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5/9 Nature Physics
Self-driven jamming in growing microbial populations

5/4 c&en
NAS elects new members

5/3 Washington Post
Pondering 'what it means to be human' on the frontier of gene editing

4/15 PNAS
QnAs with Jennifer Doudna

2/16 PNAS
Hybrid promiscuous (Hypr) GGDEF enzymes produce cyclic AMP-GMP (3', 3'-cGAMP)

2/11 Cell
Shelterin protects chromosome ends by compacting telomeric chromatin


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Size comparison of liposomes and 3HM nanocarriers

Finding chemo

To help cancer drugs access the tumor, Ting Xu and her collaborators are making tiny particles called nanocarriers that protect the drugs during their journey to the tumor. They recently demonstrated that their nanocarrier, called a 3-helix micelle (3HM), is twice as effective at reaching glioblastoma cells as a liposome, a nanocarrier that is currently the gold standard in drug-delivering nanotechnology. More >



Graphic of artificial metalloenzyme  
On the path toward bionic enzymes
There may soon be a new way to make molecules to form the basis of pharmaceuticals, fuels, materials, agrochemicals and an array of other products in our modern life. A team of researchers that includes Douglas Clark has successfully married chemistry and biology to create reactions never before possible. More >

  Changing a few base pairs could decide the fate of this fish – be eaten by a shark or swim on to reproduce
From DNA to diversity
In search of the molecular basis of evolution, QB3 scientists and their colleagues are investigating the largest genetic leaps, from the origins of multicellularity to the rapid and flexible adaptation of animal body plans. Others are digging even further into the history of life, to the humble bacteria that made some of the earliest contributions to molecular evolution—billions of years in the past.
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Gloria Brar & Dirk Hockemeyer  
Pew awards to Brar and Hockemeyer
Gloria Brar and Dirk Hockemeyer have received research awards from the Pew Charitable Trusts to pursue research in cell biology and cancer. Each scholar will receive four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational, innovative research. More >

  Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI)
What you see is what you've got
Bioengineering & EECS professor Steven Conolly and his lab are a world leader in development of a new nanoparticle-based medical imaging procedure, Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). Over ten years into development at Berkeley, the team has recently produced groundbreaking new images and spun the technology out into a startup company, Magnetic Insight. More >

Distribution of copper in stimulated brain cells  
Copper: A new player in health and disease
By tracking the movement of copper atoms in and out of nerve cells, Chris Chang has shown that changes in concentration of copper can switch on or off signaling between neurons. As a result, Chang hypothesizes that blocking or accelerating copper accumulation may provide a new treatment for a range of diseases or disorders, from neurodegenerative disease to cancer and obesity. More >

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Noteworthy

Re-writing Genomes Symposium: Save the
date

Rewriting genomes

August 22 marks the fourth annual Re-writing Genomes Symposium at Berkeley where experts will explore how genome-editing technologies are transforming basic research and biomedical engineering. More >

Michael Rape

Rape winner of Blavatnik award

Michael Rape is a winner of the 2016 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists for his fundamental discoveries related to ubiquitylation. More >

Doudna wins Tang Prize in biopharma-
ceutical science

Jennifer Doudna

Jennifer Doudna was named winner of the Tang Prize in biopharmaceutical science "for the development of CRISPR/Cas 9 as a breakthrough genome editing platform." More >

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Wed 7/6 1:30pm
EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Wed 7/18 1:30pm
EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Wed 8/3 9:30am
EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

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