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Berkeley again is top U.S. public university in new ARWU rankings

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:44
Berkeley ranks first in the world in natural sciences, chemistry and electrical and electronic engineering
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Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers’ children

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:24
New study finds that elemental sulfur is linked to reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from farms that use the pesticide
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Capstone alumni featured in New York Times

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:21
Two startup companies spun out of BioE 192 Senior Capstone Design projects are taking the world of remote health monitoring by storm. Read how the heart and asthma monitoring devices by Eko Devices and Knox Medical Diagnostics are changing the landscape of medicine.
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Capstone alumni featured in New York Times

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:12
Two startup companies spun out of BioE 192 Senior Capstone Design projects are taking the world of remote health monitoring by storm. Read how the heart and asthma monitoring devices by Eko Devices and Knox Medical Diagnostics are changing the landscape of medicine.
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Megamovie app makes photographing total eclipse a snap

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 08:00
The app, downloadable free from Google Play or the App Store, automatically snaps photos of the eclipse and helps users upload them for use by scientists
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Twilight observations reveal huge storm on Neptune

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:38
Berkeley grad student spies unusually bright storm system while viewing the sky at a time other astronomers avoid: twilight
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Study: Climate change already causing suicides in India as crops fail

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:00
Most of the world's suicides happen in developing countries, and until now, there's been little hard evidence to help understand why.
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MEng team wins Best Presentation Award at capstone showcase

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 17:19
Our Master of Engineering team working on the project “Commercializing Nanocarriers for Neurological Disease” won the Best Capstone Presentation Award at the end-of-year project showcase in May. The team of bioengineers Zach Tedoff, Justin Hong, Erik Woodruff, Mackenzie Steinbach, and Sam Willardson, and Materials Science & Engineering student Yikai Hong, spent the past year studying the unique properties of […]
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MEng team wins Best Presentation Award at capstone showcase

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:08
Our Master of Engineering team working on the project “Commercializing Nanocarriers for Neurological Disease” won the Best Capstone Presentation Award at the end-of-year project showcase in May. The team of bioengineers Zach Tedoff, Justin Hong, Erik Woodruff, Mackenzie Steinbach, and Sam Willardson, and Materials Science & Engineering student Yikai Hong, spent the past year studying the unique properties of […]
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Noise pollution loudest in black neighborhoods, segregated cities

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:00
The study is the first to examine racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in noise pollution nationally.
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2017 Biodesign Immersion Experience wraps up

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 22:00
The Biodesign Immersion Experience, an intensive summer of training in needs finding and the engineering design process, has wrapped up their work with a database of hundreds of unmet needs documented through 8 weeks of clinic and site visits. The BIE is funded by an NIH R25 grant. Read all about the experience at their summer blog.
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2017 Biodesign Immersion Experience wraps up

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:17
The Biodesign Immersion Experience, an intensive summer of training in needs finding and the engineering design process, has wrapped up their work with a database of hundreds of unmet needs documented through 8 weeks of clinic and site visits. The BIE is funded by an NIH R25 grant. Read all about the experience at their summer blog.
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Defense department pours $65 million into making CRISPR safer

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:29
Berkeley scientists to develop safer and better CRISPR tools and apply them to medicine and mosquito gene drives
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Cell mechanics lead to chicken feathers, hair

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:17
Professor Sanjay Kumar’s lab collaborated to show how identical embryonic skin cells organize to produce follicles and feathers, based on resistance from the materials underlying the skin. This could lead to more practical use of stem cells to produce skin graft materials. The work was conducted with Amy Shyer, a Miller postdoctoral fellow, and visiting scholar Alan Rodrigues, of Professor Harland’s lab, and BioE PhD student Elena Kassianidou.
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Cell mechanics lead to chicken feathers, hair

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:31
Professor Sanjay Kumar's lab collaborted to show how identical embryonic skin cells organize to produce follicles and feathers, based on resistance from the materials underlying the skin. This could lead to more practical use of stem cells to produce skin graft materials. The work was conducted with Amy Shyer, a Miller postdoctoral fellow, and visiting scholar Alan Rodrigues, of Professor Harlan's lab, and BioE PhD student Elena Kassianidou.
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New IGS chief: California will model a new approach for the nation

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:00
Lisa Garcia Bedolla also sees UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies as a thought leader in a turbulent time
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Murthy Lab receives grant for new treatments for drug resistant bacterial infections

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:15
Professor Niren Murthy, in partnership with School of Public Health Professor Lee Riley, has be awarded a three-year R33 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The project, “Maltose targeted antibiotics”, focuses on developing new treatments for drug-resistant gram negative bacteria (GNB). Developing antibiotics against GNB has been challenging because of […]
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Murthy Lab receives grant for new treatments for drug resistant bacterial infections

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:49
Professor Niren Murthy, in partnership with School of Public Health Professor Lee Riley, has be awarded a three-year R33 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The project, “Maltose targeted antibiotics”, focuses on developing new treatments for drug-resistant gram negative bacteria (GNB). Developing antibiotics against GNB has been challenging because of […]
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Can a simple blood draw yield clues to cancer?

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:14
Professor Amy Herr’s microfluidic liquid biopsies are featured in the latest Promise of Berkeley magazine.
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