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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."

Discovery helps engineer more accurate Cas9s for CRISPR editing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:21 +0000

Detailed study of how Cas9 protein domains move when they bind DNA leads to re-engineered Cas9 with fewer off-target effects

Fox squirrels use ‘chunking’ to organize their favorite nuts

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:01:40 +0000

First study to show squirrels using a sophisticated memorizing strategy to sort their bounty

Student-designed medical device wins Fast Company award

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:16:44 +0000

A student project from Berkeley's Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation aims to lower the cost of diagnosing pneumonia

Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:57:09 +0000

Study challenges assumption that most human emotions fall within the categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.

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Bacteria act as aphrodisiac for the closest relatives of animals

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:38:55 +0000

Choanoflagellates seem to take cues from bacteria when choosing their life trajectory

Blunting CRISPR’s ‘scissors’ gives insights into autoimmune disorders

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 21:51:56 +0000

Teams led by Jacob Corn of UC Berkeley and Alexander Marson of UCSF use CRISPRa to locate gene activators

More education linked to better cognitive functioning later in life

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:00:56 +0000

New research shows that higher educational attainment is linked to better cognitive performance across all ages.

When given the chance to pay less, patients choose cheaper prescription drugs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:30:10 +0000

A policy called reference pricing can encourage patients to spend less on prescription drugs by choosing cheaper drugs over name brand options.

Two-step process leads to cell immortalization and cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:53:15 +0000

Research provides clearer view of the role telomere length and telomerase play in cell immortalization

Better student nutrition by design

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:00:03 +0000

Students in a summer academy used newly acquired design and fabrication skills to meet special campus community needs

Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers’ children

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:24:14 +0000

New study finds that elemental sulfur is linked to reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from farms that use the pesticide