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Alison Burklund named to 30 Under 30

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 21:50
MTM alumna Alison Burklund, the cofounder and CTO of Nanopath, has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Nanopath creates diagnostics that test pelvic and gynecologic infections during a single visit, so treatment can begin right away.
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Webb Space Telescope, Keck team up to study Saturn’s moon Titan

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 08:00
After the James Webb Space Telescope noticed clouds on Titan, a UC Berkeley astronomer stepped in to confirm and track their movement with the Keck telescope in Hawai'i
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Student Spotlight: Ashlyn Olah

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 11/30/2022 - 15:54
Ashlyn Olah in a forest holding a pine cone November 30, 2022

Olah, a fourth-year Society and Environment major and Master of Forestry student, shares how the Dixie Fire inspired her to pursue a career in forestry.

New Compact Genome Editors Found in Viruses

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 11/29/2022 - 16:48
Scientific illustration of CRISPR-based genome-editing tools in viruses. November 29, 2022

A new study from ESPM and PMB researchers has documented a variety of potential CRISPR-based genome-editing tools in viruses.

Berkeley leads a ‘new era of innovation’ in quantum science, technology research

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 11/29/2022 - 11:52
UC Berkeley professors highlight the research, education, and entrepreneurship currently being conducted that makes Berkeley a leader in quantum science and technology.
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#GIVINGTUESDAY

Department of Integrative Biology - Tue, 11/29/2022 - 09:54

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Patrick Gonzalez to lead Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 11/28/2022 - 09:19
A photo of Patrick Gonzalez measuring the diameter of a tree in Yosemite. November 28, 2022

Gonzalez, an associate adjunct professor in ESPM, brings advanced climate change science capabilities and an international perspective to the Institute.

For female astronomers, pandemic widened publishing’s gender gap

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 11/28/2022 - 08:00
The pandemic had differing effects on the productivity of male vs female astronomers. Both wrote more papers, but women less so, widening a long-standing gender gap in the rate of publication.
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Ph.D. student’s goal: Access to psychedelics for Indigenous peoples

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 11/22/2022 - 09:58
Psychedelic mushrooms changed Marlena Robbins' life
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Tim Bowles recognized for climate change leadership

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 11/21/2022 - 19:46
November 22, 2022

The ESPM professor and Co-Director of the Berkeley Food Institute received the Climate Leadership Award at the 7th California Climate and Agriculture Summit.

Climate change threatens Sierra Nevada stream ecosystems

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 11/21/2022 - 14:31
Sierra Nevada stream surrounded by wilderness November 21, 2022

A team of University of California scientists found that high-mountain streams may be more vulnerable to droughts and heatwaves than previously thought.

The Fall 2022 Transcript newsletter is here!

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Mon, 11/21/2022 - 14:18

Mammalian cells overexpressing fluorescently labeled proteins (Aaron Joiner)Learn about MCB's exciting research, new faculty, plant-based egg entrepreneurship, phixing physiology, and much more...

Read the Fall 2022 MCB Transcript here.

Collective action and cooperation among users of common-pool resources

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 11/21/2022 - 12:25
fishing nets on docked seaside boats November 21, 2022

A new study co-authored by Paolo D’Odorico assesses how shared goals and information on resource levels can encourage cooperation and reduce resource depletion.

Finding solutions for living on Mars — and a rapidly changing Earth

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 11/18/2022 - 13:07
Prof Adam Arkin and the Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space are leading efforts to create zero-waste biomanufacturing systems in “Mars-like conditions”, for human futures on other worlds and our own.
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Rijo-Ferreira receives 2022 STAT Wunderkind

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 18:20

Rijo-FerreiraFilipa Rijo-Ferreira, Assistant Professor (Affiliated) of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, was chosen as one of the 2022 STAT Wunderkinds. She was selected among hundreds of nominations for her innovative research. Read more... 

Rijo-Ferreira receives 2022 STAT Wunderkind

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 18:20

Rijo-FerreiraFilipa Rijo-Ferreira, Assistant Professor (Affiliated) of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, was chosen as one of the 2022 STAT Wunderkinds. She was selected among hundreds of nominations for her innovative research. Read more... 

Building an extraterrestrial ‘starter kit’ for a future on Mars

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 11/15/2022 - 09:53
At Berkeley’s Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES), scientists are creating plants and microbes that could one day provide sustenance to humans exploring the final frontier
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Agriculture and the Social Cost of Carbon

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 11/14/2022 - 14:13
aerial photo of milling truck on field harvesting crops November 14, 2022

ARE professor Maximilian Auffhammer breaks down how a new major study on global climate damages shows significant impacts to agriculture.

Yartsev wins Neuroscience Young Investigator Award:

Department of Bioengineering - Sun, 11/13/2022 - 10:00
Congratulations Professor Michael Yartsev, named the 2022 Young Investigator awardee from the Society for Neuroscience! The Young Investigator Award recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who leads an independent research group, and recognizes Yartsev for his groundbreaking work understanding the neural complexity of free-flying fruit bats.
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Psychedelic guides trained in first-ever UC Berkeley program

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 13:48
Twenty-four advanced professionals — including doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and chaplains — are learning to be skilled psychedelic facilitators in research and therapeutic settings
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