Technology & engineering

Neuroscientist wins prize for cochlear implant contributions

Michael Merzenich is among five winners of the Russ Prize, bioengineering’s highest honor.
George Farquar demonstrates DNATrax

Technology quickly traces source of tainted food

Contaminated food sickens 1 in 6 Americans every year. DNATrax traces the bad stuff back to its source.
zebra finches

How songbirds may help build a better hearing aid

Avian ability to pinpoint 'signal' sounds inspires algorithm at the heart of a new type of auditory device.

2014 across UC

In many ways, it was a very good year at the University of California's campuses and labs.
lens-free microscope

Lens-free microscope detects cancer at the cellular level

Researchers develop device that can do the work of pathology lab microscopes
Hush earplugs

Student entrepreneurs find success with smart earplugs

Engineering trio turn a class project into a budding company.

Undergrads earn bronze medal in bioengineering competition

iGEM team worked to engineer a microbe to produce biofuel from cellulose.
students with laptops

Moving beyond 'bricks versus clicks'

Tech summit draws UC and industry leaders to explore applications that build on the things that make college great.
Aindrila Mukhopadhyay and Heather Jensen

Boosting biogasoline production in microbes

Biology and genetic engineering join forces to fuel production of a type of alcohol in E. coli.

UC to host technology summit

Summit will convene educators and industry experts around enhancing the student experience.