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Offbeat brain rhythms during sleep make older adults forget

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:46 +0000

To hit the save button on new memories, slow and speedy brainwaves must sync up at exactly the right moment.



Researchers discover how cells remember infections decades later

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:00:33 +0000

Discovery may help scientists develop better vaccines or better understand differences among diseases.



New course to tap UC Berkeley’s diversity and maker spirit

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:45:17 +0000

HHMI sponsors bioinspired innovation course to help students design their own future



Few California retailers offer pharmacist-prescribed birth control, despite law

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:00:57 +0000

Study finds that just 11 percent of the state’s community-based pharmacies provide contraception services



A research experience to smile about

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:42:27 +0000

Field expeditions to Nepal and El Salvador to research oral health helped one student discover her passion for public health



Post-war designs inspire student-produced chairs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Contestants worked from one sheet of plywood in the 'Form Follows' chair design competition



Meet the inflammasome: the body’s first defense against bacteria

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:13:30 +0000

Researchers use cryo-EM to obtain detailed picture of how immune system interacts with bacteria to alert our body to infection



A cellphone-based microscope for treating river blindness

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

LoaScope helps spot parasitic worms swimming in a drop of blood



Scientists discover potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 21:00:39 +0000

A major step forward in the effort to combat the second-leading cause of blindness



NSF awards support Berkeley data science institute, national workshops

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:07:28 +0000

National funding recognizes Berkeley's leadership in data science education



$65.5 million from NIH to create brain atlas

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:15:39 +0000

Identifying all types of cells in the mouse brain will lead to similar atlas of human brain



A mosquito’s secret weapon: a light touch and strong wings

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:00:23 +0000

Slow-motion video reveals stealthy takeoffs of blood-laden mosquitoes



Everything you need to know about sleep, but are too tired to ask

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:51:52 +0000

New book says silent sleep-loss epidemic is one of the 21st century's greatest public health challenges



Neuroscience professor awarded prestigious Packard fellowship

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:46 +0000

Michael Yartsev will study bats to investigate how human brains developed language.



Fever in early pregnancy linked to birth defects, animal study shows

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:30:23 +0000

Fever itself, not its cause, alters development of heart and jaw from three to eight weeks pregnancy






$13.4 million to build next-gen MRI brain scanner at UC Berkeley

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:42:44 +0000

With 20 times better resolution, fMRI can zoom in on regions involved in a single function



Schools poll: Californians worry about tougher immigration enforcement, favor less stress on tests

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

California voters reveal a compassionate streak in a new poll on K-12 school issues.



CRISPR-Gold fixes Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutation in mice

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:52:13 +0000

Gold nanoparticles help deliver gene-editing tools inside cells to correct a genetic mutation that causes muscle wasting



How generosity in disasters flows in both directions

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000

“Giving from your own resources, your own reserves, is tied to activation of pleasure circuits of the brain,” says Emiliana Simon-Thomas, science director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. "We’re more like ants than like cats or mountain lions. We succeed through our cooperative endeavors."