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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



Folk contraceptives lead researchers to drugs that block fertilization

Mon, 15 May 2017 19:00:32 +0000

Natural compounds block sperm's power kick, potentially providing new type of emergency contraceptive



Sniffing out stem cell fates in the nose

Thu, 11 May 2017 18:25:42 +0000

Berkeley neuroscientists use new experimental tools and clever statistical analysis to track stem cells as they mature into sensory neurons in the nose



First year of grade school sharpens kids’ attention skills

Wed, 10 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Early schoolgoers more focused than their preschool peers



Pac-Man-like CRISPR enzymes have potential for disease diagnostics

Thu, 04 May 2017 16:00:22 +0000

Researchers find 10 new kinds of Cas13a enzyme which, when activated, indiscriminately chew up all RNA, like in the old Pac-Man arcade game



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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