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Breakthrough Prize Symposium to feature world’s top scientists

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:27:58 +0000

Dec. 5 event at UCSF co-sponsored by UC Berkeley, Stanford



It takes less than a second to tell humans from androids

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:00:15 +0000

TV shows may have us fooled, but in real life, our brains make accurate snap judgments about what is real.



Young blood does not reverse aging in old mice, UC Berkeley study finds

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:45:59 +0000

A new study from UC Berkeley argues against the rejuvenating properties of young blood and points to old blood, or molecules within, as driving the aging process.



Study finds wide exposure to environmental toxics in cohort of pregnant women

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:23:32 +0000

First study in the U.S. to measure exposure to 59 toxic chemicals in pregnant women and their newborns



Does your mind jump around, stay on task or get stuck?

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 21:00:51 +0000

Analysis of mind-wandering studies offers new perspective on mental disorders



$1.5 million to study language development, via bats

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:23:46 +0000

Neuroscientist Michael Yartsev will study the neurobiological basis of language learning in the small mammals' brains with the aim of helping crack the mysteries of language disorders.



How Berkeley-Haas helped a surgeon do his job better

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:51:05 +0000

Leadership communications skills, taught at Haas to 25 doctors, nurses and other hospital staff, improved operations in a busy pediatric operating room



Driving mosquito evolution to fight malaria

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:00:01 +0000

Combining insect repellents with insecticides could harness evolution to help fight malarial mosquitoes



Campus marks national Food Day with a week of activities

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:30:16 +0000

Food Day, a national event, is Oct. 24, but at Berkeley, a hub of food-related work, it lasts all week.



Four projects garner $1.7 million from federal BRAIN initiative

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:00:20 +0000

Grants will help develop new imaging and sensing technologies



Genome engineering paves way for sickle cell cure

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:00:43 +0000

Repairing the sickle cell mutation in stem cells holds promise for new treatment



When women are more likely to lie

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:32:28 +0000

Berkeley-Haas story reveals how gender and social pressure drive unethical decisions



UC Berkeley, CDC team up to investigate link between UTI, food poisoning

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:26:16 +0000

CDC awards $560,000 over two years for joint research project



Research gives hope to those with head and facial deformities

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:00:59 +0000

Discovery of stem cell signals could help regenerate bones missing in congenital skull disorders



Donald or Hillary? Why listening to them makes a difference to voters

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 18:31:03 +0000

Does listening to Donald Trump’s or Hillary Clinton’s opinions humanize them to voters more than reading their opinions? A new study by a Berkeley-Haas professor says it does.



New online game invites public to help fight Alzheimer’s

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:20:57 +0000

Help scientists find treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease by playing Stall Catchers.



United Arab Emirates enlists Berkeley on path to happier workers, more positive country

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Berkeley is sharing its expertise with government workers in the Middle East



CRISPR toolbox expanded by protein that cuts RNA in two distinct ways

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:55:51 +0000

New research shows that C2c2 serves both as a guide to specific target RNA molecules and then as a cleaver to destroy RNA.



Chan, Zuckerberg pledge $3B to end diseases ‘within our children’s lifetime’

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:23:10 +0000

Acclaimed biologists, chemists will serve on the science initiative's advisory boards



UC Berkeley to partner in $600M Chan Zuckerberg science ‘Biohub’

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:00:15 +0000

An unprecedented collaboration between the Bay Area's three premier research universities