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Budinger to Receive 2018 IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:58
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.
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New grants to campus food and plant researchers

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:20
Grant will support research to create improve equitable access to healthy and affordable foods
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Climate video series: Surviving the onslaught of invasive species

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:24
Rosemary Gillespie, director of the Essig Museum of Entomology, searches for clues to what makes islands resilient to invasive species
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Tigers cling to survival in Sumatra’s increasingly fragmented forests

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:01
Deforestation threatens to erase recent conservation efforts to save endangered cats
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MACHOs are dead. WIMPs are a no-show. Say hello to SIMPs.

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:19
Evidence supports new candidate for universe's elusive dark matter
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California’s dry regions are hotspots of plant diversity

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 08:30
Analysis highlights nurseries for new plants as well as nursing homes for floral relics
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Conboy receives $5mil Open Philanthropy grant

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:50
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.
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Mexico City provides valuable lessons for U.S. earthquake early warning system

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:00
Seismology team led by UC Berkeley's Richard Allen learn from Mexico's recent experience how to build a trusted earthquake early warning system
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New climate video: How rapidly can plants and animals adapt?

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 08:48
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
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Berkeley astronomers selected to take new space telescope for a spin

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:35
Astronomers will be first to use new James Webb Space Telescope - in two years, after launch and commissioning
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Six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:00
Scholars honored for advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished
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Two postdocs among Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:30
Berkeley alums also on '30 under 30' lists published this week by Forbes
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Lee and Satish in 30 Under 30

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:46
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.
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Climate video series: Pricing carbon emissions

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:00
What is the economic cost of one more ton of carbon dioxide emissions?
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California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:00
Earlier breeding allows birds to raise young at cooler temperatures, avoiding warming climes
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A cellphone-based microscope for treating river blindness

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:49
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.
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Puzzling new supernova may be from star producing antimatter

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 08:20
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
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Climate video series: Bringing power to the developing world

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:25
Dan Kammen describes local solutions to clean energy, both in California and Africa
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Scientists discover potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:00
A major step forward in the effort to combat the second-leading cause of blindness
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Climate video series: ‘stillsuits’ for cities

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:39
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
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