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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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January 8, 2015

LBNL News

Paul AlivisatosBerkeley Lab’s Paul Alivisatos on nanotechnology that enlivens Nanosys’ displays, enhancing the color and saving energy.

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January 1, 2015

ACB 7 News

Ron CohenProfessor of Chemistry Ron Cohen and his team are building and refining sensors that track CO2, also known as carbon dioxide.

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December 10, 2014

The Kavli Foundation

Paul AlivisatosKavli Nanoscience Institute Directors Paul Alivisatos, Paul McEuen, and Nai-Chang Yeh – discuss what makes the nanoscale so important, the field’s grand challenges, safety challenges, and their thoughts on funding, training and the future.

September 9, 2014

NPR

Ten years ago, Robert Waterland got an associate professorship at Baylor College of Medicine and set off to study one of the nation's most pressing health problems: obesity. In particular, he's been trying to figure out the biology behind why children born to obese women are more likely to develop the condition themselves.

February 11, 2013

C&EN

John F. HartwigJohn Hartwig, Henry Rapoport Professor of Chemistry, receives this year’s award “for the creative discovery and insightful development of fundamentally new, broadly utilized, transition-metal-catalyzed reactions of common functional groups and unreactive C–H bonds.”

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January 7, 2013

UC Berkeley News Center

Jennifer DoudnaA simple, precise and inexpensive method for cutting DNA to insert genes into human cells could transform genetic medicine, making routine what now are expensive, complicated and rare procedures for replacing defective genes in order to fix genetic disease or even cure AIDS.