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Berkeley astronomers selected to take new space telescope for a spin

UC Berkeley Science News - 2 hours 4 min ago
Astronomers will be first to use new James Webb Space Telescope - in two years, after launch and commissioning
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Six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:00
Scholars honored for advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished
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Two postdocs among Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:30
Berkeley alums also on '30 under 30' lists published this week by Forbes
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Lee and Satish in 30 Under 30

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:46
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.
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Climate video series: Pricing carbon emissions

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:00
What is the economic cost of one more ton of carbon dioxide emissions?
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California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:00
Earlier breeding allows birds to raise young at cooler temperatures, avoiding warming climes
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A cellphone-based microscope for treating river blindness

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:49
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.
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Puzzling new supernova may be from star producing antimatter

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 08:20
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
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Climate video series: Bringing power to the developing world

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:25
Dan Kammen describes local solutions to clean energy, both in California and Africa
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Scientists discover potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:00
A major step forward in the effort to combat the second-leading cause of blindness
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Climate video series: ‘stillsuits’ for cities

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:39
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
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Yartsev in Science: Rebalancing diversity of animal models in neuroscience research

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:42
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.
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NSF awards support Berkeley data science institute, national workshops

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 13:07
National funding recognizes Berkeley's leadership in data science education
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Climate video series: How will coastal cities adapt to sea level rise?

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:58
One of a series of TED-like videos about the impacts of climate change and UC Berkeley's role in addressing them
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UC Berkeley taps former National Park Service director to lead new parks institute

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 06:00
Jonathan Jarvis, former director of the National Park Service, will lead the new Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity
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Saguaro and other towering cacti have a scrambled history

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:25
Long lives of columnar cacti muddle scientists' efforts to understand the group's evolutionary history
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A mosquito’s secret weapon: a light touch and strong wings

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:00
Slow-motion video shows stealthy aerodynamic maneuvers of blood-laden mosquitoes
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Everything you need to know about sleep, but are too tired to ask

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:51
New book builds case that 'silent sleep-loss epidemic' is one of the 21st century's greatest public health challenges
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Yartsev awarded Packard fellowship

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:49
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.
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