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October 20, 2011 by

Viruses harnessed as molecular building materials

Researchers at UC Berkeley have turned a benign virus called M13 into an engineering tool for assembling materials that mimic collagen, one of nature's building blocks. The process they developed could eventually be used to create bone, skin, and corneas.

April 20, 2010 by

Bill Gates: Making sense of microfinance

At UC Berkeley, Microsoft chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates discusses the pros and cons of microfinance. He says, while the interest rates are very high, the system can help developing countries improve basic services such as health care.

April 19, 2010 by

Bill Gates imagines his life 20 years from now

At a talk in front of students at UC Berkeley, Microsoft Chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates discusses the world issues he plans to work on during the next 20 years. He says his priorities are in developing vaccines for disease and improving health care for the poor.


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