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ESPM Professor Scott Stephens appointed to federal wildfire commission

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 07/08/2022 - 15:57
July 08, 2022

Stephens, a professor of fire science and ecology and co-director of Berkeley Forests, will advise federal efforts to better prevent, mitigate, suppress, and manage wildland fires.

Berkeley scientists uncover the ‘romantic journey’ of plant reproduction

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 07/08/2022 - 14:32
A new study documents the molecular processes that allow plants to communicate during fertilization
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A race to converse with, and save, the ocean’s brainiest eco-predators

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 07/07/2022 - 14:17
Berkeley researchers are attempting to decipher the Morse code-like communications of the mighty sperm whale
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How Agricultural Power Structures Inform Rural Responses to Climate Change

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 07/07/2022 - 13:31
July 07, 2022

ESPM PhD candidate Margiana Petersen-Rockney speaks with the Daily Yonder about how climate change messaging–or the lack thereof–by farm service providers affects rural communities.

Professor Dennis Baldocchi awarded international water prize

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 07/07/2022 - 12:45
July 07, 2022

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water recognizes cutting-edge innovation in water research.

Fisher named 2022 Klingenstein-Simons Fellow

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 07/07/2022 - 08:29

Yvette FisherAssistant Professor of Neurobiology Yvette Fisher was recently named as a recipient of the 2022 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience. This award, from Klingenstein Philanthropies, supports early career investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Read more...

Multi-layered strategies needed to protect public health from oil and gas drilling impacts

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 07/06/2022 - 11:31
July 06, 2022

Rachel Morello-Frosch is senior author on a commentary out today in Environmental Research Letters on developing policies to mitigate the impact of gas and oil production.

Extreme temperatures linked to increased mortality in Latin America

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 07/05/2022 - 14:44
July 05, 2022

ESPM Professor Iryna Dronova co-authored the multidisciplinary study published in Nature Medicine.

Two Rausser College graduate students named 2022 Switzer Fellows

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 07/05/2022 - 14:19
July 05, 2022

ERG’s Chelsi Sparti and ESPM’s Leslie “Leke” Hutchins receive support for their work to drive positive environmental change.

Overcrowding, old buildings fueled COVID in California prisons, says new report

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 07/05/2022 - 08:00
Despite "extraordinary" efforts to control the surge, more than 50,000 inmates and staff were infected, UCSF and Berkeley researchers reported.
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Bacteria for Blastoff: Using Microbes to Make Supercharged New Rocket Fuel

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 21:26
New research led by Professor Jay Keasling took inspiration from an extraordinary antifungal molecule made by Streptomyces bacteria to develop a totally new type of fuel that has projected energy density greater than the most advanced heavy-duty fuels used today, including the rocket fuels used by NASA.
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Streets and Yartsev promoted to Associate Professor

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 21:09
Congratulations to new Associate Professors Aaron Streets and Michael Yartsev, granted tenure effective July 1, 2022!
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Head-Gordon Pursuing AI-driven Drug Discovery at New NIH Center

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 20:42
Professor Teresa Head-Gordon will continue the machine learning COVID-19 research spurred by a 2020 Digital Transformation Institute grant, with the Midwest Antiviral Drug Discovery Center for Pathogens of Pandemic Concern, one of nine new centers announced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on May 18, 2022.
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Lishko honored as one of 2022's Great Immigrants

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 10:53

Polina LishkoAssociate Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, Polina Lishko, was honored as one of the 2022 Great Immigrants by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This award celebrates the contributions of immigrants to American life whose actions have enriched and strengthened our society and our democracy. Read more...

Schaffer named Executive Director of QB3

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 14:13
David Schaffer, PhD, a University of California, Berkeley professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, bioengineering, and molecular and cell biology, who holds over 50 patents and whose research has spawned eight companies to commercialize stem cell and gene therapies, has been appointed the next executive director of QB3.
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What will electrification cost the distribution system?

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 14:01
June 28, 2022

ARE Professor Meredith Fowlie breaks down new ERG research that examines one potential cost of moving toward an increasingly electrified, clean-energy future.

Can CRISPR help us deal with climate change?

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 10:18
A researcher examining leaves of rice plants in a lab June 28, 2022

Rausser College researchers lead groundbreaking research on how CRISPR can help plants thrive in a changing climate and sequester carbon in the soil to draw down greenhouse gases and reduce methane emission.

In 10 years, CRISPR transformed medicine. Can it now help us deal with climate change?

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 09:00
Researchers say CRISPR edited crops could withstand the extreme impacts of climate change, reduce methane emissions, and help extract and sequester more carbon from the atmosphere
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