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Researchers discover how CRISPR proteins find their target

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:00:12 +0000

Cas enzymes that place viral DNA into CRISPR region of bacteria rely on flexibility and shape



Defense department pours $65 million into making CRISPR safer

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:29:53 +0000

Berkeley scientists to develop safer and better CRISPR tools and apply them to medicine and mosquito gene drives



Making chicken feathers

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:08:04 +0000

A tug of war between skin cells drives the formation of feathers in chickens, and likely hair and sweat glands in humans



New test distinguishes Zika from similar viral infections

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:26 +0000

Berkeley scientists have built a new test for Zika virus infections that would enhance both diagnosis and timely treatment of the disease.



$21.6 million funding from DARPA to build window into the brain

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:00:46 +0000

Scientists will develop new tools, including light field microscopy and holographic projection, to read and write to the brain



Stress worsens effects of toxic chemicals in pregnant women

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:00:58 +0000

Evidence is emerging that toxic chemicals and stress are a bad combination for pregnant women



Anti-CRISPR proteins decrease off-target side effects of CRISPR-Cas9

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:00:55 +0000

Proteins adapted from viruses could be standard kill switch for CRISPR-Cas9 therapies



Smelling your food makes you fat

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:00:23 +0000

Mice that lost sense of smell stayed slim on high-fat diet, while littermates ballooned in weight



Hey Siri, an ancient algorithm may help you grasp metaphors

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:50:40 +0000

Understanding the cognitive steps humans take to create and comprehend metaphors may advance artificial intelligence



A mouse’s view of the world, seen through its whiskers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:32:50 +0000

Berkeley neuroscientists reconstruct mouse's spatial map of the world around its head



Dementia patients may die sooner if family caregivers are mentally stressed

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:00:35 +0000

Family members' mental health linked to mortality of their loved ones with neurodegenerative diseases



New gene-editing technique could drive out mosquito-borne disease

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:00:10 +0000

CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology can insert and spread genes designed to suppress wild insects, new study shows



Poll: Californians support health coverage for mental health

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:41:42 +0000

Democrats and Republicans alike support mental health and substance use coverage in federal health insurance, which is being rewritten in Congress



New IGS poll: A majority of Californians worry about ACA repeal

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:29:56 +0000

More than half — 56 percent — fear that they or a family member could lose their health insurance coverage



Golden State Warriors a case study in ‘greater good’

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:27:45 +0000

Team's culture embodies joy, mindfulness, compassion and competition, researchers say.



Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3D vision

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:00:14 +0000

The stereoscopic vision of seamstresses is superior to that of surgeons, researchers find



Viral infections decrease muscle health, cause other collateral damage

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:39:43 +0000

The intensity of a key cell-signaling pathway linked to healing and health of skeletal muscle and bone, mental well-being and prevention of obesity is diminished



Puberty hormones trigger changes in youthful learning

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:00:12 +0000

Brain study of mice has broad implications for the health and education of young girls



Study shows preschool benefits middle-class kids, with biggest boost for black youngsters

Tue, 30 May 2017 13:32:31 +0000

UC Berkeley research shows preschool programs based on oral language, pre-literacy and math skills can boost early learning for the average child nationwide, with the biggest benefits for black youth



Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reason

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:23:47 +0000

Psychologists find examples of conscientiousness, such as working hard, paying attention to detail and striving to do the right thing, throughout the animal kingdom