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 Studies contradict one another or new information emerges, and earlier studies are no longer valid.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?

Green algae reveals one mRNA encodes many proteins

In eukaryotes, gene expression was long held to be “monocistronic,” which means that a single gene makes messenger RNA that then encodes a single protein. In a new study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team of researchers in professor Sabeeha Merchant‘s lab in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology has… More

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.