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Astronomers strike cosmic gold

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:00
Gravitational wave detection and observation of its optical counterpart affirms theoretical prediction that heavy elements like gold and platinum are forged in neutron star collisions
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Professor looks at Oakland: hip and at high risk for another big blaze

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:25
The odds are high that Oakland could experience yet another devastating wildfire, warns a professor in the College of Environmental Design.
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Congratulations to Britt Koskella on being Awarded the 2018 Young Investigator Award!

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:04

This award recognizes and rewards early career scientists for research excellence and potential in microbiology and infectious disease.

The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership group within the ASM, the world's oldest and largest life science organization. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public. 

 

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Congratulations to Caroline Williams for Being Presented with the George A. Bartholemew Award

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:55

Each year the Division of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry recognizes a young investigator for distinguished contributions to comparative physiology and biochemistry or to related fields of functional and integrative biology. The award offers the awardee a fantastic opportunity to communicate this research via a large lecture at this year's SICB conference.

Read More About it Here!

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Debut of new video series on Berkeley’s climate change impact

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:45
William Collins examines the key culprits in climate change: carbon dioxide and “black carbon” from ordinary diesel combustion
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Faculty Position in Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology

Department of Integrative Biology - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:25

The Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for a full time (50% IB, 50% MVZ) tenure-track position in vertebrate evolutionary biology at the Assistant Professor/Assistant Curator level. Potential start date is July 1, 2018.

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Surgical Innovations Accelerator Projects Harness Unique Talents of MTM Student Teams

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:49
At the heart of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Master of Translational Medicine program is a hands-on capstone project, where student teams work on developing medical technologies from idea to bedside. Learn more about three Surgical Innovations Accelerator projects at UCSF in Spring 2017.
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Murthy shows efficient non-viral delivery of CRISPR machinery

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:23
Professors Niren Murthy and Irina Conboy are lead authors on a new study which demonstrates the delivery of CRISPR genome-editing molecules via nanoparticles rather than via viruses. They show that CRISPR components can be packaged around individual gold nanoparticles and wrapped in a protecting polymer, and that the nanoparticles deliver the CRISPR components into a wide variety of cells efficiently.
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New podcast explores people, places behind the food we eat

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:00
Just Food, explores issues from California’s dwindling bee populations to the impacts of Berkeley’s soda tax
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Ever wonder how to mount a moth?

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:01
Peter Oboyski, collections manager at the UC Berkeley Essig Museum of Entomology, demonstrates how to properly mount a moth.
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Conboy lab describes first selective mammalian in vivo metabolic labeling of proteins in mixed environments,

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:39
Prof Irina Conboy's lab has pioneered a method that paves the way to characterization of proteome alterations in vivo, whether imposed by age or disease.This research was published in Nature Communications.
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Herr Lab awarded 2017 Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:33
Professor Amy Herr's lab has been awarded an R33 grant as part of the 2017 Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The grant will fund their work on "Advanced Cancer Classification via Single-Cell Electrophoretic Cytopathology."

The National Cancer Moonshot works to accelerate research efforts by enhancing data access and facilitating collaborations among researchers, doctors, philanthropies, patients, patient advocates, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. The initiative aims to bring about a decade’s worth of advances in five years.
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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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