Staving off Alzheimer's
Berkeley scientists have found compelling evidence that poor sleep is a channel through which the protein believed to trigger Alzheimer's disease attacks the brain's long-term memory. This study is also one of the first of its kind to use human subjects, the Huffington Post notes.
Bittman "on the wild side" (video)
In the first of his new online video series, food writer, author and Berkeley Food Institute visiting fellow Mark Bittman takes a "walk on the wild side" with two UC Berkeley researchers who are raising the profile of urban food foraging.
Save the date for Reunion Weekend
The giggle gene
Researchers at Berkeley and Northwestern University have found that a gene involved in the regulation of serotonin makes some of us more prone to spontaneous smiles and bursts of laughter, according to their study just published in the journal Emotion.
Summer at Berkeley (slideshow)
Campus is downshifting into a relaxed but still lively summer season, with enrollment again expected to top 16,000. Of the more than 4,300 visiting students—those not previously enrolled at Berkeley—3,084 are from overseas and 1,224 are U.S. residents. See what this summer looks like.
Three researchers named Pew scholars
Three early-career researchers at Berkeley have been selected as this year's Pew scholars, a program for investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.