US News and World Report has ranked the UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering FOURTH among bioengineering graduate programs in the US. This is up two places from the previous year. Go BioE!
Oceans formed before and evolved along with Tharsis volcano, shaping climate history of Mars
The mats could one day be used in war zones to decontaminate chemical weapons.
Professor Amy Herr and her lab are highlighted in this Nature Methods Technology Feature, exploring new ways to for researchers to share designs, devices and experience.
Berkeley researchers demonstrate how complex hydrocarbons like pyrene can form around hot giant stars
Stick spiders with similar traits live on different Hawaiian islands but aren't each other's closest relatives; they are a rare instance where a physical form has evolved separately on each island, according to a new study
New satellite measurements show that areas around the Bay at risk of inundation could be twice earlier estimates
Professors Sanjay Kumar and Kevin Healy, in collaboration with Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Andreas Stahl, have discovered that the same kind of fat cells that help newborn babies regulate their body temperature could be a target for weight-loss drugs in adults.
Researchers at UC Berkeley have discovered a key protein that improves the efficiency of photosynthesis, reducing water use by 25 percent
Synthetic biology startup Senti Bio, co-founded by PhD alumnus Philip Lee, has now raised $53 million in investments to fund their development of a design platform for synthetic gene circuits that can rapidly design, build, and test various therapeutic circuits.
Boost Biomes' proprietary DNA sequencing-based discovery platform was developed by the company's cofounders, biotechnology veterans Rob McBride, Jamie Bacher and Adam Arkin, to identify commercially viable microbial products. Boost Biomes' first two products are focused on improving yield in the field and reducing spoilage after harvest, and are being evaluated in commercially relevant trials.
Associate Teaching Professor Terry Johnson has been identified as one of the 10 Best Professors at UC Berkeley by College Magazine.
Zone of weathered rock underlying the soil on hillsides holds reservoir of moisture critical for surviving water shortages
PhD student Thomas Carey was selected as the winner of the Diagnostics World Early Innovator Awards program at the 2018 Molecular Medicine Tri Conference in San Francisco. Carey and his colleagues are developing a low-cost microfluidic-based platform to detect the presence of biomarkers present in virtually every fluid.
Master of Engineering students Jasodhara Raj (BIOE), Suyasha Gupta (BIOE), and Arnaud Bard de Coutance (ME) aim to develop software to automate and standardize the reporting procedures for influenza cases. This would mean that hospitals and physicians do not have to report data themselves, which would save a significant amount of time and increase physicians’ incentives to run the tests leading to improvement in tracking.
Archaeologists and anthropologists are working with tribal stewards to help ensure the future of these lands, and the planet
Sol Hsiang discusses how data, analysis and computing can show us our future in a warming world, and lead us to take action to lessen the impact
It's the first observation of optical light from the shock breakout in a supernova explosion
Physicists argue that the world is deterministic, that your past and present uniquely determine your future, but this may not be true inside some types of black holes