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Streets receives CZI Science Diversity Leadership Award

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:59
Aaron Streets has been named to the inaugural class of Science Diversity Leadership Award winners, a new partnership between the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The program aims to recognize and further the leadership of excellent biomedical researchers who — through their outreach, mentoring, teaching, and leadership — have a record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their scientific fields.
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Like the Borg of Star Trek, these ‘aliens’ assimilate DNA from other microbes

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:12
Newly discovered chunks of DNA may help archaea remove methane from soils, and could one day help reduce atmospheric levels of this potent greenhouse gas.
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How old is Yosemite Valley?

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 08:30
The age of Yosemite Valley has been hard to pin down. UC Berkeley geologists now say it's younger than we thought, with most of it carved out over the past 5 to 10 million years.
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Aaron Streets named to Brilliant 10

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 10:35
Professor Aaron Streets has been named to Popular Science’s Brilliant 10, a list honoring trailblazing early-career scientists and engineers who are tackling pressing challenges with innovative solutions. Streets is bioengineering's Vice-Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Faculty Director of the BioEngineering Scholars Program, and a talented researcher who combines mathematics, physics and engineering to develop novel tools for precision measurement of biological systems.
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Attend the Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 10/13/2022 - 10:06

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Register here to attend our Integrative Biology PhD Program Info Session at the UC Berkeley Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair. Our info session will be October 18, 2022 from 2-3pm PST. Attendance is totally free!

 

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Drought, extreme heat are driving Valley fever’s rise in California

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 10/07/2022 - 10:15
A new study links changing climate conditions to the recent surge in cases of coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever
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Age vs. genetics: Which is more important for how you age?

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 10/07/2022 - 08:32
A new UC Berkeley study suggests that in many cases, age plays a more important role than genetics in determining which genes in our bodies are turned on or off, influencing our susceptibility to disease.
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Why some countries are leading the shift to green energy

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 11:00
As governments race to limit greenhouse gas emissions, a new study reveals the political factors that impact how countries respond to energy challenges
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Chemistry Nobelist Carolyn Bertozzi’s years at UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 10/05/2022 - 12:45
Bertozzi, who shared the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, received her Ph.D. from Berkeley. She later became a professor in the College of Chemistry, where she conducting her seminal work.
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Physics Nobel recognizes Berkeley experiment on ‘spooky action at a distance’

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 07:37
In 1972, the late Stuart Freedman and John Clauser showed that the predictions of quantum mechanics are real. Clauser shared the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work.
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Process converts polyethylene bags, plastics to polymer building blocks

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/29/2022 - 11:00
Using a variety of catalysts, the process disassembles the plastic polymer to produce propylene molecules, the building blocks of polypropylene plastics
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Congratulations 2023 Siebel Scholars

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 11:32
Five Bioengineering PhD students have been named Siebel Scholars of the class of 2023: Jordan Baker, Kelsey Gray DeFrates, Juan Eduardo Hurtado, Gabriela Lomeli, and Connor Tsuchida. The Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes top students at the world’s leading graduate schools of bioengineering, business, computer science and energy science.
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New institute uses chemistry, machine learning to tackle climate change

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 09:00
The Bakar Institute of Digital Materials for the Planet (BIDMaP) will bring together top machine learning and chemistry researchers to develop new materials for capturing carbon dioxide
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Study finds potentially dangerous levels of arsenic in prison drinking water

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 06:00
A new analysis of water quality data from California’s Kern Valley State Prison and neighboring rural communities found water safety issues on both sides of prison walls
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Bringing arsenic-safe drinking water to rural California

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 06:00
UC Berkeley engineers have created a simple and low-cost new arsenic treatment system to help low-income communities access safer water
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Peter H Sudmant Joins the 2022 Vallee Scholars!

Department of Integrative Biology - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 12:11

The Vallee Foundation is delighted to announce the six 2022 Vallee Scholars. The Vallee Scholar program continues to provide unrestricted funding for national and international early career researchers at a critical stage in their tenure-track careers.

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Peter H Sudmant Joins the 2022 Vallee Scholars!

Department of Integrative Biology - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 12:11

The Vallee Foundation is delighted to announce the six 2022 Vallee Scholars. The Vallee Scholar program continues to provide unrestricted funding for national and international early career researchers at a critical stage in their tenure-track careers.

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