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February 21, 2020

Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away

While many of us worry about proteins aggregating in our brains as we age and potentially causing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of neurodegeneration, we may not realize that some of the same proteins are aggregating in our muscles, setting us up for muscle atrophy in old age. UC Berkeley scientists have now found brain cells that help clean up these tangles and prolong life in worms and possibly mice. This could lead to drugs that improve muscle health or extend a healthy human lifespan.
February 20, 2020

How the monkeyflower gets its spots

The intricate spotted patterns dappling the bright blooms of the monkeyflower plant may be a delight to humans, but they also serve a key function for the plant. These patterns act as “bee landing pads,” attracting nearby pollinators to the flower and signaling the best approach to access the sweet nectar inside.
February 19, 2020

Professor pushes for diversity in teacher workforce

According to the U.S. Department of Education, in 1994, two-thirds of public school students were white. More than 20 years later, fewer than half were. In contrast, today, male teachers of color make up less than 10% of the workforce, and black males represent 1.9% of all public school teachers in the country, but have one of the highest rates of turnover. Through his research with black male teachers of color in Boston public schools, Travis Bristol found that black male teachers were leaving at higher rates because of poor working conditions and a lack of resources from school administrators.

In the Media

February 19, 2020

Although both can be mistaken and biased, algorithms tend to be more accurate than humans at predicting which defendants would be more likely to be rearrested after their release from prison, a new study by Berkeley and Stanford…

February 19, 2020

Andrew Siemion, director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center and principal investigator of the $100 million Breakthrough Listen Initiative established by billionaire Yuri Milner, attended the annual meeting of the American Association for…

February 18, 2020

Comparative literature and critical theory professor Judith Butler's has taken a leap onstage at New York Live Arts, playing a comparative literature professor like herself in an experimental performance called "Fragments, Lists &…

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