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Seven tiny grains captured by Stardust likely visitors from interstellar space

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:58
UC Berkeley physicist Andrew Westphal led a team of scientists and citizen-scientists — through Stardust@home — in analyzing dust collected by the Stardust spacecraft in 2004, and reports finding seven dust particles that probably came from interstellar space. These may be the first confirmed visitors from another star.

Antimalarial drug based on Berkeley technology shipped to Africa

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:09
The road from lab bench to market can be long, but UC Berkeley's Jay Keasling has been patient. Thirteen years after he discovered how to make an antimalarial drug in microbes, the product - the world's first semisynthetic antimalarial drug - has been shipped from Italy to Africa to bolster the fight against this killer disease.