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Karine Gibbs on microbiology and mentorship

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 03/15/2024 - 12:14
Gibbs Packard Thumbnial March 15, 2024

The PMB professor and former Packard Fellow speaks about her research on complex bacterial behavior and encouraging scientists to bring their authentic selves to work

A BIG thanks for a successful Big Give!

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 03/14/2024 - 16:02

Big ThanksThank you to our wonderful community for helping us reach our fundraising goals during Big Give! Your commitment, generosity, and participation yesterday are inspiring and make a real difference in our students’ and postdocs' lives. 

New Agricultural Operations Building now open at the Gill Tract

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 03/13/2024 - 13:59
Gill Tract Building thumbnail March 13, 2024

The new facility provides meeting, storage, and workshop space to Rausser College researchers and Gill Tract farmers.

IB Participating in Big Give 24

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 03/13/2024 - 12:20
Graduate students in front of T-rex in Valley Life Sciences Building

This Thursday, March 14 is Big Give, the annual online giving day when the entire UC Berkeley community comes together to support their favorite departments and programs. Join us this year in our support of the Department of Integrative Biology. Every gift makes a difference. On March 14, follow this link to donate to IB and show your support for our students.

Categories: Science News

Molecular Therapeutics Initiative launches to accelerate drug discovery

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Wed, 03/13/2024 - 09:02

MCB faculty Nomura, Rape and Zoncu lead the MTIMCB's Molecular Therapeutics (MTx) division announced today the launch of the new Molecular Therapeutics Initiative (MTI) designed to accelerate drug discovery by tackling the "undruggable" & discovering new therapeutics modalities. Read more...

A missed opportunity to accelerate corporate action

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 03/11/2024 - 14:42
Image of Factory releasing smoke March 11, 2024

Professor Dara O'Rourke writes about the lobbying efforts that led the Securities and Exchange Commission to water down its climate disclosure regulations for the MIT Technology Review.

In Memoriam: David Wood

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 13:51
Portrait image of David Wood March 08, 2024

The accomplished forest entomologist and renowned bark beetle expert died February 10. He was 93.

Science Perspective: Amphibian hatchlings find mother’s milk

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 03/08/2024 - 10:50

Caecilian babies around the mother’s vent. Credit Carlos Jared

Integrative Biology Professor of the Graduate School, Marvalee Wake, shares her thoughts on recent findings about amphibians that provide "milk" to their young. Read her perspective in the journal Science here, and read more about the discovery in the New York Times article.


Categories: Science News

Museums' vertebrate collections go online — in 3D

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 03/07/2024 - 13:31


CT scans of animal skeletons are now available to anyone, including those with 3D printers. Read more here...


Categories: Science News

What bats can teach us about the evolution of human speech

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 03/01/2024 - 15:52

image of small fruit bat hanging upside down in the lab

In a paper in the journal Science, a team led by Professor Michael Yartsev's lab identified the part of the brain in Egyptian fruit bats that controls vocalizations and found that it contains very similar neural wiring to the part of the human brain that controls speech.
Categories: Science News

Renewable energy efforts in Nevada could be a double-edged sword

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 03/01/2024 - 12:57
Stock image of patch of drying water March 01, 2024

ESPM and ERG professor Meg Mills-Novoa spoke to Nevada Public Radio about her research on water scarcity and decarbonization across the Great Basin.