News

April 10, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth.

But does that mean older people just need less sleep?

The nuisances that keep us up at night as we age leave us more vulnerable to mental and physical ailments.

April 4, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

7:00 a.m. The little one wants oatmeal. The big one wants cereal. I just want coffee. I feed the kids, unload the dishwasher, assemble lunches and backpacks and sweaters and water bottles, brush teeth and hair. I am an octopus, all limbs in motion. Is that letter of reference due today?

See eight graduate student semi-finalists (including 4 from L&S) compete to be the Berkeley Champion!

March 30, 2017

A new PBS Nature documentary explores the impact of climate change on Yosemite National Park, and features two UC Berkeley biologists who climb to the tops of giant sequoias to understand what the future holds for these ancient trees.

Professor Nipam Patel is working on different ways to generate color in a lab setting. Research on colorful phenomena has inspired many technologies, from sensors to drug treatments, and has provided a glimpse into nature’s inner workings, from evolution to quantum physics.

March 28, 2017

The Scientist

The European Patent Office will grant patent rights over the use of CRISPR in all cell types to a University of California team, contrasting with a recent decision in the U.S.

California Magazine
Five Questions for Professor David Presti, who teaches the popular L&S Discovery Course Drugs and the Brain

March 23, 2017

In a paper appearing today in the journal PLOS Biology, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development report finding a small molecule that was able to block the production of a specific protein involved in LDL (low-density lipoprotein) turnover by stalling only the ribosome that produces that protein.

March 22, 2017

Hawaii’s unique animal and plant diversity has been declining on all but the Big Island for millions of years, long before humans arrived, according to a new analysis of species diversity on the islands by University of California, Berkeley, evolutionary biologists.

The why, what, and how of making diverse learning communities effective for all. 

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March 21, 2017

Michael Manga named a 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award recipient.

March 20, 2017

East Bay Times

Arturo Fernandez, a Berkeley alum, is leading the Pittsburg Sanctuary Organizing Committee currently working  to make Pittsburg a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

March 16, 2017

Berkeleyside

This week, Diamond, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor of integrative biology and the first woman to earn a PhD in anatomy at Cal, is being honored by the Berkeley City Council, which is designating March 14 as Marian Diamond Day.

March 13, 2017

University of California President Janet Napolitano today announced that she has selected Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley’s interim executive vice chancellor and provost and the former president of Smith College, as her choice to become the campus’s next chancellor, the first woman to serve in the role.

March 12, 2017

The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal profiles alum and Alpine Data co-founder Steven Hillion.

March 7, 2017

A radio telescope array being built in South Africa to explore the period after stars first formed in the early universe has received $5.8 million in new funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

February 28, 2017

Nipam Patel started collecting butterflies when he was 8. Now an evolutionary and developmental biologist at UC Berkeley, Patel and his team are using innovative techniques to try to figure out something that’s fascinated but eluded scientists for years: How butterflies develop their extraordinary colors and patterns.

February 23, 2017

Five young UC Berkeley faculty members (two within the College of Letters & Science) have been awarded 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships, coveted grants for scientists and scholars at the beginning of their academic careers.

February 21, 2017

Kathy Collins, professor of biophysics, biochemistry, and structural biology is launching a startup called KarnaTeq to develop and market a technology to increase the diagnostic power of scalpel-free biopsy. 

February 16, 2017

Through a new website called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, anyone can now help search for objects far beyond the orbit of our farthest planet, Neptune, by viewing brief “flipbook” movies made from images captured by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. A faint spot seen moving through background stars might be a new and distant planet orbiting the sun or a nearby brown dwarf.