Research

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

Google’s Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug Development Effort

Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines.

03/12/2015

A "Heart on a Chip" consists of heart cells derived from adult stem cells placed into a small silicone chamber. (YouTube/UC Berkeley)

UC Berkeley Researchers Develop Beating ‘Heart On A Chip,’ May Replace Animal Drug Testing

A breakthrough by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley that models the human heart could allow drugs to be tested without the use of animals.

03/09/2015

Earth

Bay Area Scientists Find First Direct Evidence Of Human Activity Affecting Climate Change

A team of scientists from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory claim they have the first direct evidence of human activity affecting climate change.

02/26/2015

Runners on a trail. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Japanese Athlete That Runs On All Fours Visits Bay Area Schools Studying His Speed

A Japanese athlete who runs faster on all fours than most people can sprint upright was analyzed by two East Bay colleges during a visit to the Bay Area.

02/18/2015

A Pop Warner football game (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Study: Young Football Players Get Fewer Head Injuries When Their Coaches Know Proper Tackling Fundamentals

The data showed players who competed for coaches with training in USA Football’s “Heads-Up Football” program were better protected than those who did not.

02/16/2015

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Berkeley Family Raises Nearly $200,000 To Save Young Daughter With Rare Neurological Condition

A Berkeley couple has raised nearly $200,000 through social media to help their 6-year-old daughter who suffers from an extremely rare medical condition.

02/12/2015

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Calls Off Launch At Last Minute Over Rocket-Tracking System Problem

The SpaceX company has called off Sunday’s launch of a deep-space observatory.

02/08/2015

lake tahoe

Lake Tahoe’s Tiniest Creatures Disappearing At Alarming Rate

Researchers at Lake Tahoe are trying to figure out why some of the tiniest creatures and plants at the bottom of the alpine lake appear to be disappearing at an alarming rate.

01/19/2015

Runners on a trail. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Man Plans To Run 7 Marathons In 7 Days On 7 Continents

A San Francisco man is attempting to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

01/15/2015

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola, Bat Meat And Tracking Patient Zero— Global Stories Of 2014

Health officials believe that the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa began with a young boy (patient zero)— the first human to contract the disease who played with a hollowed out tree inhabited by bats.

12/31/2014

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