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Scientists reprogram embryonic stem cells to expand their potential

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:00:02 +0000

Releasing molecular brake lets pluripotent stem cells develop into a broader range of cell types, akin to the potential of fertilized eggs

Compact CRISPR systems found in some of world’s smallest microbes

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:00:32 +0000

Berkeley researchers found two compact CRISPR systems, CasX and CasY, nearly doubling the potential tools like CRISPR-Cas9 for genome editing

Turning up the thermostat in tropics shows promise for energy and comfort

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Slightly upping office temperatures and equipping workers with smart fans can save significantly on energy costs while maintaining employee comfort

Pop-outs: How the brain extracts meaning from noise

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:00:29 +0000

After priming, brain rapidly retunes to detect language patterns in formerly unintelligible speech

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.