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Fact sheet on food/ag studies and research at UC Berkeley

Fact sheet on food/ag studies and research at UC Berkeley July 1, 2014:

UC Berkeley offers a wide array of programs and initiatives related to food and agriculture systems, encompassing many disciplines, departments, academic program areas, institutes, centers, student initiatives and services spanning the campus and the community. A fact sheet.

Jennifer Doudna shares Janssen Award for Biomedical Research with video

Jennifer Doudna shares Janssen Award for Biomedical Research June 24, 2014:

Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna and European colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier are the winners of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, awarded by Johnson & Johnson. Their collaboration led to the discovery of a new method for precisely manipulating genetic information in ways that should produce new insights in health and disease and may lead to new drug targets.

Study finds hazardous flame retardants in preschool, childcare settings

Study finds hazardous flame retardants in preschool, childcare settings May 15, 2014:

A new study led by UC Berkeley researchers finds that flame retardants are prevalent indoors in preschools and daycare centers, potentially exposing young children to chemicals known to be hazardous.

Polar bear genome gives new insight into adaptations to high-fat diet

Polar bear genome gives new insight into adaptations to high-fat diet May 8, 2014:

The polar bear diverged from the brown bear, or grizzly, as recently as several hundred thousand years ago, according to a genome comparison by UC Berkeley, Chinese and Danish researchers. They pinpointed genes involved in fat metabolism that could provide insights that will help humans deal with health problems caused by high-fat diets.