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  1. Scientists find way to boost efficiency with which CRISPR-Cas9 cuts and disables genesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | Medical News

    Cas9 is the go-to technique for knocking out genes in human cell lines to discover what the genes do, but the efficiency with which it disables genes can vary immensely. University of California, Berkeley researchers have now found a way to boost the efficiency with which CRISPR-Cas9 cuts and disables genes up to fivefold, in most types of human cells, making it easler to create and study knockout cell lines and, potentially, disable a mutant gene as a form of human therapy.

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  2. All brain training protocols do not return equal benefits, study revealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2016 | Medical News

    Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new Center for BrainHealth research at The University of Texas at Dallas. The study, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience , found that healthy adults who participated in cognitive training demonstrated positive changes in executive brain function as well as a 7.9 percent increase in global brain flow compared to study counterparts who participated in an aerobic exercise program.

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  3. Researchers identify novel therapeutic monoclonal antibodies from Zika-infected patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2016 | Medical News

    A team of researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and the Swiss biotech company Humabs BioMed SA has identified novel therapeutic monoclonal antibody candidates isolated from Zika-infected patients and new strategies for Zika virus diagnostics. An article published today in the renowned scientific journal Science describes for the first time an in-depth analysis of the human antibody and T cell immune response to the Zika virus infection with important implications for differential diagnostics and for the development of vaccines and new treatments.

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  4. New research holds potential to improve fetal surgery outcomesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2016 | Medical News

    University of California, Berkeley engineer Phillip Messersmith is happy to be learning lessons from a lowly mollusk, with the expectation that the knowledge gained will enable him and fellow physicians to prevent deaths among their youngest patients -- those who haven't been born yet. Equipped with new funding from the National Institutes of Health and a partnership with a physician known as the "father of fetal surgery," Messersmith is making better glues for medical procedures inside the body, applying what he and others before him have learned about underwater superglue-making techniques that have been developed and elaborated upon through eons of evolution by mussels, a brainless bivalve.

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  5. Anti-anxiety medication dampens helping behavior in ratsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | Medical News

    Rats given midazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, were less likely to free trapped companions because the drug lessened their empathy, according to a new study by University of Chicago neuroscientists. The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology , validates studies that show rats are emotionally motivated to help other rats in distress.

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  6. New CRISPR-EZ method makes genome editing much easier in miceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2016 | Medical News

    University of California, Berkeley scientists have developed a quicker and more efficient method to alter the genes of mice with CRISPR-Cas9, simplifying a procedure growing in popularity because of the ease of using the new gene-editing tool. While CRISPR-Cas9 has drawn worldwide attention because of its potential to correct simple hereditary diseases in humans, basic researchers are excited about its ability to help them understand the causes and develop treatments for more complex diseases, including cancer and dementia.

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  7. New, screen-printed, flexible MRI coils could lead to shorter scan time periodsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Medical News

    New, screen-printed, flexible MRI coils may be able to reduce the amount of time it takes to get an MRI scan. Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering , part of the National Institutes of Health , have developed light and flexible MRI coils that produce high quality MRI images and in the future could lead to shorter MRI scan time periods.

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  8. Raging with anger may increase risk of cardiovascular problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Medical News

    Those who rage with frustration during a marital spat have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems such as chest pain or high blood pressure later in life, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley. Conversely, shutting down emotionally or "stonewalling" during conflict raises the risk of musculoskeletal ailments such as a bad back or stiff muscles, according to the study, published online in the journal Emotion.

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  9. Could worm infection counter IBD? An interview with Dr Loke and Dr CadwellRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Medical News

    What is the hygiene hypothesis and why could a lack of worm infection be linked with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis? The hygiene hypothesis refers to the idea that decreased exposure to certain infectious agents is the reason why we have seen an increase in inflammatory diseases in the developed world. For example, maybe because we are less infected by parasitic worms, our immune system does not develop the way it is supposed to.

