Devices & inventions

Roach-inspired robot

10/25/2019 Engineers have created an insect-sized robot that can move as fast as a cockroach and withstand the weight of the average human.

Keeping edited cells healthy

Yuhong Cao with nanoEP filter

10/25/2019 Researchers have developed a better technique to deliver macromolecules into cells, using inexpensive lab equipment.

New frontiers in gene editing

Illustration of ribbons and helix patterns

10/25/2019 Berkeley bioengineers are developing new techniques and tools to advance CRISPR-Cas9 applications, which could have implications for nearly every genetic disease.

Mass-producing biomaterials

Illustration detail of human cisculatory system

10/25/2019 A new 3D printing technique may allow whole organs, living tissue, bone and blood vessels to be printed on demand.

Wearable sensors detect what’s in your sweat

sensor on forehead

8/16/2019 - A team of Berkeley engineers is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what's in sweat, potentially supplanting invasive procedures like blood draws and providing real-time updates on health conditions.

Jerome R. Singer, MRI pioneer, dies at 97

Jerome Singer

8/6/2019 - Jerome R. Singer, professor emeritus and a pioneer in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), passed away in July. Singer taught and conducted research in the electrical engineering and computer sciences and the biophysics departments at Berkeley for 25 years.

Making the invisible visible

black carbon sensors

7/22/2019 Berkeley Lab - Berkeley researchers have developed a new type of sensor network that is affordable and capable of tracking soot (black carbon). With more than 100 custom-built sensors installed across West Oakland for 100 days, the team created the largest black carbon monitoring network deployed in a single city.

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