Weill Neurohub to fuel race for new brain disease treatments

11/14/2019 Berkeley News - The newly launched Weill Neurohub, supported with a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, will bring together researchers in engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry and mathematics to speed the development of new therapies for brain and neural diseases.

Better eye screening

Eye exams being performed at a hospital in China.

10/25/2019 Researchers from the RADAR Lab have developed algorithms that can help with the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy—the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes—by detecting features in retinal images with better than 97% accuracy.

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.

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.

Get the lead out

Photo of water pipe cross-sections

10/25/2019 More than 18 million people in the United States are at risk from water pipes that leach lead. Now, researchers led by civil and environmental engineering professor Ashok Gadgil have devised a novel solution to this problem.

With AI, machines become expert at reading brain scans

Two brain scans: One as normally seen by a radiologist, and one with hemorrhaging areas highlighted by AI technology

10/22/2019 - A computer algorithm developed by scientists at UCSF and UC Berkeley bested two out of four expert radiologists at finding tiny brain hemorrhages in head scans — an advance that one day may help doctors treat patients with traumatic brain injuries, strokes and aneurysms.