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Last Build Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:17:18 +0000


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.

United Arab Emirates enlists Berkeley on path to happier workers, more positive country

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Berkeley is sharing its expertise with government workers in the Middle East

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