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Latest Research News
January 13, 2020
Jennifer Doudna has won the 2020 Wolf Prize in Medicine, a prestigious international prize awarded in Israel for unique contributions to humanity.
January 9, 2020
In a new study published in the journal Nature, engineers at UC Berkeley and their collaborators describe the first lab-made versions of gatekeeper proteins that filter good from bad just as well as the real thing.
January 6, 2020
UC Berkeley scientists have surveyed more than 2,500 people in the United States and China about their emotional responses to thousands of other songs from genres including rock, folk, jazz, classical, marching band, experimental and heavy metal. The upshot? The subjective experience of music across cultures can be mapped within at least 13 overarching feelings: Amusement, joy, eroticism, beauty, relaxation, sadness, dreaminess, triumph, anxiety, scariness, annoyance, defiance, and feeling pumped up.
In the Media
January 15, 2020
Psychology and neuroscience professor Robert Knight has invented a new and improved helmet that reduces the effects of both direct blows and the twisting forces that other helmets can't protect against. The helmet is suitable for anyone at…
January 15, 2020
Molecular and cell biology professor Jennifer Doudna is sharing the 2020 Wolf Prize in Medicine with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute in Berlin for their co-invention of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology. The…
January 14, 2020
Summer Snow, poet and English professor Robert Hass's new book of poetry, "is a fifty-year standoff between concentration and dispersal: part haiku, part road trip," according to this critic. "When his new poems turn up, they often…