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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:45

What has MCB been up to? Learn about some of our incoming faculty, undergraduate research projects, our faculty entrepeneurs, graduate students giving back to the community, and more! Read the print version of the MCB Transcript from Spring 2017.

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Seasonal rain and snow trigger small quakes on California faults

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:19
Weight of rain and snow & subsequent summer rebound change stresses on state's faults, causing slight uptick in quakes
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Yartsev receives Fay/Frank Seed Grant

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 17:12
Professor Michael Yartsev has received a Fay/Frank Seed Grant from the Brain Research Foundation, which provides start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience.
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Yartsev receives Fay/Frank Seed Grant

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:49
Professor Michael Yartsev has received a Fay/Frank Seed Grant from the Brain Research Foundation, which provides start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience.
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Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3D vision

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 09:00
The stereoscopic vision of seamstresses is superior to that of surgeons
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New evidence that all stars are born in pairs

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 08:00
Stars like our sun are always born with a sibling, astronomers say; in the case of our sun, that twin has long since vanished from the neighborhood
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Adesnik Lab Explores How Neurons Encode Scanned Space

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:48

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Hillel Adesnik's lab has a new paper accepted in Neuron. They examine spatial coding in the rodent whisker system during active sensation and the resulting cortical representation of the scanned space.

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Here’s what you’ll see on Aug. 21

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 08:00
Megamovie project debuts simulator to show you what you'll see from any point in the United States
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Viral infections decrease muscle health, cause damage

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:22
Researchers in Prof. Irina Conboy's lab found that viral infections turn down the intensity of a key oxytocin receptor linked to healing and health of skeletal muscle and bone, mental well-being and prevention of obesity. The pathway was recently shown to be needed for muscle maintenance and regeneration, which declines with age.
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Eko Devices clears new ECG tool

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:56
Eko Devices, a BioE startup led by alumnus Connor Landgraf, has received FDA clearance for its second tool, a combined digital stethoscope and electrocardiogram (ECG).
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2017 Biodesign Immersion Experience kicks off

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:48
The 2017 Biodesign Immersion Experience has kicked off their summer of engineering design with a busy week of six offsite visits and their first blog post. Catch up with the BIE summer interns, who will be blogging for the next six weeks on the role of engineering design in clinical medicine, based on visits and interactions with the generous professional engineers and clinicians who host & mentor them.
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Cal’s main attraction? For nesting peregrines, it’s the Campanile

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:00
Avid falconer Doug Bell, who has been monitoring the falcon pair, thinks hatchlings may be getting ready to fly soon
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MCB IAP event creates new industry alliances

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:13

The MCB Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) kickoff event on May 12th was a great success! MCB faculty, postdocs and students enjoyed networking with representatives from a variety of innovative bioscience companies including Agenovir, AstraZeneca, Acerta Pharma, Biotech Partners, Driver, Grifols, Thermo Fisher Scientific, 10x Genomics and 4D Moelcular Therapeutics. To learn more about the IAP program or participate in future events, please email mcbiap@berkeley.edu or read more here.

Ph.D. student pioneers storytelling strategies for science communication

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:00
Sara Elshafie, who studies paleontology, learned from Pixar how to tell better stories about scientific research
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New guide to the Hayward Fault in UC Berkeley’s backyard

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:00
Seismologist updates tour of fault and the unique retrofits that make buildings near the fault safer
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Lammel Named 2017 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 14:45

Stephan Lammel, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, is one of the seven biomedical scientists named Rita Allen Foundation Scholars whose research holds exceptional promise for revealing new pathways to advance human health. Stephan will examine the mechanisms by which chronic stress can lead to depression.

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Rick Standiford retires from 37-year career

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:24
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