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BioE tops 10 Best Master’s Degrees list

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:03
Bioengineering tops the new Forbes' Best And Worst Master's Degrees For Jobs In 2017 list! PayScale’s analysis shows that, among those with biomedical engineering master’s degrees, compensation leaps from $70,200 at the early-career stage to $129,300 by mid-career. These graduates also go on to derive high satisfaction and meaning from their jobs.
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MTM alum Hemati named Medtech Rising Star

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:53
MTM alumnus Michael Hemati, Senior R&D Engineer at Theranova, has been named one of Medtech's Rising Stars of 2017. Hematic is currently heading medical device startups Leo Labs and TruKinetics, and was one of the founders of SmartDerm, a startup founded from an MTM project.
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Fall fare ranges from politics to video games, technology to tomorrow’s jobs

UC Berkeley Science News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:00
From lectures on making America small again to how technology affects communications, Berkeley's fall programming is a virtual feast.
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BioE is movin’ up!

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:53
BioE keeps climbing -- our undergraduate program has moved up another notch in the annual US News & World Report ranking to #7 in the nation!
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Fox squirrels use ‘chunking’ to organize their favorite nuts

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:01
First study to show squirrels using a sophisticated memorizing strategy to sort their bounty
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Hints from hemoglobin lead to better carbon monoxide storage

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 08:00
Carbon monoxide is an insidious poison because it loves the iron in our blood; it pushes oxygen out of iron-based hemoglobin, leading to painful asphyxiation. This affinity for iron comes in handy in a newly
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Report outlines steps to implement pollution reduction program

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:30
A study from the Goldman School offers recommendations to improve public health and save lives in low-income and minority neighborhoods located near pollution sources.
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Dan Kammen on renewable energy, kids and cars and, yes, I-M-P-E-A-C-H

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:12
The professor of energy and public policy recently talked with Vox.com about his resignation, his not-so-hidden message — and, especially, the state of renewable energy in the United States
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Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:57
Study challenges assumption that most human emotions fall within the categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.
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Amy Herr receives Berkeley Visionary Award

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:57
Professor Amy Herr has been recognized by the City of Berkeley as a Berkeley Visionary for her leadership in innovation, citizenship, and vision. One of only three awardees, Herr is known for her dedication to improving lives through science, technology, engineering and math research and education.
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Amy Herr receives Berkeley Visionary Award

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:34
Professor Amy Herr has been recognized by the City of Berkeley as a Berkeley Visionary for her leadership in innovation, citizenship, and vision. One of only three awardees, Herr is known for her dedication to improving lives through science, technology, engineering and math research and education.
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New Course: Integrative Human Biology

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:31

The IB department is introducing a new course this Fall, IB 77A: Integrative Human Biology. For this course, a different Integrative Biology faculty member will give a one hour lecture each week on how their research field contributes to our understanding of human biology. 
Full Course Description and Syllabus

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Distant galaxy sends out 15 high-energy radio bursts

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:00
Breakthrough Listen detects 3 billion-year-old repeating fast radio bursts
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Kammen resigns federal post as science envoy, and adds plug for impeachment

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:45
After 21 years of federal advising and service, Kammen sends letter decrying President Trump's energy policies and his statements surrounding the recent violence in Charlottesville
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More education linked to better cognitive functioning later in life

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:00
New research shows that higher educational attainment is linked to better cognitive performance across all ages.
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Cyborg bacteria turn sunlight into useful compounds

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 08:00
Chemists Peidong Yang and Kelsey Sakimoto have turned bacteria into efficient solar collectors to convert carbon dioxide into acetic acid, which serves as food for other bacteria producing useful fuels and chemicals.
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Megamovie video captures eclipse coast-to-coast

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:51
Volunteers across the nation uploaded close-up images of the sun's corona, providing a lasting archive for solar scientists
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Faculty Position in Quantitative Systems Biology

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:40

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a 100% time tenure-track position in quantitative systems biology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Potential start date is July 1, 2018.

We seek a colleague to join the department working in the area of computationally-oriented biology focused on the development and application of new methods to enable biological discovery from genomic, imaging and/or other large datasets.

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Tips for viewing (and enjoying) Monday’s solar eclipse

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:55
As you prepare to enjoy the Great American Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, take some safety tips from astronomer Alex Filippenko, who has seen 15 total solar eclipses
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Better student nutrition by design

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:00
Students in a summer academy used newly acquired design and fabrication skills to meet special campus community needs
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