September 26, 2016
September 6, 2016
Alum Jeremy Baskin finds new home as Cornell professor. (Photo courtesy Shaogeng Tang)
September 1, 2016
August 25, 2016
August 22, 2016
UC 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 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.
Metal-organic frameworks provide a new platform for solving the structure of hard-to-study samples.
August 3, 2016
Ahmed H. Zewail, recipient of the 1999 Chemistry Nobel Prize, has died. He was 70.
August 2, 2016
Rich Mathies proposed lab-on-a-chip Enceladus Organic Analyzer can sniff out one organic molecule in a billion others.
July 27, 2016
Jamie 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
Prof. Stephen Leone will receive an honorary degree from the University of Warwick, UK on July 18, 2016.
June 29, 2016
The 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.
June 24, 2016
To 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
Taiwan'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
June 15, 2016
Hartwig, Clark, and fellow Berkeley Lab scientists replace iron in muscle protein with non-biological metal.
June 7, 2016
Controlled 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.
June 6, 2016
Research by Chris Yang could provide new target for obesity research.