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Hidden Berkeley: Inside the Lawson mine shaft

Thu., 2017-07-27 09:06am
UC Berkeley’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs was recently given a behind-the-scenes tour of the mine, a rare glimpse at the campus’s mining history — follow along

UC files appeal to revive CRISPR patent interference

Wed., 2017-07-26 08:00am
The University of California yesterday filed its opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., in support of its appeal of the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s

Noise pollution loudest in black neighborhoods, segregated cities

Tue., 2017-07-25 05:00am
The study is the first to examine racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in noise pollution nationally.

Campus ‘confident’ Ben Shapiro event can be accommodated

Thu., 2017-07-20 04:25pm
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., 2017-07-20 11:00am
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

Wed., 2017-07-19 05:00pm
Judge Thelton Henderson is interviewed on Be the Change, a series is 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., 2017-07-19 02:29pm
Berkeley scientists to develop safer and better CRISPR tools and apply them to medicine and mosquito gene drives

Making chicken feathers

Tue., 2017-07-18 12:08pm
The tug of war between skin cells drives the formation of feathers in chickens, and likely hairs and sweat glands in humans

New test distinguishes Zika from similar viral infections

Tue., 2017-07-18 06:00am
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

Sun., 2017-07-16 05:00pm
Fertility preservation and hair electrolysis join a full list of care offered trans students on campus

Institute of Governmental Studies chief: California and IGS offer new models

Thu., 2017-07-13 05:00pm
The new director of UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies sees IGS as a thought leader and a model in a turbulent time.

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

Thu., 2017-07-13 09:00am
Scientists will develop new tools, including light field microscopy and holographic projection, to read and write to the brain

More than just a summer camp: an aspiring nanotechnologist emerges

Wed., 2017-07-12 05:00pm
One summer camp at UC Berkeley opened up new worlds for Savion Green.

Stress worsens effects of toxic chemicals in pregnant women

Wed., 2017-07-12 11:00am
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., 2017-07-12 11:00am
Proteins adapted from viruses could be standard kill switch for CRISPR-Cas9 therapies

Peregrine baby Lux hits window on campus, dies

Tue., 2017-07-11 05:00pm
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

Berkeley’s first African American entomologist retires

Tue., 2017-07-11 03:54pm
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, key to success is in buyers’ feedback

Mon., 2017-07-10 05:00pm
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

Recommendation letters help underrepresented applicants to Berkeley, study shows

Mon., 2017-07-10 05:00pm
A pilot program allowing some freshman applicants to submit letters from teachers or mentors gave a slight boost for underrepresented students