Huffington Post | April 20, 2015

Artificial Photosynthesis Advance Hailed As Major Breakthrough

In what’s being called a win-win for the environment and the production of renewable energy, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, have achieved a major breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis. The scientists have created a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they’re released into the atmosphere and convert […]

UT Dallas Center for Brain Health | March 26, 2015

Reprogramming the Brain to Health Research Symposium

The Reprogramming the Brain to Health Research Symposium brings together the most distinguished brain scientists to share and learn up-to-the-minute breakthroughs in brain research and recognize a pioneering neuroscientist whose innovation has made a tremendous contribution to the area of brain research with the Dr. Charles L. Branch BrainHealth Award. This year, the ninth annual […]

LBL News Center | March 24, 2015

Turn the Light On: A Non-visual Opsin Could Help Future Studies of the Brain and Central Nervous System

In the on-going search for a better understanding of how the brain and central nervous system develop, a potentially powerful new tool could soon be available. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a light-sensitive opsin protein that plays a surprising and possibly critical role in neuron maturation and circuit formation. Ehud […]

Berkeley News | March 23, 2015

Bakar Fellows show off their discoveries to tech entrepreneurship world

Sixteen UC Berkeley faculty who are conducting commercially promising research supported by the Bakar Fellows Program made a recent trip to San Francisco to deepen their connections with prominent venture capital firms, industry partners and entrepreneurs. Introduced to their rapt audience by Vice Chancellor for Research Graham Fleming, the fellows put on a series of […]

Berkeley News | March 19, 2015

Altering brain chemistry makes us more sensitive to inequality

What if there were a pill that made you more compassionate and more likely to give spare change to someone less fortunate? UC Berkeley scientists have taken a big step in that direction. A new study by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers finds that giving a drug that changes the neurochemical balance in […]

Berkeley News | March 17th, 2015

‘Smart bandage’ detects bedsores before they are visible to doctors

Engineers at UC Berkeley are developing a new type of bandage that does far more than stanch the bleeding from a paper cut or scraped knee. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new “smart bandage” that uses electrical currents to detect early […]

Berkeley News | March 16th, 2015

Cyborg beetle research allows free-flight study of insects

Hard-wiring beetles for radio-controlled flight turns out to be a fitting way to learn more about their biology. Cyborg insect research led by engineers at UC Berkeley and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is enabling new revelations about a muscle used by beetles for finely graded turns. By strapping tiny computers and wireless radios onto the backs […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | March 5, 2015

Corey Goodman is the latest member of the HWNI community

The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) is happy to welcome back one of our premier neuroscientists: Corey Goodman. Corey is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a winner of the Canada Gairdner International Award, and a former HHMI investigator. While on our faculty in MCB, with Carla Shatz, Corey co-founded the HWNI, and […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | October 10, 2015

2016 Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements Workshop

The 2016 Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements Workshop has passed. View the workshop web page to learn more about the event and access video and presentation slides of all talks. From March 7-9, 2016, the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley is hosting the Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements (NICE) Workshop, presented by the NICE Workshop Foundation. The NICE workshop will […]