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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

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.

Berkeley Lab

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

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 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 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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June 29, 2016

Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaThe cancer moonshot aims to end cancer as it is known today. One of the key discoveries in that effort is CRISPR/Cas9 pioneered by Jennifer Doudna.

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June 24, 2016

Berkeley Science Review

LiposomeTo help cancer drugs access tumors, Ting Xu and collaborators are making tiny particles called nanocarriers that protect the drugs during their journey to the tumor. Read the article.

June 20, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaTaiwan's top science award, the Tang Prize, has gone to two UC Berkeley scientists well-known in the fields of biochemistry and physics: Jennifer Doudna, for her invention of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, and Arthur Rosenfeld, often called the "godfather of energy efficiency."

June 16, 2016

BEAM magnetic speaker project Bernardo Gouveia of Berkeley Engineers and Mentors (BEAM) discusses BEAM's recent Zipcar 2016 “Students with Drive” award.

June 15, 2016

Berkeley Lab

John F. HartwigHartwig, Clark, and fellow Berkeley Lab scientists replace iron in muscle protein with non-biological metal.

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June 7, 2016

ACS Central Science

Doug ClarkControlled self-assembly of proteins is being exploited in the emerging field of protein nanotechnology to create nanoscale structures. Simple protein subunits assembled into complex designs give rise to functional materials and devices.

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June 6, 2016

Berkeley Lab

Chris ChangResearch by Chris Yang could provide new target for obesity research.

May 27, 2016

UC Berkeley News

DNA helixBerkeley scientists have developed a quicker and more efficient method to alter the genes of mice with CRISPR-Cas9.  The work benefited from input from Professor Jennifer Doudna.

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