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COVID-19 Vaccines Are Moving Fast, But Will Americans Agree to Get Them?

Only one in three U.S. adults received the flu vaccine in 2018, a number that has critical implications for the impending flu season, which threatens to overwhelm medical resources and lead to tens of thousands of deaths at a time when Americans are still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctor preparing to administer vaccine shot.

Female Chromosomes Offer Resilience to Alzheimer’s

UCSF scientists now have evidence from research that women with Alzheimer’s live longer than men with the disease because they have genetic protection from the ravages of the disease.

illustration of two X chromosomes

Smartphones May Help Detect Diabetes

Researchers at UCSF have developed a “digital biomarker” that would use a smartphone’s built-in camera to detect diabetes.

holding smartphone with diabetes detection app