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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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MTM Josh Yang in Grand Slam elevator pitch competition

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 13:44
MTM student Joshua Yang will be competing on Monday, March 28 against 9 other Berkeley grad students for cash and a chance to compete in the UC-wide Grad Slam in April.
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Yartsev receives Human Frontier Science Program award

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 13:39
Michael Yartsev and collaborators have been awarded a $1.2M​ grant from the Human Frontier Science Program. They will use a molecular, neural and comparative approach to study vocal learning in bats.
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BioE benefactor Andrew Grove, 1936-2016

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 10:47
Intel Corporation former CEO and Chairman Andrew S. Grove passed away today at the age of 79. Grove was a UC Berkeley alumnus and a staunch supporter of bioengineering, who donated the founding gift for our Master of Translational Medicine program. He will be missed.
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BioE startup Zephyrus acquired by Bio-techne

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 09:14
Zephyrus Biosciences, a startup company spun out of professor Amy Herr's lab, was acquired today by Bio-techne, a top biosciences tools company. Zephyrus was led by BioE PhD Kelly Gardner and pioneered commercialization of Herr Lab's single-cell western blotting technique, which they will continue as part of the Protein Platforms Division of Bio-Techne.
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PhD program moves up to #6 in the US!

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 14:51
New rankings from US News & World Report place our UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering tied for 6th best in the nation, up from 7th for the past two years.
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Bromances may be good for men’s health

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 14:46

“A bromance can be a good thing,” said lead author Elizabeth Kirby, who started work on the study while a doctoral student at UC Berkeley and continued it after assuming a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford. “Males are getting a bad rap when you look at animal models of social interactions, because they are assumed to be instinctively aggressive. But even rats can have a good cuddle – essentially a male-male bromance – to help recover from a bad day.”

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Neurobiology: Rise of resilience

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 14:32

Stress can have a negative influence on the human brain, but increasingly it is the ability to withstand severe stress that is the focus of research.

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Adams named Lawrence Berkeley Lab Division Director

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 13:59
Bioengineering Adjunct Professor Paul Adams has been name Division Director for the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.  Adams is an international leader in structural biology and X-ray crystallography, and will continue to serve as Vice President for Technology and Director of Structural Biology at the Joint BioEnergy Institute.
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The Low Down: How Lung Cancer Made Things Personal

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 13:07
Bioengineering research has a personal connection for alumna Adeeti Ullal.
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UC Berkeley Researchers tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

College of Letters & Science - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 08:26

UC Berkeley scientists have captured unique images of problem-solving in action by tapping into the minds of mice. The study shows rapid rewiring in the rodents’ frontal brains after they learn by trial and error.

External News Link:  http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/03/07/problem-solving-in-action/

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Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 02:00
Findings support active learning and critical thinking in schools and workplaces
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MTM student wins UC Berkeley Global Health Case Competition

Department of Bioengineering - Sat, 03/05/2016 - 13:25
Master of Translational Medicine student Tyler Schmeckpeper is a member of the winning team for the first UC Berkeley Intramural Global Health Case Competition. The team included members Aarti Kumar, Hemaxi Desai, Nehaa Khadka, Jennifer Liu, and Anchal Ahuja from the School of Public Health, Haas School of Business, and Letters and Science. They will now represent Berkeley at the […]
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IB Grad Student Competes in 2016 UC Grand Slam

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 13:06

Joyce Chery, a Graduate Student in Associate Professor Chelsea Specht's lab, is one of 10 UC Berkeley semi-finalists in the 2016 UC-wide Grand Slam Competition. She will give a 3 minute TED-style talk on March 28th.  Please come out and support her!  
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PET scans reveal key details of Alzheimer’s protein growth in aging brains

College of Letters & Science - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 08:18

New research led by scientists at UC Berkeley shows for the first time that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults, a key advance in the early diagnosis and staging of the neurodegenerative disorder.

External News Link:  http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/03/02/pet-scans-alzheimers-tau-amyloid/

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Mofrad Lab student wins first prize in Biophysical Society Image Contest

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:19
Zeinab Jahed, an Applied Science & Technology graduate student in Mohammad Mofrad’s lab, has won the first place prize in the 2016 “The Art of Science” image contest at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society. The image, titled “Bacterial Networking“, shows a scanning electron microscopy of Staphylococcus Aureus bacterial cells forming networks on top […]
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UC Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna joins Biden during Bay Area stop on cancer ‘listening tour’

College of Letters & Science - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 09:22

Vice President Joe Biden visited UCSF on Feb. 27 as part of his ‘cancer moonshot’ tour, where he heard from scientists such as UC Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna, the co-inventor of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool now being applied to cancer research.

External News Link:  http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/02/29/doudna-joins-biden-during-bay-area-stop-on-cancer-listening-tour/

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