Professor Emeritus and Founding Chair of Bioengineering, Dr. Thomas Budinger, will receive the 2018 Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Professor Budinger is being honored for his "pioneering contributions to tomographic radiotracer imaging,” one of his many contributions to the field of medical imaging.
Grant will support research to create improve equitable access to healthy and affordable foods
Rosemary Gillespie, director of the Essig Museum of Entomology, searches for clues to what makes islands resilient to invasive species
Deforestation threatens to erase recent conservation efforts to save endangered cats
Evidence supports new candidate for universe's elusive dark matter
Analysis highlights nurseries for new plants as well as nursing homes for floral relics
The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $5 million over five years to support research on the basic biology of aging-related diseases and impairments, led by Dr. Irina Conboy.
Seismology team led by UC Berkeley's Richard Allen learn from Mexico's recent experience how to build a trusted earthquake early warning system
In a brief talk at Cal Future Forum, biologist David Ackerly said new approaches will be needed to protect the diversity of California's flora and fauna
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