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University of California, Berkeley

From a group of academic pioneers in 1868 to the Free Speech Movement in 1964, Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions and improve the world.

The University of California was founded in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would "contribute even more than California's gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations."

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Researchers have developed a hand-held, user-friendly version of the ophthalmoscope to detect eye disease caused by diabetes.
Berkeley engineers are developing a new technology that could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of early breast cancer detection through the use of microfluidics.
A new study has found that people who ate more fast food were exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates than people who ate more home-cooked meals.
Neuroscientists, using rats, have demonstrated the brain's flexibility by training neurons that normally process input from the eyes to control a computer-generated tone.
Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley have tracked the progress of a single thought through the brain.
Vision scientists at UC Berkeley and the University of Toronto have discovered that naturally occurring molecules known as lipid mediators have the potential to halt the progression of glaucoma, the world’s second-leading cause of blindness.
Howard Gillman, chancellor at the University of California at Irvine, and Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the Berkeley School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley write, "Contrary to the views of many protesters, individuals do not have a right to prevent others from speaking" in this commentary in The Chroncile of Higher Education.
Neuroscientist Matthew Walker is dead serious about the dangers of sleep deprivation — now more than ever, perhaps, as bedrooms everywhere glow from the screens of round-the-clock technology consumption.
A student-designed medical device to diagnose pneumonia has been named the winner of the student category of Fast Company‘s 2017 Innovation by Design Awards.
Researchers at Boston University and the University of California believe getting feedback on why an AI device makes a particular decision may improve accuracy and increase the trust humans put in machines.