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August 29, 2016

Terry Rosen giving 2016 Commencement AddressTerry Rosen—alum, donor, commencement speaker and serial biotech entrepreneur—has launched another successful start up.

August 25, 2016

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August 22, 2016

C&EN

Alison NarayanUC Berkeley alumna Alison Narayan wants to turn the enzymes used by cyanobacteria to produce a life-threatening paralysis poison—saxitoxin—into machines that build lifesaving drugs.

August 18, 2016

Berkeley Lab

Omar YaghiMetal-organic frameworks provide a new platform for solving the structure of hard-to-study samples.

UC Berkeley News

CRISPR-Cas9UC Berkeley researchers have now found a way to boost the efficiency with which CRISPR-Cas9 cuts and disables genes up to fivefold, in most types of human cells, making it easler to create and study knockout cell lines and, potentially, disable a mutant gene as a form of human therapy.

August 17, 2016

Rich SaykallyFor a simple compound that is central to almost every aspect of our existence, water remains fiendishly difficult to understand.

August 15, 2016

Graham Fleming. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab.Chemistry professor Graham Fleming has been named an Honorable Foreign Member of the Chemical Society of Japan.

August 9, 2016

UC Berkeley News

FirefightersFire-fighting foam containing highly fluorinated chemicals is contaminating drinking water supplies around many of the nation’s military bases, airports and industrial sites, according to a new study by UC Berkeley and Harvard University researchers.

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August 8, 2016

Charles Harris with Ahmed Zewail (left to right)To appreciate the magnitude of the advance that Zewail introduced to chemistry, one has to ponder the minuteness of the time intervals that he could routinely employ with his special lasers: a femtosecond is a millionth of a billionth of a second. It is one second divided by ten to the power of fifteen.

August 3, 2016

C&EN News

Ahmed ZewailAhmed H. Zewail, recipient of the 1999 Chemistry Nobel Prize, has died. He was 70.

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August 2, 2016

New Scientist

NASA enceladus graphicRich Mathies proposed lab-on-a-chip Enceladus Organic Analyzer can sniff out one organic molecule in a billion others.

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July 29, 2016

UC Berkeley Bioengineering

Teresa Head-GordonThe National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a major award to establish the the Molecular Sciences Software Institute. Teresa Head-Gordon, Chancellor's Professor of Bioengineering, Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, is the lead scientist at UC Berkeley.

July 28, 2016

Tanja Cuk Tanja Cuk, in collaboration with colleagues at LBNL’s Molecular Foundry, is revealing the previously hidden initial catalytic steps of solar-to-fuel conversion on material surfaces.

July 27, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Jamie CateJamie Cate and fellow 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.

July 22, 2016

Landry, Xu

Markita Landry and Ke Xu, two College of Chemistry assistant professors, have won prestigious awards from the Young Investigator Program of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

July 11, 2016

Univ. of Warwick Press Release

Stephen LeoneProf. Stephen Leone will receive an honorary degree from the University of Warwick, UK on July 18, 2016.

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