Illustration of flowing blood cells

In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues

Berkeley bioengineers led by Amy Herr have made an important step towards liquid biopsy technology, which one day could allow patients to monitor their body’s response to cancer therapy through a simple blood draw.

In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues

3/23/2017 Berkeley bioengineers led by Amy Herr have made an important step towards liquid biopsy technology, which one day could allow patients to monitor their body’s response to cancer therapy through a simple blood draw.

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Sketch of Hyperlane concept

A superfast lane for self-driving cars?

3/22/2017 Imagine a future where self-driving cars zip beside interstates at 120 mph, with absolutely zero congestion. That future that could exist as soon as 2050, according to grad students Baiyu Chen (B.S.'14 CEE, M.S.'15 CEE, M.S.'17 EECS) and Anthony Barrs, whose Hyperlane idea was awarded top prize and $50,000 at the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge.

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ME's Tarek Zohdi wins 2017 DTA

3/21/2017 Mechanical engineering professor Tarek Zohdi is one of five winners of this year's Distinguished Teaching Award, honored for "teaching that incites intellectual curiosity." Also selected was Khalid Kadir, who created the Engineering, the Environment and Society course.

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Tarek Zohdi, Distinguished Teaching Award winner
  • Cal students pull a marathon to engineer disability solutions

    3/23/2017 Jewish News of Northern California - Fueled by energy drinks, adrenaline and a strong sense of wanting to make the world better, 11 teams of Berkeley students spent last weekend at Jacobs Hall, working with people with disabilities to create devices that could improve their lives.

  • Synthetic spider silk for sale in a $314 necktie

    3/15/2017 MIT Technology Review - Bolt Threads, co-founded by bioengineering grad David Breslauer (Ph.D.'10), is releasing its first commercially available spider-silk product: a $314 limited-edition necktie, spun from fibers grown in the startup's lab.

  • Gift from virtual reality pioneer Immerex will create AR/VR lab at Berkeley

    3/14/2017 - A gift from the entertainment virtual reality company Immerex will outfit a new lab for Berkeley’s accelerating work in AR/VR, from training doctors to enhancing artistic performances.

  • Countering extremism with technology

    3/13/2017 - Every Thursday afternoon, students gather in a light-filled teaching studio of Jacobs Hall to develop technology-based solutions to a very tangible problem: ideologically motivated violence in the United States.

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