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As online harms surge, Our Better Web initiative advances at UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 07:00
As the Internet evolves to pose grave threats, the high-level initiative "will focus its energy to address real-world challenges with real-world solutions"
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Chrysalis, the lost moon that gave Saturn its rings

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/15/2022 - 11:00
Saturn has long been in a dance with Neptune, but that dance was interrupted when one of Saturn's moons ventured too close and was shredded. Some of its remains ending up as the beautiful rings we see today.
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Mega-eruptions linked to most mass extinctions over past 500 million years

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 12:00
Mass extinction events correlate with mega-eruptions, suggesting that these volcanic outpourings of gas and lava are the main cause of mass die-offs throughout Earth's history
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What drives government investment in clean energy innovation?

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 09:23
A new study finds that international cooperation and competition are the strongest drivers of funding for clean energy research and development, a necessary step in achieving global climate goals
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Berkeley Talks: Activist Pua Case on the movement to protect Mauna Kea

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 09/09/2022 - 14:55
The Native Hawaiian activist and caretaker discusses the movement to protect Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in the world
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Two New Job Postings for IB!

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 09/08/2022 - 17:59
Assistant Professor - Global Change Biology- Department of Integrative Biology

Learn more here.

Position Overview

Anticipated start: 7/1/2023

APPLICATION WINDOW: Open August 23, 2022 through Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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Two New Job Postings for IB!

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 09/08/2022 - 17:59
Assistant Professor - Global Change Biology- Department of Integrative Biology

Learn more here.

Position Overview

Anticipated start: 7/1/2023

APPLICATION WINDOW: Open August 23, 2022 through Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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Wildfire poses greater threat to cannabis than other California crops

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/08/2022 - 10:25
A new study finds that the lucrative commercial crop may be at a higher risk of loss from wildfire because it is mostly grown in rural areas
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Congratulations to all our recent graduates!

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 09/07/2022 - 12:51

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Read more about all the incredible PhD and MAs that have been produced in the last year and where everyone is off to next.

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Congratulations to all our recent graduates!

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 09/07/2022 - 12:51

IB_Grads_2021-2022.png

Read more about all the incredible PhD and MAs that have been produced in the last year and where everyone is off to next.

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Webb Telescope images Jupiter-like planet 350 light years away

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/01/2022 - 10:33
UC Berkeley astronomers and a team of exoplanet researchers test the capabilities of the new James Webb Space Telescope and capture photo of a newly formed planet
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Social cost of carbon is more than triple the federal estimate

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/01/2022 - 08:00
A new study finds that the benefits of reducing carbon dioxide emissions are much greater than previously believed
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Biofuels Technology Club

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 17:01
We are Biofuels Technology Club (BTC): a student group seeking to create a sustainable loop on campus through converting waste cooking oil from the dining halls into biodiesel for use in campus vehicles. What began as a classroom project in September 2014 has grown into a 50-gallon-scale pilot plant located in the Richmond Field Station. […]
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Streamlined detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in saliva

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 11:38
Patrick Hsu's lab has developed an RNA-extraction-free test for rapid viral detection using saliva via a microfluidic device. The fast, accurate, and portable prototype shows potential as a point-of-care system to support frequent, on-site molecular diagnostics. This work was the August 2022 cover story for Nature Biomedical Engineering.
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Old plasma dilution reduces human biological age

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 11:11
New work from Irina Conboy's lab extends to humans their previous animal studies on age-specific differences in blood plasma, and establishes a novel direct measurement of biological age. Their results continue to demonstrate that aging may be driven by an excess of certain molecules and proteins, and point to potential treatments for age-related conditions.
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Sanjay Kumar named QB3-Berkeley director

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 08/29/2022 - 16:40
Current Bioengineering Chair Sanjay Kumar has been selected to serve as the next director of the California Institute of Quantitative Biosciences at UC Berkeley (QB3-Berkeley) effective September 1, 2022. He will succeed David Schaffer, who was recently appointed as faculty director of the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub and executive director of QB3’s central office. Kumar will step down as Chair of the Department of Bioengineering effective September 1, where former Chair Dorian Liepmann will return to the role until a permanent appointment is made in 2023.
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inclusiveBio Symposium

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 08/26/2022 - 16:41
iBio Symposium
 
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inclusiveBio Symposium

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 08/26/2022 - 16:41
iBio Symposium
 
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Perseverance rover retrieves key clues to Mars’ geologic and water history

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/25/2022 - 11:00
After return of rock samples to Earth in 2033, analysis will answer outstanding questions about when water flowed on the planet
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Surprising details leap out in sharp new James Webb Space Telescope images of Jupiter

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 05:00
The latest images of Jupiter from the James Webb Space Telescope are stunners
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