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Jennifer Doudna shares Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

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.

Haight Ashbury Free Clinic founder receives Haas Public Service Award

Haight Ashbury Free Clinic founder receives Haas Public Service Award April 16, 2014:

“In my era,” says David E. Smith, “I had to get into a countercultural revolution that was anti-establishment in order to get into public service.” He did, and the rest is medical history.

Fierce solar magnetic storm barely missed Earth in 2012

Fierce solar magnetic storm barely missed Earth in 2012 March 18, 2014:

UC Berkeley physicist Janet Luhmann & former postdoc Ying Liu report that a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections – the most intense eruptions on the sun – sent a pulse of magnetized plasma barreling into space & through Earth’s orbit on July 23, 2012. Had it hit Earth, it could have disrupted the electrical grid, satellites, GPS & our increasingly electronic lives.