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June 19, 2018

Berkeley News

crispr moleculeThe University of California announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,000,772 covering the use of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing with formats that will be particularly useful in developing human therapeutics a

June 18, 2018

Berkeley Lab

 Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)Breakthrough discovery at the Joint BioEnergy Institute could greatly accelerate the pace of science.

June 11, 2018

Mars Mariner mural installed in Pimentel HallA spectacular new mural was installed this week in the lobby of Pimentel Hall at UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry. Celebrating the College’s involvement in NASA’s Mars 6 and Mars 7 Mariner missions, the mural sits across from a copy of the infrared spectrometer that was installed in each of the two satellites.

June 9, 2018

Source: Chemical & Engineering News

New research on copper could lead to better understanding of role in sleep.New research on copper could lead to better understanding of role in sleep.

June 8, 2018

Berkeley News

Markus Kalmutzki, Farhad Fathieh and Eugene Kapustin set up the water harvester. (Stephen McNally photo)A UC Berkeley team headed by Omar Yaghi plopped their newest prototype water harvester into the backyard of a tract home in Arizona and started sucking water out of the air without any power other than sunlight.

June 2, 2018

SF Gate

peregrin falcon chicksUC Berkeley bird lovers, being a class act, decided the names of three peregrine falcon chicks that have taken up residence in a nest atop the landmark Campanile bell tower should be, well, dignified.

May 21, 2018

Promising research that could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologyA team of UC Berkeley researchers has announced promising research could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologies using diamonds and lasers.

May 18, 2018

Carroll County Times

Adrian Davey. Photo Algerina Perna Balitmore SunThe Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC has graduated more than 1,100 mostly African-American students in science and engineering, providing money, academic guidance, research experience, mentoring and a sense of family to underrepresented minorities in a lucrative and highly competitive field. (Photo by Algerina Perna, Balitmore Sun)

Berkeley Lab

Pines Team utilizes powdered diamonds in MRI and NMR machinesTeam led by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers exploits tiny defects in diamonds to pave the way for enhanced biological imaging and drug

May 17, 2018

Berkeley News

C. Judson King and Richard AtkinsonTwo longtime leaders of the University of California — C. Judson King, also a Berkeley professor and administrator who became UC provost, and Richard C.

May 11, 2018

Professors Dean Toste and Birgitta Whaley elected to the Academy of Arts and SciencesProfessors Dean Toste and Birgitta Whaley have been elected this year to the prestigious Academy of Arts and Sciences , which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators.

May 8, 2018

Chemistry faculty named winners of the 2018 Royal Society of Chemistry Awards Chemistry faculty named winners of the 2018 Royal Society of Chemistry Awards.

May 7, 2018

Freja Ekman in the labScientifically gifted, agile and charmingly quirky, Freja Ekman knows firsthand how it feels to win the genetic lottery. But UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior is also painfully aware of how a single gene mutation can drastically alter the trajectory of one’s life.

May 3, 2018

Techwarf/Engadget

Omar YaghiA newly developed sorbent-based alternative has recently shown that it can harvest atmospheric moisture even when the relative humidity drops to around 10 percent.

Chemical & Engineering News

A new thorium-aluminum complex discovered A new thorium-aluminum complex is the first in which an actinide element donates electrons when bonding with a metal.

May 1, 2018

Berkeley News

Kristie BoeringThe National Academy of Sciences has named five new members from UC Berkeley -- Yang Dan, Ehud Isacoff, Umesh Vazirani, Kristie Boering (chemistry) and Michael Manga.

April 30, 2018

Michael Marletta to receive honorary degreeProfessor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, Michael Marletta, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

April 29, 2018

Mammoth Biosciences company announcedThe world is getting closer to using Crispr to detect a disease quickly, accurately, and cheaply thanks to a new company co-launched by Jennifer Doudna.

April 23, 2018