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Scientists decipher opening dance steps of DNA and its partner

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:00
Scientists use electron microscopy to show how cellular machinery unwinds DNA
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Star has four mini-Neptunes orbiting in lock step

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:00
Simulation shows how planets migrate inward during evolution of a star system
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Kevin Healy new International Fellow of Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:58
Professor Kevin Healy has been elected to the International College of Fellows Biomaterials Science & Engineering (ICF-BSE) by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering.  Election to Fellow recognizes those members of their national or local constituent biomaterials society who have gained a status of excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of biomaterials science and […]
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MEng team wins Fung Institute Mission Award

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:07
The Master of Engineering capstone team of  Alison Burkland, Daniel Campo, Dragos Puscalau, and Gregory Wohlleb — working with bioengineering professor Kevin Healy — received the 2016 Fung Institute Mission Award for their work on a Point of Care Low-Cost Approach for HIV Monitoring. This award is chosen by the staff at the Fung Institute, and is […]
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Humphreys wins Excellence in Management Award

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:32
Bioengineering department manager Nikki Humphreys is a recipient of the 2016 UC Berkeley Excellence in Management Award! The award is given by the Berkeley Staff Assembly’s to outstanding managers and supervisors, nominated by their staff. This year’s theme, “Equity and Inclusion That Works” recognizes supervisors who are supporting the efforts of their staff to live by the […]
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Fox squirrels’ tell-tail signs of frustration

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:00
When nuts are out of reach, squirrels flick their tails and start problem-solving
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Calscape website helps Californians bring back native plants

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:13
The campus's Jepson Herbarium has joined with the California Native Plant Society to create Calscape, an online tool to help homeowners replace lawns and other water-thirsty plants with native California species.
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Six faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

College of Letters & Science - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:22

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates, including six from UC Berkeley.

External News Link:  http://news.berkeley.edu/story_jump/six-faculty-members-elected-to-national-academy-of-sciences/

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Hazards and opportunities in the pipeline

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:39
UC Berkeley environmental engineer David Sedlak tracks chemical contaminants in urban water systems, and says aging systems are not up to the challenge of providing us with clean water these days. What’s needed, he says, is nothing short of a revolution in water technology.
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Atomic force microscope reveals chemical ghosts

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:24
Mapping molecules with atomic precision is helping expand the toolbox for designing new catalytic reactions
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UCR to Host Global Food Security Week with Slate of Events

Department of Integrative Biology - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 06:47

Tipping Point for Planet Earth–How Close are We to the Edge?,” is happening at 5:30 p.m. in Rooms D-E, UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside, Calif.Anthony D. Barnosky, a professor of integrative biology at UC Berkeley, and Elizabeth A.

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King Fire Puts UC Research Forest to the Test

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:48
By Ann Brody Guy, College of Natural Resources Final Update: Thursday, 11:30 a.m. It is raining today and Blodgett appears to be out of danger from the King Fire. Mop-up operations continue. King Fire containment is still listed as 38... Ann Guy

Biologists try to dig endangered pupfish out of its hole

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:30
By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley Media Relations BERKELEY — Scientists estimate that fewer than 100 Devils Hole pupfish remain in their Mojave Desert home, but a conservation biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, is giving important guidance in the... Ann Guy

CRS Junior Wins World Food Prize Fellowship

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:51
Nicole Wong, a Conservation and Resource Studies major starting her junior year, completed a prestigious World Food Prize fellowship this summer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, California. Wong was one... Ann Guy

Berkeley Faculty Offer Trainings on Critical Environmental Content

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:56
Climate Change Course Launches New Professional Education Program By Ann Brody Guy | August 12, 2014 BERKELEY — With the environmental, social, and economic impacts of climate change at the forefront of the global dialogue, UC Berkeley is launching professional... Ann Guy

Report checks health claims of popular sports, vitamin drinks

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:35
By Sarah Yang | UC Berkeley Media Relations BERKELEY — A new report by UC Berkeley researchers questions the health claims of popular energy, sports, tea and fruit drinks on the market. In a report released today (Wednesday, Aug. 6),... Ann Guy

Richard Steinhardt has Died

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:49

We are saddened to announce the death of Professor Emeritus Richard Steinhardt.

Global wildlife decline driving slave labor and organized crime

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00
By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley Media Relations Berkeley — Global decline of wildlife populations is driving increases in violent conflicts, organized crime and child labor around the world, according to a policy paper led by researchers at the University of... Ann Guy

Berkeley a big part of new UC initiative on global food needs

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:43
By the UC Berkeley Public Affairs team The University of California is launching an initiative to marshal resources across the UC campuses — including Berkeley’s 90 courses, 150 faculty and staff and multiple institutes and centers devoted to the study... Ann Guy

GSI's Honor Huntsinger with Mentorship Award

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 09:11
Photos: Peg Skorpinski The UC Berkeley Graduate Division's Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs was presented to Lynn Huntsinger, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, for providing GSIs with guidance and mentorship in... Ann Guy