Professor Daniel Nomura has identified a natural molecular pathway that enables cells to burn off calories as heat rather than store them as fat. This raises the possibility of a new approach to treating and preventing obesity and diabetes.
A recent study led by CNR cooperative extension specialist Van Butsic used high resolution satellite imagery to conduct a systematic survey of cannabis production and to explore its potential ecological consequences.
Three current or former CNR students are listed in the UC Global Food Initiative's 30 Under 30 Awards, which highlight inspirational young leaders who are making a mark in tackling global food challenges.
The Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (RAEL) has launched a Program on Conflict, Climate Change and Green Development, appointing David Mozersky as Founding Director.
Research at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory highlights that while cities currently contribute to global climate change by emitting the majority of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, they could become the building blocks of sustainability.
Dan Nomura's lab has found a long-elusive Achilles’ heel within “triple-negative” breast tumors, a common type of breast cancer that is difficult to treat.
Kris Niyogi, professor and chair of the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, was one of six UC Berkeley faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences today.
PhD candidate and National Geographic grantee Matthew Luskin spent a year in the rain forest of Indonesia tracking critically endangered Sumatran tigers.
A new study examining wildfires in California found that human activity explains as much about their frequency and location as climate influences.
Matt Traxler, assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, has been named a 2016 Searle Scholar.
Professor N. Louise Glass and postdoctoral fellow Jens Heller have found that fungi use different dialects to communicate. Understanding these dialects could help scientists learn more about fungi cooperation for both destructive and beneficial purposes.
CNR Researcher have discovered more than 1,000 new types of bacteria and Archaea over the past 15 years, dramatically altering our picture of the tree of life.
Professor Daniel Kammen has been appointed as one of five U.S. Science Envoys by the U.S. State Department.
Research by NST adjunct associate professor Dale Leitman could indicate that low-dose parabens (found in many cosmetics) are more harmful than previously thought.
For alumna Kate Kaplan, the Student Organic Garden Association provided a place to grow food, nurture her interest in sustainability, and build a career path. Kaplan collaborated with CNR and UC affiliates to report on how experiential learning opportunities across the UC system offer student invaluable real-world experience.
Steven Brenner, a professor in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, has been elected a fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) for his groundbreaking research in computational protein analysis and genomics.
UC Berkeley professor emeritus Lawrence S. Davis passed away from Alzheimer's disease on March 6, 2016. He was 81. Davis was an influential scholar in the fields of forest economics and management.
As part of today's White House Water Summit, more than 150 institutions have announced their efforts to enhance the sustainability of water in the United States. Commitments by two groups with ties to the Energy & Resources Group are included.
Many bacteria build miniature magnets and use them to navigate their environment, and PMB professor Arash Komeili has found a neat trick they use to do it.
Videos created by graduate students Rebecca Brunner (ESPM) and Benjamin Krause (ARE) were chosen as winners in the Berkeley Graduate Division's 2016 Distinguished Fellows Video Contest.