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University of California

Public research university with 10 campuses and 5 medical centres

No other university does as much for so many as the University of California. For almost 150 years, the University of California has educated the brightest minds and helped California become a beacon of innovation. Our campuses routinely are ranked among the best in the world. But our reach extends beyond campus borders. Our people connect the dots, exchange ideas, make advancements and unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe every day. They engage local governments and underserved schools, save lives and improve health, protect the environment and push the boundaries of space. And it adds up to an immense direct impact on the economy. UC supports 430,000 jobs and contributes over $46 billion to the California economy each year.

As of 2020:

  • 10 campuses
  • 5 medical centers
  • 3 national laboratories
  • 160 academic disciplines
  • 800 degree programs
  • 280,380 students
  • 227,700 employees
  • 2.0 million living alumni
  • 64 Nobel laureates
  • 430,000 jobs supported
  • $46.3 billion contributed to California economy
  • Secures $7 in federal and private dollars for every $1 in research funding provided by the state of California

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People at University of California

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Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine.

Leonard Hayflick

Professor of Anatomy, University of California

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Public information officer at University of California

Mathew Blurton-Jones

Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior at University of California.

Marcelo Wood

Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior at University of California.

University of California News

Secondhand cannabis smoke is four times more harmful than cigarette

Independent - 02-Apr-2022

Bong smoking at home exposes family members to higher concentrations of toxic particles


Breathing polluted air may increase your risk of dementia

Alzforum - 10-Dec-2020

Breathing fine particles can shrink your brain; there may be other causes too


COVID-19 advanced testing lab created by UC Berkeley scientists

University of California, Berkeley - 30-Mar-2020

In response to mass testing needs, they employ robotics and automation for accuracy and speed


Metastudy reviews impact of mitochondrial aging on cardiovascular disease (LEAF) - 18-Mar-2020

Still lots to discover, but SENS already looking at ways to stop it in its tracks


Donor supercentenarian’s cells help unlock mysteries of super-longevity

Longevity Technology - 28-Feb-2020

Evidence of cellular age reversal demonstrated in this gateway research


Human trials on dementia vaccine to begin in the next 18 to 24 months

ABC News - 31-Dec-2019

If successful, will be the breakthrough of the decade, researchers say


Video game that improves mindfulness

Medical Xpress - 27-Dec-2019

Team is aiming to change the cognitive, emotional processes of people by the video game


Telomere length linked to the nervous system

Medical Xpress - 26-Sep-2019

According to the study, shortening in the telomere length have reflected in our brain structure


Biological age reversed with growth hormone and diabetes drugs cocktail

Nature - 05-Sep-2019

Small, uncontrolled trial, but (potentially) very exciting results


New transgenic mouse model with human brain immune cells

New Atlas - 06-Aug-2019

Breakthrough will allow scientists to understand more profoundly how Alzheimer's disease progresses


Waist size predicts risk of an early death in postmenopausal women

NHS - 25-Jul-2019

Shape of the body matters - it's best to aim for a "pear-shaped" body


Vision has been partially restored of six blind people

Independent - 13-Jul-2019

This research can be revolutionary and life-changing for people with complete blindness


Turbocharging the brain with Klotho

New York Times - 02-Apr-2019

Smart drugs will increase social disparity unless available to all


Bacteria causing gum disease may play a role in triggering Alzheimer's

NHS - 24-Jan-2019

Keeping your gum healthy may save you from Alzheimer's disease


Military tests brain implants that change your mood

IB Times - 27-Nov-2017

DARPA is funding research into "mind control" chips. Closed loop brain implants use artificial i...


Influence of the "first flu"

BBC - 11-Nov-2016

UK expert said 2 hemagglutinin could explain different patterns in flu pandemics