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CRISPR scissors, Cas12a, enables cutting-edge diagnostics

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:00:27 +0000

New DETECTR system analyzes cells, blood, saliva, urine and stool to detect genetic mutations, cancer and antibiotic resistance and diagnose bacterial and viral infections



Questions to make you fall in love, again

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:54:54 +0000

Podcast shows that intimate conversations rekindle romance in longtime couples



Computer vision to protect patients — and budgets

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:45:26 +0000

UC Berkeley professor Alexandre Bayen and Ph.D. student Pulkit Agrawal have developed a computer vision-based system to help memory care centers monitor patient falls and to reduce them where possible



New podcast lays out path to happiness with no shortcuts

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:47:19 +0000

Human 'guinea pigs' try out research-tested strategies for a joyous, meaningful life.



Super-resolution microscopy reveals fine detail of cellular mesh

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:35:34 +0000

Super-resolution microscopy reveals fine detail of cellular mesh underlying membrane



At Davos, psychologist explains machismo that gave rise to #MeToo

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:20:36 +0000

Expert on gender power dynamics provides male perspective at World Economic Forum



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