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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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What you see is what you've got

 
Tracking migration of stem cells

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 >

  Multiplying yeast widen a crack in a gel
Beware of microbial traffic jams
When tiny microbes jam up like fans exiting a baseball stadium, they can do some real damage. Oskar Hallatschek and his research colleagues found this out the hard way when the baker's yeast cells (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) they were studying multiplied so prolifically that they burst the tiny chamber in which they were being raised. More >

Eva Nogales  
Scientists decipher opening dance steps of DNA and its partner
Researchers in the Nogales lab in collaboration with Northwestern University and Georgia Tech have produced atomic resolution structural snapshot of the transcription initiation process using cryo-EM that illustrate how the pre-initiation complex opens the transcription bubble and how it changes as mRNA synthesis proceeds. More >

  A mother’s breast milk
Breastfeeding is good for yet another reason, researchers discover
A mother’s breast milk supports immune responses in her newborn that help the infant’s gut become a healthy home to a mix of bacterial species, thanks in part to newly identified antibodies from the mother, according to a study by Greg Barton, Meghan Koch, and their colleagues. More >

Mitochondria (top) are the powerhouses of the cell, but when they are stressed early in life, they can make permanent changes to the DNA.  
Genetic switch could be key to increased health and lifespan
Andrew Dillin and his co-researchers have discovered that genetic switches that increase lifespan and boost fitness in worms are also linked to increased lifespan in mammals, offering hope that drugs to flip these switches could improve human metabolic function and increase longevity. 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 Marletta

Marletta elected to American Philosophical Society

Michael Marletta was elected as one of twenty-eight new Resident members of the American Philosophical Society. More >

Biophysical Society/Spotlight on QB3-Berkeley

Spotlight on QB3-Berkeley

A new Biophysical Society video highlights how QB3-Berkeley fosters discovery and trains young scientists. The video was displayed at the recent BPS annual meeting in Los Angeles. More >

Calendar   QB3 Berkeley Calendar

Tue 5/31 9am
Plant Genome Engineering Symposium (PGES)

Tue 5/31 4pm
High-throughput genetics for discovering and designing complex phenotypes

Mon 6/6 9:30am
EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

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