Tag Archives: human health

Scientists wield gene editing with CRISPR in the fight against HIV

The global epidemic of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has been a leading public health concern for almost four decades. Left untreated, HIV eventually infects and destroys T cells—a cornerstone of the human immune system—leading to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the inability of the body to fight off routine infections. Presently there is no
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Piper Promotes: QB3 Award for Innovation Ceremony, Thursday, October 18, 2012

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 4:00 to 5:15 pm, the Awards for Innovation, sponsored by Deloitte and QB3 will be presented. The Awards for Innovation go to the student, post-doc, staff scientist or team from UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, or UC San Francisco that has made the greatest innovation in the area of human health.

The five finalists have been chosen and you can see videos of them on the QB3 Youtube channel. The finalists were chosen by judges from industry, venture capital, and academia. The winners are being chosen by UC students, faculty and staff. You can make your vote for a winner on the QB3 Facebook Page.

The ceremony will include five-minute talks by each of the five finalists, a keynote with Steve Beckwith, Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of California, Office of the President, and the award presentation by Matthew Hudes, the U.S. Managing Principal for Biotechnology at Deloitte.  A reception will follow the ceremony. Registration is free and available here.
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