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Berkeley, Amah Mutsun tribe excavate ancient practices to save animals, plants, land

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:11
Archaeologists and anthropologists are working with tribal stewards to help ensure the future of these lands, and the planet
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Better planetary management though data science

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:32
Sol Hsiang discusses how data, analysis and computing can show us our future in a warming world, and lead us to take action to lessen the impact
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Amateur astronomer captures rare first light from massive exploding star

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:00
It's the first observation of optical light from the shock breakout in a supernova explosion
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Some black holes erase your past

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:30
Physicists argue that the world is deterministic, that your past and present uniquely determine your future, but this may not be true inside some types of black holes
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How Cockroaches Crash Into Walls and Keep Going

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:45

Anyone who’s tried to kill a cockroach knows that the ancient pests have some world-class evasive maneuvers. Or at least they appear to.

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Increased UV from ozone depletion sterilizes trees

Department of Integrative Biology - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:59

“Paleontologists have come up with various kill scenarios for mass extinctions, but plant life may not be affected by dying suddenly as much as through interrupting one part of the life cycle, such as reproduction, over a long period of time, causing the population to dwindle and potentially disappear,” said co-author Cindy Looy, a UC Berkeley associate professor of Integrative Biology.

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Cheap, efficient cookstoves are small-tech solution with big payoff

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:30
Ashok Gadgil redesigned a simple technology, the wood cookstove, to help women in refugee camps in Darfur, Sudan
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Bolt Threads co-founder wants you to wear recyclable silk clothes made from artificial proteins

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:02
Check out BioE PhD alum David Breslauer on the San Jose Mercury News Sunday Business front page.
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Increased UV from ozone depletion sterilizes trees

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:00
Evidence links volcanoes to Earth's largest mass extinction 252 million years ago
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Connecting the dots between declining wildlife and human misery

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:45
Justin Brashares explores the social and cultural impacts of declining wildlife populations around the world, from fish to carnivores
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Amy Herr receives 2018 SCIEX Microscale Separations, Innovations Medal and Award

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:09
Professor Herr receives this honor for Current and Breakthrough Research in the Field of Electro-Driven Separations. "Dr. Herr’s use of IEF on samples from single cells to discriminate between protein isoforms differing by a single charge has inspired many scientists, both utilizing and building upon using relatively simple designs that give powerful performance.”
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Young planet hunters receive Pegasi b fellowships

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:16
Two incoming fellows and one departing Ph.D. will explore the diversity of exoplanets discovered since 1995
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Three BioE teams are 2018 Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 22:44
BioE undergrads Jovanny Guillen, Tatiana Jansen, and Irene Kim of the "Surgical Instrument Reprocessing in Low-Resource Settings" project were awarded an Ignite grant to help push their project to the next stage. Ashna Jasuja, Yasmine Kehnemouyi, and Abhinav Koppu of the "Bubbles: Combining Microbubbles and Ultrasound for Breast and Prostate Cancer Detection" team and Naser Abdelrahman of the "The Electromobilizing Sleeve" project will receive Spark grants for early-stage projects or experimental concepts.
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What good is CRISPR if it can’t get where it needs to go?

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:50
BioE startup GenEdit is featured in Wired as the first company devoted solely to Crispr delivery.
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Super-resolution microscopy reveals fine detail of cellular mesh

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:35
Clear picture of geodesic scaffold underlying membrane of red blood cell sheds light on cellular cytoskeleton and the parasites that hijack it
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MRM team wins Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalyst grant

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:00
The Master of Translational Medicine team of Daniel Beckerman and Woojoo Kim has receive an Ignite grant to push their project, "3D Printing Anatomical Models for Orthopedic Surgery", to the next level of development.
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Artificial leaves to produce fuel on Earth and, one day, Mars

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 15:34
Chemist Peidong Yang is developing ways to convert sunlight, water and carbon directly into fuel, just as a leaf converts sunlight into food
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Amid flu epidemic, more bad news about its spread

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:52
Just talking or breathing can transmit the virus, new study shows
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100 million dead trees in the Sierra are a massive risk for unpredictable wildfires

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:55
The dead trees have created potential fuel for dangerously unpredictable wildfires in the near future.
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