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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
"The University of California, Berkeley, and the community around it have been symbols of free speech for more than 50 years," writes Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. "But today Berkeley is facing extraordinary challenges to living up to this legacy."
New research by scientists shows for the first time that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults, a key advance in the early diagnosis and staging of the neurodegenerative disorder.
California’s record-breaking drought may be a wake-up call for many Golden State residents. But for Harry Williams, a Bishop Paiute elder whose reservation occupies 900 parched acres near the California-Nevada border, water scarcity is anything but new.