KQED Quest producer Sheraz Sadiq profiles Kathy Ann Miller, a curator and seaweed expert in UC Berkeley's University Herbarium, in the video "Preserving the Forest of the Sea." Sadiq says he was struck by Miller's "enthusiasm and warmth, especially when describing her herbarium 'home' and its red, green and brown-hued precious occupants whom she has cherished for over 30 years."
Public-health policy for AIDS prevention in sub-Saharan Africa underestimates the role that cheating spouses play in transmitting the virus, according to new research from UC Berkeley. For the new study, scientists created a highly detailed mathematical model to estimate whether HIV-positive individuals were infected during or prior to their current relationship.
German-born Michael Rape, associate professor of molecular and cell biology, is one of three recipients of the 2013 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science, which is awarded every year to immigrant scientists under 39 who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. The prize and $35,000 will be presented in April in New York City.
Anne Treisman, professor emerita of psychology at UC Berkeley and Princeton University, is among 12 researchers to receive the National Medal of Science. One of the highest honors granted by the U.S. government, the annual award recognizes people who have made outstanding contributions to chemistry, engineering, computing, mathematics, or the biological, behavioral/social and physical sciences.