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Scientists at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings us closer to suppressing them on a continental scale. The study used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing more...
Ambient air pollution contributes to more than a million preventable deaths annually in China, and burning coal is by far the biggest contributor to air pollution. But one possible solution proposed by the Chinese more...
A UC Berkeley School of Public Health research team has been awarded a $3.6 million, five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to develop new approaches for simulating and optimizing surveillance networks that more...
Parasite-carrying snails can travel long distances, spreading a deadly disease along the way, according to new research led by UC Berkeley. The study is the first to find genetic evidence for long-distance movements—as far more...
On November 16, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed Asa Bradman, associate professor of Environmental Health Science at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Bradman more...
Low-income and Latina pregnant women who seek care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General have widespread exposure to environmental pollutants, many of which show up in higher levels in newborns than the mothers, according to a more...
A new study of air quality in early childhood education (ECE) environments in Northern California discovered that levels of several cancer-causing chemicals exceed the age-adjusted “Safe Harbor” levels set by California’s more...
UC Berkeley is designing exchange programs for public health scholars with Peking University, following the signing of memorandums of understanding between the two institutions. “We look forward to even greater forms of more...
The National Institutes of Health today announced $157 million in awards in fiscal year 2016 to launch a seven-year initiative called Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). The ECHO program will more...
A UC Berkeley School of Public Health research team has been awarded a $2 million, 3-year grant by the National Science Foundation to develop new approaches for understanding and responding to changes in waterborne more...
climate change map
Health and safety of Olympians has been an ongoing story at Summer Olympic games. In 2008, air quality raised concerns in Beijing, while 2016 has been dogged with questions about polluted water and the Zika virus. Now, a new more...
A UC Berkeley-led research team will search for causes of leukemia—the most common cancer in children—with a new, four-year, $6 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of more...
Beijing and smog
China’s plans to curb Beijing’s health-damaging air pollution by focusing on restricting emissions from power plants and vehicles may have limited impact if household use of coal and other dirty fuels is not also curtailed, more...
The shampoos, lotions and other personal care products you use can affect the amount of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in one’s body, a new study showed. (iStockphoto)
A new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas demonstrates how even a short break from certain kinds of makeup, shampoos and lotions can lead to a significant drop in levels of more...
Many women collect and store their breastmilk for later personal use or for donations to hospitals or milk banks. But chemicals leaching from the plastic materials used for collection, handling, and long-term storage of more...
Asa Bradman, associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health and faculty affiliate of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), became chair of Biomonitoring California’s more...
Taking a deep breath might be a bit harder for children exposed early in life to a widely used class of pesticides in agriculture, according to a new paper by UC Berkeley researchers. A new study has linked the levels of more...
Kirk R. Smith, professor of global environmental health at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, is one of three recipients of the 2014 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award. He was recognized for his leadership in research and more...
In 2009, cell biologist Lin He changed the direction of her research after a surprisingly fruitful collaboration with a woman scientist in Beijing. The same program that funded that successful project, the Chau Hoi Shuen more...
A study published February in Environmental Health Perspectives investigates the relationship between flame retardants and childhood obesity. Researchers examined whether pre- and post-natal exposure to the components of more...

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