Researchers discovered a microbe at the Great Boiling Spring in Nevada which may have implications for the production of biofuels.

Hot springs microbe may hold key to biofuels production

A team of researchers including scientists at UC Berkeley recently discovered a new microbe capable of digesting cellulose at record-breaking temperatures,  a discovery which could have impacts on the production of biofuels. The research — which was published online July 5 in the journal Nature Communications — was conducted by
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Study shows gray whales adapted diet in times of change

A recent study by UC Berkeley and Smithsonian Institution paleontologists on past gray whale diets suggests that researchers should look to how animals survived past events, such as the Ice Age, in order to anticipate how they will deal with such extreme environmental conditions in the future. The study, published
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Graduate student team receives grant as part of competition

Two UC Berkeley graduate students were awarded a $100,000 grant that will be used to sponsor further research as part of the 2011 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship competition. The competition, started by Qualcomm Inc. in 2009, gives electrical engineering and computer science students an opportunity to pursue cutting-edge technology projects. This
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Study encourages farmers to rely less on rented bees

California farmers can save money on their pollinated crops and ensure a more ecologically sustainable food supply, which could eventually reduce prices of pollen-based produce, if they rely less on renting honey bees, according to a recent study by researchers at UC Berkeley. The study, published in the June issue
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Study reveals emotions trigger generation of neurons

A tantalizing twist in the understanding of how emotions impact memory formation was revealed in a study published Tuesday by a team of UC Berkeley neuroscientists. In the study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers were able to explain that the brain’s center for processing emotional information  — called
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UC Berkeley to take lead of nuclear consortium

The National Nuclear Security Administration announced June 9 that it has chosen UC Berkeley to lead a multi-institution consortium that will work to further nuclear nonproliferation and safety in nuclear technology. The new National Science and Security Consortium will continue technical research being done in nuclear technology and will work
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