Berkeley seismologists.
The IB and MCB Departments have partnered up to support undergrads and their love for the biosciences.
More than 200 students attended this exciting networking event held on Jan 21st from 2-5pm in the Li Ka Shing Lobbies. Even more incredible? That this event was made BY students (both IB and MCB) FOR students. A whopping 26 clubs and organizations dedicated their time and efforts to the student community.
The Biological Sciences Division, in partnership with the School of Public Health, is proud to announce the launch of the Alliance for Global Health and Science. The Alliance for Global Health and Science seeks to build the scientific and public health research capacity in developing nations to address communicable and non-communicable threats to health within these countries.External News Link: http://cend.globalhealth.berkeley.edu/2016/01/29/uc-berkeley-launches-alliance-global-health-science/
While health monitors have exploded onto the consumer electronics scene over the past decade, researchers say this device, reported in the Jan. 28 issue of the journal Nature, is the first fully integrated electronic system that can provide continuous, non-invasive monitoring of multiple biochemicals in sweat.
Paul Fine, a tropical biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, approached Biotropica with the idea for the special issue after helping organize a symposium at a 2013 meeting ATBC held in Costa Rica on white-sand forest ecology and evolution and coming away impressed by the breadth of the talks.
Jennifer Doudna joined Joseph Biden this morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the vice president promoted a major new U.S. initiative to speed the discovery of cures for cancer, what President Obama has dubbed a “cancer moonshot.” Announced last week in Obama’s State of the Union address, the initiative will be the focus of Biden’s final year in office as he attempts to double the rate of progress against cancer.External News Link: http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/01/19/doudna-joins-biden-in-davos-rollout-of-cancer-moonshot/
Berkeley News interviews professor B. Lynn Ingram, a geologist specializing in paleoclimatology, to discuss what the climate could have in store for us.
External News Link: http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/01/14/el-nino-and-the-drought/