Category: Research highlights

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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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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