Berkeley Research at a Glance

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Top U.S. University with highest number of highly ranked graduate programs


Nobel laureates


Members of the National Academy of Sciences


Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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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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January 2, 2019

New year brings accolades to history department

A “bumper crop” of prestigious awards, prizes and honors will be presented Wednesday, Jan. 3 in Chicago to UC Berkeley faculty members by the American Historical Association, the nation’s most important professional association for historians.
December 31, 2018

Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could be new standard treatment for neurological disorders

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson’s. The device, named the WAND, works like a “pacemaker for the brain,” monitoring the brain’s electrical activity and delivering electrical stimulation if it detects something amiss.

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January 7, 2019

Deadly plant pathogens, including sudden oak death, are being introduced to California landscapes through well-intentioned habitat restoration efforts, a team of scientists led by adjunct environmental science, policy, and management professor…

January 7, 2019

American diplomats in Cuba who complained in 2016 of high-pitched, droning sounds that were giving them headaches, nausea, and hearing loss -- and indeed were shown to have signs of concussion and other brain injuries -- may have been mistaking…

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January 4, 2019

C. Brenhin Keller, a postdoctoral fellow at the campus-affiliated Berkeley Geochronology Center, stumbled upon an explanation for a geological mystery called the Great Unconformity during his research on zircons, minerals that are so…