How can the world achieve the aspirational climate goals set at the 2015 U.N. climate summit? According to Professor Dan Farber of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, it may require, in part, a technological solution he's not a particular fan of. Read his post on the Berkeley Blog.
"U.N. negotiators understand the magnitude of the climate change problem, and have left space for carbon removal to contribute to climate action in the future," writes 2015 Berkeley grad Noah Deich in a blog post looking at the Paris Agreement.
Dark matter experiment in abandoned South Dakota gold mine is searching for elusive WIMPs
Scientists and regulators are placing increased emphasis on carbon removal and sequestration, and UC Berkeley is focused on the mission.
Professor Amy Herr has been named the Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor in Engineering at Cornell University for Fall 2015 through Spring 2018. The appointment includes research and travel support for collaborative work with Cornell faculty and students. Herr will be working with Professor Brian Kirby on micro- and nanofluidic advances. Never fear, Professor […]
ArtCOP21, at the Paris climate talks, brought together artists and a plan: “To truly meet the climate challenge, we need to get creative.” Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design Shannon Jackson reports from the scene.
The simplicity of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing will soon make studying the genes of any organism, from the simplest slime mold to the octopus, as easy as it now is to study the genes controlling development in standard lab animals such as nematodes, fruit flies, frogs and mice.
Genome editing helps reveal how key animal genes set up segmented body plan
$1.76 million over three years for a Conservation Genomics Network, led by UCLA and involving UC Berkeley’s Rasmus Nielsen as co-principal investigator and Michael Nachman, Steven Beissinger and Erica Rosenblum as co-investigators. The goal is to develop a revolutionary bioinformatics toolkit to understand changes in gene expression and how threatened populations respond to changes in their habitats and in the climate.
Professor Steven Conolly’s lab is the first in the world to achieve cell tracking in vivo by magnetic particle imaging. Authored by recent BioE Ph.D. Bo Zheng, the publication announces successful monitoring of cellular grafts with high contrast, sensitivity, and quantitativeness. The study shows 200-cell detection in vitro and in vivo monitoring of human neural […]
Four Research Catalyst Awards from UC's Office of the President will stimulate inter-campus collaboration
California Gov. Jerry Brown is headed to Paris this weekend for the two-week global climate summit, prepped for his meetings by a team of scientists almost entirely from the UC system, including two from UC Berkeley: William Collins, a professor of earth and planetary science and a Berkeley Lab researcher; and Anthony Barnosky, a professor of integrative biology.
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Experts from around the world gathered recently for a summit looking at the rapidly changing possibilities of human gene editing. UC Berkeley's Charis Thompson, who spoke at the meeting, summarizes positions taken on a key question: the ethics of creating permanent, hereditary changes in the human genome.
As scientists and leaders at the Paris climate summit try to map out responses to global warming, evidence grows that the world is beginning to follow California's lead, and UC is key to the state's efforts.
Ethan Elkind of UC Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment is in Paris for the COP21 climate summit, helping to get cities and states to commit to aggressive greenhouse gas reductions. He talks about this California-led initiative in a Q&A.
Congratulations to the MTM Otto team, who have been awarded a VentureWell E Team grant for their design of a wearable cognitive assist device for the elderly. Otto is an integrated smartwatch solution that permits caregivers to communicate with, remind, monitor, and assess elderly patients. The project team of Aradhana Verma, Alex Diehl, and Ahmed Rahim work with Dr. Pierre Theodore of UCSF.
The Eko Core digital stethoscope, created by a startup founded by BioE alum Connor Landgraf with three other UC Berkeley graduates, has made Time magazine's list of "25 Best Inventions of 2015."
California Gov. Jerry Brown is headed to Paris this weekend for the two-week global climate summit, prepped for his meetings by a team of scientists almost entirely from the UC system, including two from UC Berkeley.
In 2012, UC Berkeley paleontologist Anthony Barnosky and 20 co-authors published a dire paper warning that Earth’s climate is approaching a tipping point that could irrevocably drive the planet into a scary and uncertain future.
Anthony Barnosky's warning of climate tipping point inspires French filmmakers to focus on solutions for 'Tomorrow'