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Post-war designs inspire student-produced chairs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Contestants worked from one sheet of plywood in the 'Form Follows' chair design competition



Meet the inflammasome: the body’s first defense against bacteria

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:13:30 +0000

Researchers use cryo-EM to obtain detailed picture of how immune system interacts with bacteria to alert our body to infection



A cellphone-based microscope for treating river blindness

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

LoaScope helps spot parasitic worms swimming in a drop of blood



Scientists discover potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 21:00:39 +0000

A major step forward in the effort to combat the second-leading cause of blindness



NSF awards support Berkeley data science institute, national workshops

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:07:28 +0000

National funding recognizes Berkeley's leadership in data science education



$65.5 million from NIH to create brain atlas

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:15:39 +0000

Identifying all types of cells in the mouse brain will lead to similar atlas of human brain



A mosquito’s secret weapon: a light touch and strong wings

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:00:23 +0000

Slow-motion video reveals stealthy takeoffs of blood-laden mosquitoes



Everything you need to know about sleep, but are too tired to ask

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:51:52 +0000

New book says silent sleep-loss epidemic is one of the 21st century's greatest public health challenges



Neuroscience professor awarded prestigious Packard fellowship

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:46 +0000

Michael Yartsev will study bats to investigate how human brains developed language.



Fever in early pregnancy linked to birth defects, animal study shows

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:30:23 +0000

Fever itself, not its cause, alters development of heart and jaw from three to eight weeks pregnancy






$13.4 million to build next-gen MRI brain scanner at UC Berkeley

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:42:44 +0000

With 20 times better resolution, fMRI can zoom in on regions involved in a single function



Schools poll: Californians worry about tougher immigration enforcement, favor less stress on tests

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

California voters reveal a compassionate streak in a new poll on K-12 school issues.



CRISPR-Gold fixes Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutation in mice

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:52:13 +0000

Gold nanoparticles help deliver gene-editing tools inside cells to correct a genetic mutation that causes muscle wasting



How generosity in disasters flows in both directions

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000

“Giving from your own resources, your own reserves, is tied to activation of pleasure circuits of the brain,” says Emiliana Simon-Thomas, science director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. "We’re more like ants than like cats or mountain lions. We succeed through our cooperative endeavors."



Discovery helps engineer more accurate Cas9s for CRISPR editing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:21 +0000

Detailed study of how Cas9 protein domains move when they bind DNA leads to re-engineered Cas9 with fewer off-target effects



Fox squirrels use ‘chunking’ to organize their favorite nuts

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:01:40 +0000

First study to show squirrels using a sophisticated memorizing strategy to sort their bounty



Student-designed medical device wins Fast Company award

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:16:44 +0000

A student project from Berkeley's Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation aims to lower the cost of diagnosing pneumonia



Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:57:09 +0000

Study challenges assumption that most human emotions fall within the categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.


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Bacteria act as aphrodisiac for the closest relatives of animals

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:38:55 +0000

Choanoflagellates seem to take cues from bacteria when choosing their life trajectory