Cross-campus collaboration: Meet CTAF/HTSF core facility director Mary West

Mary West, the director of the Cell and Tissue Analysis Facility and the High Throughput Screening Facility, explains how core facilities increase researchers’ access to equipment and highlights how these facilities play a crucial role in supporting labs’ work during campus COVID-19 restrictions.

How to spot misleading science reporting

The more information that is available, the more confusing science seems to become. Studies contradict one another or new information emerges, and earlier studies are no longer valid. How can a news consumer determine what is reputable and what is questionable?

Unraveling the role of isonitriles for potential TB therapeutics

From isonitriles to biofilms to potential anti-TB drug targets! UC Berkeley scientists from the Zhang lab are exploring the mechanism and role of the isonitrile-forming enzyme, Rv0097, with relation to virulence in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Graduate student Antonio Del Rio Flores discusses ongoing work with Rv0097.

Illuminating gene silencing with an electron beam

A new study in Science shows how electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) can shed light on the molecular details behind the gene silencing mechanisms that power cell differentiation.