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New long-distance wireless networking developed at UC Berkeley brings eye care to India

Berkeley -- Thousands of residents of rural villages in India are receiving quality eye care thanks to a collaborative effort between an Indian hospital network and the researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Intel Corporation who have developed a new technology for low-cost rural connectivity.... This new technology, based on "Wi-Fi" wireless networks, allows eye specialis...

UC Berkeley team helps win approval for life-saving drug for African women

Berkeley When a shipment of round, white tablets of the generic drug misoprostol lands in Nigeria this week, that country will become the first ever to allow distribution of this effective, inexpensive and stable drug to prevent and treat post-partum hemorrhage, the devastating bleeding experienced by thousands of women after childbirth.... Backed by technical assistance from a team of research...

UC Berkeley study finds in utero arsenic exposure tied to lung disease and cancer in adults

Berkeley -- Children who are exposed to high levels of arsenic in their drinking water are seven to 12 times more likely to die of lung cancer and other lung diseases in young adulthood, a new study by University of California, Berkeley, and Chilean researchers suggests. ... The risk of dying due to bronchiectasis, usually a rare lung disease, is 46 times higher than normal if the child's mother...
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