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University of California, Berkeley

The University of California was founded in 1868 following in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly established 31st state. The flagship campus at Berkeley is one of the preeminent universities in the world. Its faculty boasts over 20 Nobel laureates, a major research library, and more than 350 academic programs.

Scientific research has been a hallmark of the University of California, Berkeley, since the end of the 19th century when M. E. Jaffe aided in the understanding of the importance of vitamins, minerals, and proteins, as well as elucidating the negative role of cholesterol and fats. In the 1920s, Berkeley investigators identified Vitamin E and the flu virus. In 1937, John Lawrence first used radioisotopes to control disease, thus giving birth ...

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