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When targeting cancer genes, Berkeley scientists zero in on the 1 percent

July 28, 2016

Most cancer drugs are designed to halt cell growth, the hallmark of cancer, and one popular target is the pathway that controls the production of a cell’s thousands of proteins. UC Berkeley researchers have now found a promising new drug target within that pathway that is appealing, in part, because it appears to control production of only a few percent of the body’s many proteins, those critical to regulating the growth and proliferation of cells.

L&S File Server Platform Migration 8/11/16 at 6:30 PM

July 27, 2016
IST is revamping the server infrastructure underpinning our departmental shared drives. This will cause a brief downtime of up to 3 hours when the L&S data is migrated. The change is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 8/11 at 6:30 PM. Please let us know if this will cause any problems by emailing lsit@berkeley.edu.

LSIT Moving to ServiceNow Thursday 7/28/16 9 AM

July 27, 2016
Effective this Thursday, July 28, around 9 AM, LSIT will move from Footprints to UC Berkeley’s instance of ServiceNow for Incident Tickets and Basic Service Requests.

Berkeley biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history

July 22, 2016

A new comparison of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps (our closest ancestor), bonobos and gorillas shows that the evolution of two of the major families of bacteria in these apes’ guts exactly parallels the evolution of their hosts.

Berkeley Scientists map out how the Zika virus gets into the developing fetus

July 22, 2016

UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley researchers have mapped out how the Zika virus infects the developing fetus, and have found an antibiotic that blocks these routes of infection, at least in human tissue culture and placental explants.

Berkeley Scientists looking for invisible dark matter can’t find any

July 22, 2016

Scientists have come up empty-handed in their latest effort to find elusive dark matter, the plentiful stuff that helps galaxies like ours form.

Stars ignite in new supercomputer simulation created by Berkeley astrophysicist

July 12, 2016

The video simulation covers 700,000 years, and is based on computer code created by UC Berkeley astrophysicist Richard Klein to capture the effects of radiation, magnetic fields, gravity and other physical phenomena and paint a realistic portrait of star formation.

Paleontologists link changes in primate teeth to rise of monkeys

July 12, 2016

UC Berkeley paleontologists have identified distinctive features of primate teeth that allow them to track the evolution of our ape and monkey ancestors, shedding light on a mysterious increase in monkey species that occurred during a period of climate change 8 million years ago.

Biologists discover how weird pupils let octopuses see their colorful gardens

July 7, 2016

Octopuses, squid and other cephalopods are colorblind – their eyes see only black and white – but their weirdly shaped pupils may allow them to detect color and mimic the colors of their background, according to a father/son team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University.

Physics major clinches spot on Olympic swim team

July 7, 2016

Josh Prenot is the latest Cal Bear to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio after breaking the national record for the 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, Nebraska.