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Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.


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Latest Research News

July 1, 2020

Light Shows the Way to Build “Smart” Infrastructure

Rather than close the New York City subway Canarsie Tunnel for repairs, a team including Kenichi Soga, Berkeley professor of civil engineering, developed a plan to strengthen the walls with fiber-reinforced polymer and install fiber optic sensors to remotely monitor the tunnel’s vulnerability to future damage. Soga explained his work to advance this technology and speed its implementation in major infrastructure projects. His work is supported by the Bakar Fellows program.
June 30, 2020

Remembering the history of polio can help in finding a coronavirus vaccine

On a spring morning in 1955, a pair of press officers greeted a mob of reporters in a stately hall on the University of Michigan campus. The officers had hot news: A clinical trial of the long-awaited polio vaccine had proved it to be safe and effective. The reporters nearly rioted in their scramble to spread the word. Once they did, church bells rang, and people ran into the streets to cheer.

In the Media

July 1, 2020

What do indigenous people from the Amazon rainforest, American adults, pre-school children and macaque monkeys have in common? Not a huge amount, you'd imagine – but it turns out that the way humans and monkeys deal with ideas is very, very…

July 1, 2020

UC Berkeley researchers announced Tuesday they have begun trials of a saliva test for COVID-19 that would eliminate the need for taking painful nasal swabs. The announcement came from researchers with the Innovative Genomics Institute —…

June 30, 2020

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has selected Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos, of the University of California, Berkeley as the recipient of the 2021 Priestley Medal, the Society's highest honor. Alivisatos, the…