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April 29, 2015

Berkeley Science Review

Balsara and TeranBerkeley start-up hopes to extinguish the danger in lithium-ion batteries

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April 24, 2015

Berkeley Research

David Schaffer. Photo by Peg Skorpinski.David Schaffer harnesses evolution to improve drug delivery.

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April 23, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

American Academy of Arts and Sciences logo College of Chemistry professors Bustamonte, Hartwig and Iglesia have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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April 17, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

Jennifer Doudna. Photo by Cailey Cotner.Time magazine has named Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology, to its 2015 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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April 16, 2015

LBNL News

Peidong Yang, Chris Chang, Michelle Chang. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.Berkeley Lab Researchers perform solar-powered green chemistry with captured CO2.

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April 9, 2015

California Magazine

For the past ten years, Peidong Yang has been trying to make like a tree. Yang researches artificial photosynthesis, a process that mimics a leaf's ability to convert sun, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel. But in his case, the fuel isn't glucose—it's gasoline.

April 7, 2015

LBNL News

Doudna, Taylor, and Nogales. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.Biochemist Jennifer Doudna and biophysicist Eva Nogales led a study that showed how a CRISPR-Cas surveillance complex in the bacterial immune system is able to target specific sites on an RNA molecule for the destruction of invaders.

March 24, 2015

LBNL News

Paul AlivisatosBerkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos today announced his intention to leave his position once a successor can be recruited to lead the Lab. Alivisatos will return to his research and teaching activities as a senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division and as a faculty member on the UC Berkeley campus.

March 23, 2015

NY Times

Jennifer DoudnaWriting in Science magazine, Inventor of CRISPR technique urges effort to explore ethical issues.

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March 11, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

Animation showing effect of carbon dioxide binding to diamines in a metal-organic framework.Jeffrey Long and colleagues have made a major leap forward in carbon-capture technology with a material that can efficiently remove carbon from the ambient air of a submarine as readily as from the polluted emissions of a coal-fired power plant.

March 4, 2015

LBNL News

Jamie Cate and fellow researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast.

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February 27, 2015

LBNL News

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna and James Nuñez led a study that revealed how bacteria “steal” genetic information from foreign invaders for use in their own immunological memory system.

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February 18, 2015

RSC Chemistry World

Berend SmitCBE's Smit and co-workers are screening hundreds of thousands of possible methane storage materials.

February 9, 2015

LBNL News

Two of Blue Current’s three co-founders, Nitash Balsara (left) and Alex Teran. (Photo courtesy Blue Current)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) battery scientist Nitash Balsara has worked for many years trying to find a way to improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries.

February 5, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

Jennifer DoudnaSeveral hundred guests crowded the lobby of the Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences last night (Feb. 4) as the campus celebrated the launch of the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI), a partnership between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers and the biopharmaceutical industry to perfect new gene-editing techniques and apply them to drug development and global health in general.

January 22, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

K. Birgitta WhaleyUC Berkeley scientists have proved a fundamental relationship between energy and time that sets a “quantum speed limit” on processes ranging from quantum computing and tunneling to optical switching.

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January 21, 2015

Huffington Post

Jennifer DoudnaAt international forum, Berkeley professor Jennifer Doudna discusses women in science fields.

January 16, 2015

LBNL News

Naomi GinsbergNaomi Ginsberg and team uncover hidden structures in domain interfaces that hamper performance.

January 15, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

UCB SealA tiny speck of plutonium on the UC Berkeley campus is making news for its connection to a momentous point in history. The sample was created by a team of scientists led by the late Berkeley chemist Glenn Seaborg. The synthesis of plutonium helped Seaborg earn a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1951.

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January 12, 2015

LBNL News

Felix FischerFelix Fischer and team engineers the shape and properties of nanoscale strips of graphene.

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