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Campus ‘confident’ Ben Shapiro event can be accommodated

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:25:12 +0000

UC Berkeley officials said today they are confident they will be able to accommodate a request for conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to speak on campus on Sept. 14.

Researchers discover how CRISPR proteins find their target

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:00:12 +0000

Cas enzymes that place viral DNA into CRISPR region of bacteria rely on flexibility and shape

In new Berkeley Law podcast, activists testify to living for social justice

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Judge Thelton Henderson is interviewed on Be the Change, a series created and hosted by Savala Trepczynski, the executive director of the center that bears his name

Defense department pours $65 million into making CRISPR safer

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:29:53 +0000

Berkeley scientists to develop safer and better CRISPR tools and apply them to medicine and mosquito gene drives

Making chicken feathers

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:08:04 +0000

A tug of war between skin cells drives the formation of feathers in chickens, and likely hair and sweat glands in humans

New test distinguishes Zika from similar viral infections

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:26 +0000

Berkeley scientists have built a new test for Zika virus infections that would enhance both diagnosis and timely treatment of the disease.

A pioneer in LGBTQ care, Tang takes two steps forward for transgender students

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Fertility preservation and hair electrolysis join a full list of care offered trans students on campus

New IGS chief: California will model a new approach for the nation

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Lisa Garcia Bedolla also sees UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies as a thought leader in a turbulent time

An aspiring nanotechnologist emerges from summer camp

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Family 1st Architecture Camp, for middle-schoolers, opened up new worlds for Savion Green. Now, he's working to save the world

$21.6 million funding from DARPA to build window into the brain

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:00:46 +0000

Scientists will develop new tools, including light field microscopy and holographic projection, to read and write to the brain

Stress worsens effects of toxic chemicals in pregnant women

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:00:58 +0000

Evidence is emerging that toxic chemicals and stress are a bad combination for pregnant women

Anti-CRISPR proteins decrease off-target side effects of CRISPR-Cas9

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:00:55 +0000

Proteins adapted from viruses could be standard kill switch for CRISPR-Cas9 therapies

Baby peregrine falcon Lux hits window on campus, dies

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Fledgling peregrine falcon Lux, one of two chicks born on UC Berkeley’s Campanile in May, died yesterday after flying into a window on the 10th floor of Evans Hall on campus

Recommendation letters help underrepresented applicants to Berkeley, study shows

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A pilot program allowing some freshman applicants to submit letters from teachers or mentors gave a slight boost for underrepresented students

Exhibit opens: Migrants riding La Bestia up through Mexico

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Center for Latin American Studies showcases art depicting the dangerous train carrying Central Americans north toward the U.S.

Berkeley’s first African American entomologist retires

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 22:54:31 +0000

Creator of Villa Termiti, which was a home for termites and then other infesting insects, Vernard Lewis leaves Berkeley after 35-year career

For Berkeley entrepreneurs, success means leaving the classroom

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The regional I-Corps program, a collaboration among UC Berkeley, UCSF and Stanford, teaches entrepreneurs from STEM disciplines to take a hard look at their ideas and turn them into products with high market potential

Berkeley ranks 4th in U.S. for delivering value

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:53:22 +0000

When it comes to colleges that give students the most for their money, UC Berkeley ranks fourth among 711 schools evaluated nationwide by Money magazine, up one step from last year's fifth-place showing

Berkeley-Haas Dean Rich Lyons to step down

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:55:41 +0000

A search has begun for his successor; Lyon plans to return to the faculty next summer