Research

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Research Administrator Accused Of Wanting To ‘Molest’ Assistant Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Investigation

One of UC Berkeley’s top research administrators has resigned in protest over a sexual assault investigation where he’s accused of inappropriately touching his top assistant and telling her he wanted to “molest” her.

04/13/2015

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UC Berkeley Study Finds Language Skills Among Latino Children Lag By Age 2

A new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley has found Latino and white babies have the same language and cognitive abilities at nine months of age, but a significant gap exists by the time they reach age 2.

04/06/2015

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Research Shows Cats Prefer A Tune Of Their Own Rather Than Classical Music

Pet owners might have their own ideas about their animals interests, which can include types of music. But there’s actually a study on what felines really consider easy listening.

04/06/2015

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12 Stats Showing Young Adults ‘Unfriending’ Jesus Christ This Easter

Jesus Christ, whether believed to be God incarnate, a prophet or just a man, is undeniably polarizing, controversial, or inspiring for billions, and with that in mind, researchers set out to determine how Jesus is viewed this Easter, 2015.

04/02/2015

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

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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

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