Astronomers will be first to use new James Webb Space Telescope - in two years, after launch and commissioning
Scholars honored for advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished
Berkeley alums also on '30 under 30' lists published this week by Forbes
2016 PhD Kunwoo Lee and 2011 MTM Siddarth Satish have been named to the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30. Lee, a former student in Professor Seung-Wuk Lee's lab and founder of startup GenEdit, developed a way to deliver muscular dystrophy-curing CRISPR edits to the body using nanoparticles. Satish is the founder and CEO of Gauss Surgical, a company that has developed technology to monitor blood loss in the operating room.
What is the economic cost of one more ton of carbon dioxide emissions?
Earlier breeding allows birds to raise young at cooler temperatures, avoiding warming climes
In a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Fletcher Lab describes how the LoaScope, a modification their Cellscope, can provide fast and effective testing for Loa loa parasites in the blood. Using the LoaScope to analyze the blood of volunteers from villages in Cameroon, doctors were able to successfully treat more than 15,000 patients with ivermectin without serious complications.
A star that exploded as a supernova at least twice in the past 65 years may be an unusual massive star thought to have existed only in the early universe
Dan Kammen describes local solutions to clean energy, both in California and Africa
A major step forward in the effort to combat the second-leading cause of blindness
David Sedlak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, says that in the future, cities will need to capture and recycle most of their runoff and waste water
Published in Science today, a review article by Prof. Michael Yartsev on the current decline in the diversity of species used for neuroscience research. The field has converged on a few selected model organisms, but Yartsev proposes that neuroscience might be ready to diversify again, if provided the appropriate support.
National funding recognizes Berkeley's leadership in data science education
One of a series of TED-like videos about the impacts of climate change and UC Berkeley's role in addressing them
Jonathan Jarvis, former director of the National Park Service, will lead the new Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity
Long lives of columnar cacti muddle scientists' efforts to understand the group's evolutionary history
Slow-motion video shows stealthy aerodynamic maneuvers of blood-laden mosquitoes
New book builds case that 'silent sleep-loss epidemic' is one of the 21st century's greatest public health challenges
Professor Michael Yartsev has been awarded one of only 18 prestigious 2017 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, to pursue new research into how our brains developed the ability to acquire language.