Move objects with your mind, become invisible, learn about teleportation, and even meet a robot or two! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present. Experience hands-on and full-body activities as you discover that teleportation, holograms, and cyborgs are not just science fiction. More>
Researchers — including physical bioscientist David Schaffer — have discovered that a small-molecule drug simultaneously perks up old stem cells in the brains and muscles of mice, a finding that could lead to drug interventions for humans that would make aging tissues throughout the body act young again. More>
Those who commute to and from work around the campus should be aware of additional car and pedestrian traffic created by the various department ceremonies, which continue through May 24. The main commencement event takes place on Saturday, May 16, in Memorial Stadium at 10 a.m. More>
In battling Alzheimer’s, researchers — including Berkeley Lab’s William Jagust — have been limited to a single snapshot of the brain provided by an autopsy. The course and chronology of the damage are still up for grabs. But the ability to peer into the brains of people struggling with Alzheimer’s as well as seniors free of its grip is increasing. More>
A team led by physical bioscientist Daniel Fletcher has developed a new smartphone microscope called CellScope Loa, which uses video to detect and analyze parasitic worm infections in blood. The tool could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world. More>
Rather than trying to quiet the body’s defenses against viruses, physical bioscientist David Schaffer has favored a kind of “intelligent design” approach to modify the virus. Known as directed evolution, the strategy uses genetic engineering to find variations in the virus that will allow it to effectively deliver drugs to target cells. More>
On April 18 JBEI volunteers participated at Cal Day, UC Berkeley’s annual open house. Hosted by UC Berkeley’s Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, JBEI promoted bioenergy topics as well as internships and employment opportunities.
Our lands provide food and resources in addition to acting as a carbon sink, making them one of the most important pieces of the climate change puzzle. The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative is hosting a roundtable on this topic on Friday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Go here for more information and to register.
The campus’s annual open house features 300 lectures (several by Berkeley Lab researchers), demonstrations, tours, performances, and sports activities. More>
A group of 18 scientists — including Berkeley Lab’s Jennifer Doudna — and ethicists warned that a revolutionary new tool to cut and splice DNA should be used cautiously when attempting to fix human genetic disease, and strongly discouraged any attempts at making changes to the human genome that could be passed on to offspring. More>