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  10. Scientists discover genetic switches linked to increased lifespan in mammalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Medical News

    Newly discovered genetic switches that increase lifespan and boost fitness in worms are also linked to increased lifespan in mammals, offering hope that drugs to flip these switches could improve human metabolic function and increase longevity. These so-called epigenetic switches, discovered by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, are enzymes that are ramped up after mild stress during early development and continue to affect the expression of genes throughout the animal's life.

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  11. Scientists build semantic atlas to show how human brain organizes languageRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Medical News

    Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken a step in that direction by building a "semantic atlas" that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language. The atlas identifies brain areas that respond to words that have similar meanings.

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  12. Gladstone scientists bioengineer micro-scale heart tissues from stem cellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Medical News

    Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have invented a new way to create three-dimensional human heart tissue from stem cells. The tissue can be used to model disease and test drugs, and it opens the door for a precision medicine approach to treating heart disease.

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  13. UC San Diego researchers use CRISPR-Cas9 system to target RNA in living cells for first time everRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | Medical News

    The genetic code stored in DNA determines everything from the color of our eyes to our susceptibility to disease. This has motivated scientists to sequence the human genome and develop ways to alter the genetic code, but many diseases are linked to a different fundamental molecule: RNA.

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  14. UC Berkeley study provides compelling evidence in favor of 'active learning'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | Medical News

    Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have captured unique images of problem-solving in action by tapping into the minds of mice. The study shows rapid rewiring in the frontal brains of mice after they learn by trial and error.

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  15. Study shows bromances can improve men's health, reduce stressRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | Medical News

    Male friendships, portrayed and often winked at in bromance movies, could have healthful effects similar to those seen in romantic relationships, especially when dealing with stress, according to a new study of male rats by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Human studies show that social interactions increase the level of the hormone oxytocin in the brain, and that oxytocin helps people bond and socialize more, increasing their resilience in the face of stress and leading to longer, healthier lives.

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  16. New study links sleep problems to poor academic performances among teensRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 | Medical News

    The study is published in Journal of Sleep Research , and show that the less the adolescent sleep - the worse the grades get on average. - Our findings suggests that going to bed earlier, and encouraging similar bed- and sleeping times during the week, are important for academic performance, says psychology specialist and first author Mari Hysing at Uni Research in Bergen, Norway.

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  17. UC Berkeley researchers make major improvement in CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Medical News

    University of California, Berkeley, researchers have made a major improvement in CRISPR-Cas9 technology that achieves an unprecedented success rate of 60 percent when replacing a short stretch of DNA with another. The improved technique is especially useful when trying to repair genetic mutations that cause hereditary diseases, such as sickle cell disease or severe combined immune deficiency.

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  18. Four journalists from China and India win 2016 EurekAlert!...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2015 | Medical News

    Four early-career journalists from China and India have emerged from the fiercest competition to date to win the 2016 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters. An independent panel of judges selected Dinsa Sachan, Swagata Yadavar, Boran Zhang, and Cui Zheng from 20 applications, the largest cohort since the Fellowship program began in 2004.

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  19. CRISPR-Cas9 can help knock out genes in exotic animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2015 | Medical News

    The simplicity of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing will soon make studying the genes of any organism, from the simplest slime mold to the octopus, as easy as it now is to study the genes controlling development in standard lab animals such as nematodes, fruit flies, frogs and mice. A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, illustrates the ease with which CRISPR-Cas9 can knock out genes in exotic animals - in this case, an amphipod or sandhopper - to learn how those genes control growth and development.

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  20. Neurodata Without Borders provides common format for brain dataRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | Medical News

    An alliance of brain researchers and funders has announced a common data format to facilitate the free and open exchange of complex information about the brain--information that scientists can then use to accelerate progress in understanding the brain and developing new treatments for brain disorders. The new format, known as Neurodata Without Borders : Neurophysiology, is the first widely available format that allows researchers to capture and share data generated by two of the most widely used methods in brain research: optical and electrical neurophysiology.

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