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MARCH 10, 2015
Wafer UC Berkeley researchers have created a "heart on a chip" that uses human cardiac muscle cells derived from adult stem cells to model how a human heart reacts to cardiovascular drugs. The system could one day replace animals in testing the safety and effectiveness of new medications. 

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Bolting cement pieces
A UC Berkeley research team led by Ronald Rael, associate professor of architecture, used a 3-D printer to build the first large powder-based cement structure ever made. The debut of the curvy structure, called "Bloom," demonstrates the architectural potential of 3-D printing. Video and slideshow.  

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Handcuffed hands
Restorative justice is about repairing harm, not punishing. The movement is growing all over the world, and at Berkeley, too. The Restorative Justice Center has trained more than 400 students and staff in the practice, and placed more than 75 students in internships and mentorships. An average of 100 local cases a year are diverted to restorative justice programs.  

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Bakar Fellow Andreas Martin targets cancer's disposal system.

Gravitational lenses offer opportunity to see the star explode.

Haas researchers see content creators dropping out of social networks.

Campus to preview Tom Laqueur's Death With Interruptions
Longtime political science professor taught the virtues of public service. 
Agnes Szelag restores bells' original purpose as messengers.

Applications open for Berkeley Staff Assembly annual awards.

Rosemary Joyce tells the real story of archaeological research.

Chemistry grad student David Litt says facts are the persuaders.

Video series captures untold moments in women's history.
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