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Monday, November 22, 2004
CalStuff News Round-up: Science Edition
There will be more information soon on other Berkeley related news stories, as well as some CalStuff commentary, but for now I just wanted to provide some links to some science stories that have been getting some attention. If any of these articles interest you, be sure to click through the link to read the whole article.
1. Adult Stem Cells Triggered to Multiply More Quickly
Now, a UC Berkeley bioengineer has devised a way to enhance the utility of adult stem cells that could steal some of the spotlight away from embryonic stem cells and eventually lead to treatments or cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have given "blind" nerve cells the ability to detect light, paving the way for an innovative therapy that could restore sight to those who have lost it through disease.
As negotiations continue between two state agencies over the cleanup and supervision of Richmond’s heavily polluted Campus Bay, new questions have arisen about an adjoining UC Berkeley-owned site.
Los Alamos employees like the University of California's benefits, its academic reputation and the chance to send their children to UC at in-state prices. Many were strongly against Spencer Abraham's decision to put the contract up for bid, but they acknowledge that changes were necessary.This article is a good summary of where things stand with the UC-run lab situation for those who have been following that story.
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