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In order for COVID-19 contact tracing to be effective in the United States, public health and government leaders must overcome deep ideological and cultural resistance among the public and deal with the ethical and technological challenges of using contact tracing apps.
Gene editing for the development of new treatments, and for studying disease as well as normal function in humans and other organisms, may advance more quickly with a new tool for cutting larger pieces of DNA out of a cell’s genome.
An international team of researchers studied the three lethal coronaviruses SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV in order to identify commonly hijacked cellular pathways and detect promising targets for broad coronavirus inhibition.
A free testing campaign at the Fruitvale BART station found an overall PCR-positivity rate — indicating active infection — of 3.5 percent, but the infection rate was considerably higher in Latinx (5.2 percent) and Maya individuals (8 percent).
Preliminary data from a study by UCSF and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub scientists suggests that new rapid COVID-19 tests – if used correctly and alongside existing gold-standard PCR tests – could be a valuable tool to accelerate the COVID-19 public health response.
The number of primary Spanish-speaking Latinx families in the San Francisco Bay Area who cannot afford to eat balanced meals and go to bed hungry has more than doubled since the pandemic, according to a new study by UCSF.
A new study by University of California researchers shows the promise of high-throughput DNA-sequencing technologies to improve prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy outcomes for women who have experienced an abnormal prenatal ultrasound.
UCSF schools have created new courses and expanded existing curriculum that address issues of structural racism in science and health care. They take an explicitly anti-racist approach, which advocates for interventions against racism instead of merely being not racist.
In the largest study to date of COVID-19 among non-hospitalized pregnant women, researchers analyzed the clinical course and outcomes of 594 women who tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus during pregnancy.
As the thousands of students head back to UCSF this fall, educators across campus have had to balance innovative distance learning opportunities with safely bringing learners back together for experiences that must take place in simulation labs, clinical settings, research labs, and more.
The UCSF researchers — whose work spans investigations into autism spectrum disorder (ASD), oncology, and mitochondrial disease — were among 85 awardees for the grants that the NIH says “will fund highly innovative and unusually impactful biomedical or behavioral research proposed by extraordinarily creative scientists.”