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As cases of COVID-19 continue to mount in Navajo Nation, UC San Francisco is sending a second team of health care workers — 13 nurses and six physicians — to Arizona to help provide urgently needed support to the largest hospitals serving Navajo patients.
Amid so little good news, early clinical trial results for the anti-viral drug remdesivir have offered hope. The drug appeared to help patients recover faster, from 15 days to 11 days. But the newest obstacle may be the uncertainty that surrounds how the drug will be distributed to patients.
UCSF is launching a workforce training and technical assistance program in partnership with the California Department of Public Health to facilitate the training of thousands of individuals across the state in public health techniques and strategies, including contact tracing, case investigation and administration, to limit the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
UCSF researchers now have reported a new method to design and test cell therapies, one they expect will speed the development of new life-saving treatments not only for cancer, but for other diseases, too.