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Last Build Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:19 +0000


Amid flu epidemic, more bad news about its spread

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:52:16 +0000

Just talking or breathing can transmit the virus, new study shows

Moms, sisters, wives rank among most ‘difficult’ kin

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:00:14 +0000

Close female relatives may be disproportionately viewed as annoying because of their more active involvement in family lives.

Report on California correctional officers’ suicide risks spurs widespread attention

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

A Berkeley researcher is buoyed by the response to a study of mental health issues facing California's corrections officers.

Research finds social media users actually wind down, not up

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:15:58 +0000

Prize-winning study shows social media isn't doing extreme things to our emotions

Berkeley part of new international Buddhist Studies network

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Berkeley’s Center for Buddhist Studies is part of a new international network of universities that is receiving $4.9 million to advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures

Heart health at risk for Latinas worried about deportation

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:05:34 +0000

Women who were more concerned about deportation had significantly greater waist circumferences and odds of obesity, among other risk factors for cardiovascular disease

What makes us click? Ask an online dating expert

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:06:35 +0000

Tis the season to swipe right, or left, on dating apps

First step toward CRISPR cure of Lou Gehrig’s disease

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:00:43 +0000

Benign virus transports Cas9 gene into mouse motor neurons, delaying onset of ALS symptoms

UC Berkeley psychology research inspires art world’s first ’empathy center’

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 21:34:12 +0000

Partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Art seeks to promote compassion and emotional intelligence

Offbeat brain rhythms during sleep make older adults forget

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:46 +0000

To hit the save button on new memories, slow and speedy brainwaves must sync up at exactly the right moment.

Researchers discover how cells remember infections decades later

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:00:33 +0000

Discovery may help scientists develop better vaccines or better understand differences among diseases.

New course to tap UC Berkeley’s diversity and maker spirit

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:45:17 +0000

HHMI sponsors bioinspired innovation course to help students design their own future

Few California retailers offer pharmacist-prescribed birth control, despite law

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:00:57 +0000

Study finds that just 11 percent of the state’s community-based pharmacies provide contraception services

A research experience to smile about

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:42:27 +0000

Field expeditions to Nepal and El Salvador to research oral health helped one student discover her passion for public health

Post-war designs inspire student-produced chairs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Contestants worked from one sheet of plywood in the 'Form Follows' chair design competition

Meet the inflammasome: the body’s first defense against bacteria

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:13:30 +0000

Researchers use cryo-EM to obtain detailed picture of how immune system interacts with bacteria to alert our body to infection

A cellphone-based microscope for treating river blindness

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

LoaScope helps spot parasitic worms swimming in a drop of blood

Scientists discover potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 21:00:39 +0000

A major step forward in the effort to combat the second-leading cause of blindness

NSF awards support Berkeley data science institute, national workshops

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:07:28 +0000

National funding recognizes Berkeley's leadership in data science education

$65.5 million from NIH to create brain atlas

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:15:39 +0000

Identifying all types of cells in the mouse brain will lead to similar atlas of human brain