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Campus Inventiveness

The Camarosa strawberry, developed at UC Davis, is bigger and has a longer shelf life than the Chandler variety next to it. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
Melissa Greenlee’s hearing is tested in Seattle before receiving a cochlear implant. Such treatments were invented or refined at UC San Francisco. (AP)
UC San Francisco invented the hepatitus B vaccine, one of 800 U.S. patents the school holds. Chandler Campbell, 5, cries while receiving a shot. (AP)
Google co-founders Larry Page, left, and Sergey Brin take a break at company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. They developed the Internet search engine as students at Stanford, which got a $336-million windfall over the last two years after Google went public, thanks to the university’s equity share from a licensing agreement. (AP)