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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

Brain’s hippocampus helps fill in the blanks of language

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:00:48 +0000

Researchers find that language and memory are intimately linked, particularly when we hear fill-in-the-blank sentences

Berkeley-Haas looks at the red-hot cannabis industry

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:01:11 +0000

As more states consider legalizing marijuana, and legal sales soar, Berkeley-Haas is set to publish one of the first business school case studies on a cannabis enterprise

Can some types of fat protect us from brain disease?

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:00:24 +0000

A newly discovered stress response pathway relies on fat molecules to mediate cellular health

White racism linked to fatal heart disease for blacks and whites

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:00:22 +0000

Study finds that blatantly bigoted communities have health drawbacks

Soda tax linked to drop in sugary beverage drinking in Berkeley

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:00:10 +0000

Study shows 21 percent drop in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

Berkeley-bound scholar rises from the depths of schizophrenia

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:15:55 +0000

Brandon Chuang takes the mental disease he will be studying very personally

CRISPR-Cas9 breaks genes better if you disrupt DNA repair

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:00:44 +0000

Simple trick boosts knockout efficiency up to five fold in human cell lines

The psychology behind the tiny house movement

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:50:09 +0000

Tiny homes broadcast the value a person holds in relation to homes, sustainability and how you’re living your life, says Lindsay Graham, a research specialist at the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design. But they're not for everyone.

Cancer-causing chemical in drinking water traced to fire-fighting foam

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:14:43 +0000

Highly fluorinated compounds from foam have contaminated water supplies for at least 6 million people around military bases, industrial sites

Sprinkling of neural dust opens door to electroceuticals

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:00:04 +0000

Wireless, implantable sensors the size of a grain of sand could have wide use in body monitoring and bioelectronics

Elders use brain networks differently for short-term recall

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 21:45:00 +0000

Older people appear to rely on more connections between brain regions to successfully perform memory tasks.

$19 million to develop biomedical research software

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:23:44 +0000

National Science Foundation awards $19.4 million to Virginia Tech-led software institute

When targeting cancer genes, zero in on the 1 percent

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:17:18 +0000

Discovery of secret door in protein may lead to more targeted cancer drugs

With rise of leukemia in children, $6 million grant funds search for causes

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:00:36 +0000

A UC Berkeley researcher leads a team of scientists discovering environmental exposures linked to childhood leukemia, which is increasing, especially in Latinos

Biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:11:10 +0000

The bacteria in our gut evolved with us and our hominid ancestors, new study shows

How the Zika virus gets into the developing fetus

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:14:11 +0000

Antibiotic found that blocks infection through both placenta and amniotic sac

Changes in primate teeth linked to rise of monkeys

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:00:12 +0000

Discovery of inherited dental trait allows tracking of monkey, ape and human evolution