Health

Jerome R. Singer, pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging, dies at 97

Jerome Singer

8/6/2019 - Jerome R. Singer, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus and a pioneer in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), passed away July 30. He was 97. Singer taught and conducted research for 25 years in the electrical engineering and computer sciences and the biophysics departments at Berkeley.

Berkeley students get a global perspective of technology innovation

Globe Ambassadors

7/9/2019 - Twenty UC Berkeley students — most with limited travel experience, including some who have never left the United States — went on a whirlwind educational tour of Singapore and the Philippines earlier this summer to learn firsthand how technology innovation and application is approached in countries outside of the United States.

Bats' brains sync when they socialize

bats

6/20/2019 - A new UC Berkeley study from bioengineer Michael Yartsev is the first to observe synchronized brain activity in a non-human species engaging in natural social interactions. The finding opens the door to future study on how our brains process social interactions.

Machines that heal

Rikky Muller and nerual dust component

5/1/2019 Rikky Muller is building tiny, wireless devices that can be implanted in the brain, with the aim of treating conditions such as epilepsy or spinal cord injuries.

Q+A on the future of food

Ricardo San Martin lecturing

5/1/2019 Ricardo San Martin weighs in on the alternative meat industry and the challenges of developing plant-based meats.

Protecting health data privacy

Graphic of health tools on portable device

5/1/2019 Artificial intelligence can identify individuals by correlating step data from activity trackers and smartphones with demographic data.

Detecting superbugs

Researcher with DETECT test samples

5/1/2019 DETECT is a test that can quickly identify strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by recognizing specific enzymes in urine samples.

Sensors get flexible

Oximeter array printed on flexible plastic

5/1/2019 Researchers have created a flexible sensor that can be used over large areas of skin, tissue and organs to detect blood-oxygen levels.

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