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Lee and Satish in 30 Under 30

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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A cellphone-based microscope for treating river blindness

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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Yartsev in Science: Rebalancing diversity of animal models in neuroscience research

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:42
Published in Science today, a review article by Prof. Michael Yartsev on the current decline in the diversity of species used for neuroscience research. The field has converged on a few selected model organisms, but Yartsev proposes that neuroscience might be ready to diversify again, if provided the appropriate support.
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Yartsev awarded Packard fellowship

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:49
Professor Michael Yartsev has been awarded one of only 18 prestigious 2017 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, to pursue new research into how our brains developed the ability to acquire language.
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Surgical Innovations Accelerator Projects Harness Unique Talents of MTM Student Teams

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:49
At the heart of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Master of Translational Medicine program is a hands-on capstone project, where student teams work on developing medical technologies from idea to bedside. Learn more about three Surgical Innovations Accelerator projects at UCSF in Spring 2017.
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Murthy shows efficient non-viral delivery of CRISPR machinery

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:23
Professors Niren Murthy and Irina Conboy are lead authors on a new study which demonstrates the delivery of CRISPR genome-editing molecules via nanoparticles rather than via viruses. They show that CRISPR components can be packaged around individual gold nanoparticles and wrapped in a protecting polymer, and that the nanoparticles deliver the CRISPR components into a wide variety of cells efficiently.
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Conboy lab describes first selective mammalian in vivo metabolic labeling of proteins in mixed environments,

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:39
Prof Irina Conboy's lab has pioneered a method that paves the way to characterization of proteome alterations in vivo, whether imposed by age or disease.This research was published in Nature Communications.
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Herr Lab awarded 2017 Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:33
Professor Amy Herr's lab has been awarded an R33 grant as part of the 2017 Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The grant will fund their work on "Advanced Cancer Classification via Single-Cell Electrophoretic Cytopathology."

The National Cancer Moonshot works to accelerate research efforts by enhancing data access and facilitating collaborations among researchers, doctors, philanthropies, patients, patient advocates, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. The initiative aims to bring about a decade’s worth of advances in five years.
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BioE tops 10 Best Master’s Degrees list

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:03
Bioengineering tops the new Forbes' Best And Worst Master's Degrees For Jobs In 2017 list! PayScale’s analysis shows that, among those with biomedical engineering master’s degrees, compensation leaps from $70,200 at the early-career stage to $129,300 by mid-career. These graduates also go on to derive high satisfaction and meaning from their jobs.
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MTM alum Hemati named Medtech Rising Star

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:53
MTM alumnus Michael Hemati, Senior R&D Engineer at Theranova, has been named one of Medtech's Rising Stars of 2017. Hematic is currently heading medical device startups Leo Labs and TruKinetics, and was one of the founders of SmartDerm, a startup founded from an MTM project.
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BioE is movin’ up!

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:53
BioE keeps climbing -- our undergraduate program has moved up another notch in the annual US News & World Report ranking to #7 in the nation!
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Amy Herr receives Berkeley Visionary Award

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:57
Professor Amy Herr has been recognized by the City of Berkeley as a Berkeley Visionary for her leadership in innovation, citizenship, and vision. One of only three awardees, Herr is known for her dedication to improving lives through science, technology, engineering and math research and education.
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Amy Herr receives Berkeley Visionary Award

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:34
Professor Amy Herr has been recognized by the City of Berkeley as a Berkeley Visionary for her leadership in innovation, citizenship, and vision. One of only three awardees, Herr is known for her dedication to improving lives through science, technology, engineering and math research and education.
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Capstone alumni featured in New York Times

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

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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