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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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Kevin Koy, the manager of the Geospatial Innovation Facility, shows off Cal-Adapt, an interactive website developed by the facility.

Website gives access to state’s climate change data

With the help of UC Berkeley’s Geospatial Innovation Facility, the California Energy Commission has launched a website that grants public access to California’s climate change data, including past information and future projections. Cal-Adapt, which was launched Tuesday, is an interactive website that the facility began developing in August 2010 which
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Locally created walking aid to sell next year

Patients from Pennsylvania to Hawaii who were previously unable to use their legs will be able to test a Berkeley-developed exoskeleton, which enables them to walk, as the product prepares to hit the market sometime early next year. The Exoskeleton Lower Extremity Gait System (eLEGS) was created by Berkeley Bionics,
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UC Berkeley to compete for energy research grant

As part of an international research initiative, UC Berkeley will be one of five universities eligible to apply for about $10 million in grants set aside for energy research in the United States. Along with the California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of
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Naturalists launch amphibian website

Social media — the face of a changing culture where a YouTube video can start sweeping revolutions — could also be the savior of some of the oldest animals in the world: amphibians. A collaboration between AmphibiaWeb — a comprehensive database of the 6,814 known species of amphibians — organizations
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