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Electrical Engineer Puts Sweat Tech to the Test

Sam Emaminejad, assistant professor of electrical engineering at UCLA, has demonstrated that a wearable biosensor can be used in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis,...
Nanowire Lasers

‘Lasers Rewired’: Scientists Find a New Way to Make Nanowire Lasers

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley scientists adapt next-gen solar cell materials for a different purpose
deformed wing virus

Bee epidemic linked to colony trafficking

Just as world travel is contributing to the Zika virus epidemic spreading through Latin America and into North America, so too is world traffic...
fault

Can slow creep along thrust faults help forecast megaquakes?

In Japan and areas like the Pacific Northwest where megathrust earthquakes are common, scientists may be able to better forecast large quakes based on...
ferroelectric

Polar Vortices Observed in Ferroelectric

New State of Matter Holds Promise for Ultracompact Data Storage and Processing
solar

Simplifying Solar Cells with a New Mix of Materials

Berkeley Lab-led Research Team Creates a High-efficiency Device in 7 Steps
CRISPR

Advance improves cutting and pasting with CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing

UC Berkeley researchers have made a major improvement in CRISPR-Cas9 technology that achieves an unprecedented success rate of 60 percent when replacing a short...
bacterium

How to Train Your Bacterium

  Trainers of dogs, horses, and other animal performers take note: a bacterium named Moorella thermoacetica has been induced to perform only a single trick, but it’s...
climate change

Climate change will be an economic disaster for rich and poor

The argument against addressing climate change is often an economic one: We can’t afford disrupting our fossil fuel-driven society. But an analysis by UC Berkeley...
graphene

2D Islands in Graphene Hold Promise for Future Device Fabrication

In what could prove to be a significant advance in the fabrication of graphene-based nanodevices, a team of Berkeley Lab researchers has discovered a...
El Niño

El Niño has effects all the way to the edge of...

The warm El Niño conditions affecting weather around the Pacific Ocean are also affecting conditions in space, according to University of California, Berkeley scientists. El...
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Dire climate forecast inspires upbeat film about solutions for a warmer...

In 2012, UC Berkeley paleontologist Anthony Barnosky and 20 co-authors published a dire paper warning that Earth’s climate is approaching a tipping point that...

‘Connector hubs’ are the champions of brain coordination

  Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. But how do diverse brain networks coordinate well enough to...
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CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing: check three times, cut once

Jennifer Doudna explains how CRISPR-Cas9 works. Roxanne Makasdjian, Stephen McNally video. Two new studies from the UC Berkeley should give scientists who use CRISPR-Cas9 for...

New Clues to How Gatekeeper for the Cell Nucleus Works

Berkeley Lab scientists study the nuclear pore complex, which contributes to many diseases when it malfunctions

Marginal soil can make for good biofuel crops

Switchgrass, a perennial native to the tallgrass prairie, is one of the most promising bioenergy crops in the United States, with potential to provide...

Scientists produce clearest-ever images of enzyme that plays key roles in...

An enzyme called telomerase plays a significant role in aging and most cancers, but until recently many aspects of the enzyme’s structure could not...

UC Berkeley to spearhead $12.3M project to study crop drought tolerance

UC Berkeley is leading a $12.3 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to examine the role of epigenetics in allowing plants to...

How to beat the climate crisis? Start with carrots

To speed up progress in tackling climate change, policymakers need to build political support by investing in clean-energy industries rather than first penalizing polluters,...

Scientists use molecular ‘lock and key’ for potential control of GMOs

UC Berkeley researchers have developed an easy way to put bacteria under a molecular lock and key in order to contain its accidental spread....