UC Berkeley professor Richard Kramer and his colleagues have restored sight to blind mice using a small molecule called DENAQ, which, as a photoswitch chemical, changes conformation in response to light.
A new synthetic biology technique could revolutionize medicinal chemistry by enabling site-selective insertion of fluorine into natural products in vivo. Read more (subscription required) at Science.
Sarah Nelson, UCSF Professor of radiology and co-chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, has led a team of researchers who developed a new imaging technology to noninvasively image prostate tumors.
July 9, 2013 – Ph.D. alumna Julia Owen (2011) and UCSF faculty member Pratik Mukherjee have published breakthrough research showing that Sensory Processing Disorders in children have a biological basis.
November 6, 2012 – Bioengineering Ph.D. student Llewellyn “Trey” Jalbert talks about his experience with brain cancer – both as an imaging researcher and as a patient – in the November issue of Innovations from Berkeley Engineering.
October 1, 2012 – UCSF professor and member of the graduate program Shuvo Roy is a key member of a bold multi-campus effort to create the first implantable artificial kidney.