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Four faculty present at ‘Summer Davos’

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 15:00
Four Berkeley BioE-affiliated faculty presented at the 2015 world economic forum’s ‘Annual Meeting of the New Champions’ in Dalian, China, informally called “Summer Davos”. Bioengineering professors Dan Fletcher and Amy Herr, with bioengineering graduate program faculty Ana Claudia Arias and Lydia Sohn, presented an ideaslab called ‘Precision Medicine at UC Berkeley’ in a session moderated […]
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Project taps amateur botanists for green treasure hunt

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 07:11
Botanists in UC Berkeley’s herbaria hosted a plant treasure hunt this past spring to tap the expertise of the California Native Plant Society, hoping to locate, map and collect some of the state’s rare and
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‘The fires just keep coming’

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 15:06
Wildfires are becoming a year-round thing in California, because of drought and climate change. The state needs to up its forestry game in response.
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Scientific literacy: It’s not (just) about facts

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 09:02
In a piece about scientific literacy, psychology professor Tania Lombrozo discusses public knowledge of scientific concepts and facts, as revealed by recent polls, on "13.7," an NPR blog.
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How the Golden State got so green

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 10:00
Professor finds California’s most important lesson may be its demonstration of the links between economic growth and environmental protection.
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BioE startup Privail

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:10
Learn more about diagnostics startup Privail from BioE alum and CEO Anwaar Al-Zireeni in this Elevator Pitch video from Skydeck.
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Kumar and Murthy create hydrogel for fast cell culture studies

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 10:16
Bioengineering professors Sanjay Kumar and Niren Murthy have collaborated to develop a new materials technology that allows them to simultaneously create many cell culture environments with defined material properties for high-throughput analysis. Material properties such as stiffness and adhesivity are known to influence cell behavior, but creating the huge number and diversity of materials needed […]
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How to beat the climate crisis? Start with carrots

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 10:00
Researchers say promotion of clean energy helps build key political coalitions
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BioE ranks in top 10 nationwide

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 09:37
Once again Berkeley BioE has been ranked 9th in the nation among undergraduate bioengineering programs by U.S. News & World Report! UC Berkeley remains the #1 public university and the #3 overall undergraduate engineering program. Go Bears!
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Tribal elder brings water history to life for students

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/08/2015 - 12:40
In a course on western water history, Paiute tribal elder Harry Williams shares his knowledge of ancient ditches in California's Owens Valley, site of pivotal, early water wars. Students' research "will help us fight for the water rights of our people,” he says.
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Lasker Award for immunotherapy derived from UC Berkeley research

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/08/2015 - 09:02
Discovery unleashes immune system to fight cancer
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Eko’s digital stethoscope green-lighted by FDA

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:33
The digital stethoscope designed by BioE undergrad startup Eko Devices has won federal permission to enter the market.
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CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:00
Rising plumes of rock in Earth's mantle linked to volcanic hotspots
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IGS poll: Californians support stronger climate-change rules

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 07:00
Californians support stronger efforts to fight climate change by requiring more electricity to come from renewable resources and cutting gasoline use in half, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS).
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New material captures and converts carbon into useful chemicals

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:44
Organic frameworks could help remove and convert carbon pollution
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Healy’s brown fat research in Daily Cal

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:17
Check out more on the Bioengineering/Nutritional Sciences research collaboration to implant energy-burning brown fat into mice to stimulate weight loss, featuring Professor Kevin Healy.
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Millet Project shows grain isn’t just for the birds

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:00
Berkeley cultivates the drought-tolerant nutritious grain, a good fit for California
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The bat man is here – meet new faculty member Michael Yartsev

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 15:33
Learn more about Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev, a new Berkeley faculty member with joint appointments in Bioengineering, the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, and the Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute.
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Yartsev receives BRAIN EAGER grant

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:47
Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev has received an NSF EAGER grant for funding of his research project, “BRAIN EAGER: Going All Wireless to Establish Bats as The First Mammalian Model System for Vocal Learning.” The NSF Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) program supports exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research […]
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Dudley Discovers Gliding Spiders

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:28

Professor Robert Dudley has discovered a new type of nocturnal hunting spider from South America that is able to steer while it glides to the ground, unlike other spiders that just drop.

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