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Talking to the Brain

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:49

MCB Professor Ehud Isacoff and a team of scientists received funding to develp neural optical devices allowing 2-way communication in the brain utilizing light, a miniaturized microscope and 3D holograms. The research could eventually provide a way to compensate for visual or tactile deficits in humans.

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A Crack in Creation

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:56

Professor Jennifer Doudna has written a popular science book about her personal and professional experiences in CRISPR research. The book is co-authored by her former graduate student, Sam Sternberg.

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Murthy Lab receives grant for new treatments for drug resistant bacterial infections

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:15
Professor Niren Murthy, in partnership with School of Public Health Professor Lee Riley, has be awarded a three-year R33 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The project, “Maltose targeted antibiotics”, focuses on developing new treatments for drug-resistant gram negative bacteria (GNB). Developing antibiotics against GNB has been challenging because of […]
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Murthy Lab receives grant for new treatments for drug resistant bacterial infections

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:49
Professor Niren Murthy, in partnership with School of Public Health Professor Lee Riley, has be awarded a three-year R33 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The project, “Maltose targeted antibiotics”, focuses on developing new treatments for drug-resistant gram negative bacteria (GNB). Developing antibiotics against GNB has been challenging because of […]
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Sense of Smell Impacts Weight Loss

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:13

A paper published in Cell Metabolism by HHMI Investigator and MCB Professor Andrew Dillin's lab, his former postdoc Celine Riera, and co-authored by the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research and others suggests that smelling what you eat may play an important role in how the body deals with calories.

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Can a simple blood draw yield clues to cancer?

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:14
Professor Amy Herr’s microfluidic liquid biopsies are featured in the latest Promise of Berkeley magazine.
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Can a simple blood draw yield clues to cancer?

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:55
Professor Amy Herr's microfluidic liquid biopsies are featured in the latest Promise of Berkeley magazine.
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Dinosaurs’ loss was frogs’ gain

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:00
Nearly 90 percent of living frogs originated from an evolutionary radiation beginning after the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs
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Gemini telescope aids Juno mission’s exploration of Jupiter

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 13:45
Astronomers capture hi-res images of Jupiter in the infrared, showing features that the orbiting June spacecraft can investigate
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New study maps out dramatic costs of unmitigated climate change in U.S.

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:23
A new study co-authored by UC Berkeley researchers lays out on a county-by-county level the very high economic costs of climate change in the United States if business continues as usual.
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Dementia patients may die sooner if family caregivers are mentally stressed

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:00
Family members' mental health linked to mortality of their loved ones with neurodegenerative diseases
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Acorn woodpeckers enact their own ‘Game of Thrones’ among the oaks

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:02
Lightweight tracking tags allow detailed study of bird's social interactions
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MCB Postdoc Temprana Named Pew Latin American Fellow

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:08

Silvio Temprana, a postdoc in Assistant Professor Hillel Adesnik's lab, is one of 10 Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences. He is studying information processing in the brain and whether an animal's perception can be altered. 

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New gene editing technique could drive out mosquito-borne disease

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:00
CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology can insert and spread genes designed to suppress wild insects, new study shows.
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Shaking Up Genome Regulation

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:12

A Berkeley Lab team led by Dr. Gary Karpen, Adjunct Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, "uncovered evidence that heterochromatin organizes large parts of the genome into specific regions of the nucleus using liquid-liquid phase separation, a mechanism well-known in physics but whose importance for biology has only recently been revealed."

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On California, the drought and the ‘yuck factor’

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:00
Professor David Sedlak says our urban water infrastructure needs a major upgrade to keep our cities thriving well into the future
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test feature

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:38
Happy graduate, 2015.
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Saijo Named 2017 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 09:50

Kaoru Saijo, Assistant Professor of Immunology & Pathogenesis, is one of 22 exceptional early-career researchers appointed as 2017 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences.  Dr. Saijo will study how immune cells in the brain play a role in the development of depression.

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Congratulations 2017 IB Graduates!

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 09:16
2017 Graduate Photo Album Please enjoy the photos! Let us know if you see yourself! 
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Marine predators bulked up over eons to dominate their prey

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 09:00
In the constant evolutionary battle between predator and prey, one seemingly winning strategy is to get bigger over time so you can throw your weight around
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