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Montgomery Slatkin is honored with the Kimura Motoo Award

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:08

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Kimura Motoo Foundation, we have created the Kimura Motoo Award. The executive committee has selected the most outstanding scientist, as a recipient, from each of four research fields of evolutionary biology; population genetics, molecular phylogeny, molecular evolution and evolutionary genomics, and human evolution.  Population Genetics- Dr.

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The secret language of microbes

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:00
Different strains of fungus 'speak' different dialects, showing that microbial communication is more complex than once thought
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Bolt Threads SXSW interview

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 16:28
Check out this great interview with PhD alum and Bolt Threads founder David Breslauer at SXSW!
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SurgiSun team presents at Bay Area Global Health Challenge

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:57
The capstone team SurgiSun made it to the semifinals of the Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge, competing against graduate and postdoc-level innovation teams. Amy Lyden and Neha Kumar presented “SurgiSun: A Surgical Light for the Developing World” at the showcase held at UC Berkeley on April 8th.
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Capstone team competing at Rice 360

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:29
The ForSight capstone team of Amanda Haack, Zane Liu, Ian Lin, and Ashu Shrestha will be competing this week at the Rice 360° Sixth Annual Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition. Good Luck ForSight!
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Improving the odds for kidney transplant success

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:11
An MTM student team was recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative University for their low-cost kidney transplant monitor.
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UC Berkeley scientists explore the mysteries of the fossil record

College of Letters & Science - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:56

Why does North America have so many trees and so few elephants? The classic explanation is that the climate changed at the end of the Pleistocene in a way that favored denser forests, which extinguished the last of the megafauna between 13,000 and 11,000 years ago. However, UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology, Anthony Barnosky, feels there is more to the story.

External News Link:  http://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/spring-2016-war-stories/american-mastadon-did-forests-edge-out-megafauna-or

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Yartsev named 2016 Searle Scholar

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:14
Professor Michael Yartsev has been named a 2016 Searle Scholar! The Searle Scholars Program supports the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry.
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Tune in to The Graduates to hear about Oceanic plants in Hawaii!

Department of Integrative Biology - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:21

Missing spring break? Tune in to The Graduates to hear about oceanic plants in Hawaii! On Tuesday, April 12th @ 9AM, your host Tesla Monson speaks with ecologist and evolutionary biologist Jun Ying Lim from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. -

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Rolling Stone Magazine Profiles UC Berkeley's Breakthrough Listen Project

College of Letters & Science - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:46

Reporter Mark Adams writes about the exciting space discoveries of 2016 and research being conducted by the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley.

External News Link:  http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/the-100-million-hunt-for-alien-life-20160407

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UC Berkeley Astronomer Finds That Supermassive Black Holes May Be More Common Than Anyone Imagined

College of Letters & Science - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 06:31

Scientists have discovered a supermassive black hole that may be the biggest ever spotted. According to the research of Chung-Pei Ma, an astronomer at the UC Berkeley, this find suggests that supermassive black holes maybe be much more common than previously thought.

Photo courtesy of NASA/ESA/D. Coe, J. Anderson and R. van der Marel (Space Telescope Science Institute).

External News Link:  http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/06/473091314/supermassive-black-holes-may-be-more-common-than-anyone-imagined

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Space weather satellite ICON on course for summer 2017 launch

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 06:00
Mission led by UC Berkeley will study impact of Earth's weather on space weather
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Supermassive black holes may be lurking everywhere in the universe

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 09:00
Surprise discovery of 17-billion-solar-mass black hole in sparse area of local universe
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Two BioE undergrads awarded Whitaker Fellowships

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 15:27
Congratulations to BioE students Amy Lyden and Amanda Haack, recipients of 2016 Whitaker International Fellowships! The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program sends biomedical engineering students for one year anywhere outside the U. S. or Canada to conduct research, hold internships, or complete coursework.
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2016 Biodesign Immersion Experience interns selected

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:38
Eight bioengineering students have been selected to participate in the 2016 Biodesign Immersion Experience. Created by Professor Amy Herr and funded by grant from the NIH, the BIE is an 8-week summer program that prepares bioengineers to connect engineering innovation and unmet clinical needs. Students have either recently taken or will be taking BioE 192, the senior […]
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UC Berkeley rated #1 Best Value college!

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:23
UC Berkeley has been rated the #1 best value college in the US by Forbes magazine.
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Berkeley’s newest field site, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, gets a facelift

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 08:54
A pristine but wired area of rolling green hills is an ideal site for studying California's oak woodlands
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2016 I-House Annual Celebration & Awards Gala to Honor Dr. Marian Diamond and I-House Alumni Faculty of UC Berkeley

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 08:35

BERKELEY, CA – I-House alumni and friends will gather March 31st under the iconic dome of International House Berkeley for its 28th Annual Celebration and Awards Gala. The evening is the largest annual fundraising event for the non-profit which for 86 years has promoted intercultural respect and understanding in the local community and to its residential community of nearly 600 students from around the world and across the U.S. 

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Aduro Biotech helps launch new immunotherapy, vaccine effort at Berkeley

College of Letters & Science - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 09:03

UC Berkeley cancer immunologists are teaming up with colleagues working on infectious disease to create a new Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Research Initiative, fueled by $7.5 million in funding from Aduro Biotech, Inc., a Berkeley company that develops immunotherapies for cancer and other diseases.

External News Link:  http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/03/28/aduro-biotech-helps-launch-new-immunotherapy-vaccine-effort/

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