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Two-step process leads to cell immortalization and cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:53:15 +0000

Research provides clearer view of the role telomere length and telomerase play in cell immortalization



Better student nutrition by design

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:00:03 +0000

Students in a summer academy used newly acquired design and fabrication skills to meet special campus community needs



Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers’ children

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:24:14 +0000

New study finds that elemental sulfur is linked to reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from farms that use the pesticide



Biomedical startups featured in the New York Times

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:07:40 +0000




Feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:00:40 +0000

Embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, psychologists find



People with mental illness reoffend less if on specialty probation

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:00:03 +0000

Study finds that treatment-oriented probation sharply reduces repeat arrests.



Aug. 16-17 CRISPRcon to focus on societal issues of gene editing

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:00:02 +0000

Conference will draw farmers, doctors, patients, environmentalists, consumers, nonprofits, community leaders as well as scientists for a broad-ranging discussion



Climate change causing suicides in India as crops fail

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:00:07 +0000

Most of the world's suicides happen in developing countries, and until now, there's been little hard evidence to help understand why



UC files appeal to revive CRISPR patent interference

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:00:33 +0000

The University of California yesterday filed its opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., in support of its appeal of the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s



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