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Using metagenomics, scientists discover hundreds of antibiotic-like genes in soil microbes.
The College of Natural Resources has a new dean, plant ecologist and evolutionary biologist David Ackerly.
Shuttering coal- and oil-fired power plants lowers the rate of preterm births in neighboring communities and improves fertility, according to two new studies.
A new study finds that global change may alter the way that hippos shape the environment around them.
New research examines drought tolerance in sorghum—a finding that could help scientists develop crops that are more resistant to climate change.
Research from the Rosenblum lab has found that populations of several Panamian frog species are slowly making a comeback against a deadly pathogen.
New research suggests that restaurant meals lead to higher levels of plastic-based chemicals in the body.
A new study simulates a fleet of self-driving taxis in Manhattan.
Researchers have found a way to avoid expensive, water-intensive hops by endowing brewer's yeast with the ability to create a hoppy flavor.
Rosemary Gillespie's new research sheds light on the evolution of Hawaiian Ariamnes stick spiders.
Researchers have improved how crops use water by altering the expression of a gene found in all plants.
New research published in Cell Metabolism shows a pathway that triggers brown fat tissue to consume calories from fat and sugars and radiate them away as heat
A new study by CNR researchers demonstrates that the impacts of oil palm expansion on forests is much worse than previously thought.
Research led by Professor Marc Hellerstein has found an answer to this long-running mystery in immunology.
CNR scientists have identified the first natural example of a pathway for carbon dioxide fixation previously thought to be only synthetically derived.
A new study from professor Steven Beissinger suggests that many of the state’s birds are adapting to rising temperatures by breeding earlier than they did a century ago.
Berkeley ranked #1 for Environment/Ecology in annual report from U.S. News & World Report.
Faculty and researchers share research findings, strategies for wildfire management, and policy recommendations.
Collaboration aims to unlock difficult drug targets and accelerate the discovery of new therapeutics.
A new study from UC Berkeley researchers helps create a clearer understanding of how networks of plants and pollinators form over time to create communities.