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With Google’s help, psychologist tackles ‘black troublemaker’ school stereotype

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Empathy intervention combats knee-jerk suspensions, expulsions of African American teens



Walter Alvarez: A geologist ponders the improbability of life

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:18:22 +0000

(image) In his new book, the originator of the theory that a comet or asteroid killed off the dinosaurs discusses the origins of life itself



Fighting for children’s rights in the high-tech fertility age

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Mary Ann Mason, a faculty affiliate of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, discusses ideas from her new book Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child



UC appeals U.S. patent board decision on CRISPR-Cas9

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:30:21 +0000

(image) Appeal asks court to reinstate interference between UC patent application and Broad patent for revolutionary gene-editing technology



Deep sleep may act as fountain of youth in old age

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000

(image) Restorative, sedative-free slumber can ward off mental and physical ailments



In Mexico, nearly half of births to first-time mothers are C-sections

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Insurance providers and birth facilities in Mexico heavily influenced whether or not mother's had cesarean or vaginal births.



European Patent Office to grant UC a broad patent on CRISPR-Cas9

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:15:40 +0000

(image) Patents would cover single-guide CRISPR-Cas9 editing in all cells, including human



In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:00:18 +0000

(image) UC Berkeley bioengineers have made an important step towards liquid biopsy technology



Business-minded scientists with big ideas

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:30:30 +0000

(image) The Innovative Genomics Institute appointed its first Entrepreneurial Fellows to translate and commercialize new CRISPR technologies



New drug strategy: Target ribosome to halt protein production

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:00:46 +0000

(image) LDL-lowering drug selectively stalls ribosome, suggesting other potential drugs that target ribosome



Stressed out by the news? Nature videos will make you happier

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:22:35 +0000

(image) Being out in wild nature has been shown to reduce stress and lift our spirits. But does watching nature documentaries have a similar effect? A study from UC Berkeley and BBC Earth suggests so.



Does lactate, the bane of athletes, help drive cancer?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Exercise experts argue that lactate or lactic acid may fuel cancer cells



Oral delivery system could make vaccinations needle-free

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:00:43 +0000

(image) New technology developed at UC Berkeley could one day let patients give themselves vaccinations by holding a pill-sized capsule called a MucoJet inside their mouth and jet-releasing a stream of vaccine, removing the need for injections



Tracking your body, moment to moment

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:11:20 +0000

(image) A Cory Hall lab has been converted into a high-tech mini-fitness center where researchers track metabolic changes second by second in a substance any good workout produces: sweat.



Trans and gender-fluid teens left with few ‘safe harbors’

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:00:56 +0000

(image) New research finds that they face up to three times more abuse at school and at home than their gender-conforming peers



Trading in the scalpel for a sharper blade

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:56:32 +0000

(image) Bakar Fellow Kathy Collins, professor of biophysics, biochemistry and structural biology, is working develop and market a technology to increase the diagnostic power of non-surgical biopsies



Decision clears way for UC Berkeley patent on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:24:39 +0000

(image) The ruling says that the inventions claimed in the pending U.S. patent application filed by the Doudna/Charpentier research group and those filed by the Broad Institute are separately patentable, moving the Doudna/Charpentier group’s application closer to issuance as a U.S. patent.



Is it love? Scientists talk romance on Facebook Live

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:43:42 +0000

(image) For Valentine's Day, UC Berkeley psychologists and neuroscientists Robert Levenson, Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Arthur Aron talked about the differences between attraction, early-relationship passion and enduring love.



CZ Biohub awards nearly $14.5 million to Berkeley researchers

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:00:28 +0000

(image) CZ Biohub Investigators will focus on new tools to accelerate the pace of biomedical discovery



Bakar Fellow: Aiding cells’ strategy to survive

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:51:48 +0000

(image) Research by biochemist James Hurley, professor of molecular and cell biology and a Bakar Fellow, is developing a new drug to boost the natural process that sweeps away debris leftover from cells’ metabolic work, which could otherwise threaten their survival.