Alzheimer’s Disease and the Cerebellum’s Unlikely Partnership

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible neurodegenerative disorder and is characterized by progressive impairment of cognitive and memory functions. It is also the leading form of dementia, a syndrome that includes deterioration in memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities, and primarily affects elderly people. According to the study Forecasting the global burden
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Perseverance, Brilliance and Charm: An Interview With Mary Gaillard

This article is part of STEMinism in the Spotlight, a monthly interview series. Mary K. Gaillard is an extraordinarily accomplished physicist. In 1981, she became UC Berkeley’s first tenured female physicist. She is currently a UC Berkeley Physics Department professor emeritus and professor of the graduate school. She received her BA in physics from Hollins
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Berkeley keeps the spoonfuls of sugar down

In November 2014, the city of Berkeley passed Measure D, a tax intended to improve the health of Berkeley residents by reducing their consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and funding community gardening and nutrition programs. The ordinance levied a cent-per-fluid-ounce tax on distributors, such as stores and restaurants, that buy SSBs from manufacturers and sell them
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Striving for Environmental Justice: An Interview with Rachel Morello-Frosch

This article is part of STEMinism in the Spotlight, a monthly interview series. With the increasing urgency of the climate crisis, Rachel Morello-Frosch’s research could not be more important. Her work focuses on environmental justice and environmental health disparities, and she emphasizes working with communities to conduct research and develop solutions. Rachel Morello-Frosch is a
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