Researchers find neural compensation in people with Alzheimer’s-related protein

Brains capable of neural workaround that compensates for Alzheimer's protein

UC Berkeley researchers have found that the human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings could help explain how some older adults with beta-amyloid deposits in their brain retain normal cognitive function while others develop dementia.

Berkeley’s Eco Ensemble to perform at Venice Music Biennale

Berkeley’s Eco Ensemble to perform at Venice Music Biennale

The campus’s new-music “dream team” is headed to Italy for two concerts featuring works by Berkeley music-composition faculty and alumni at what the ensemble”s founder, Edmund Campion, calls “one of the most visible and important sites for new music today.”