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In the week after former President Donald J. Trump tweeted about “the Chinese virus,” the number of coronavirus-related tweets with anti-Asian hashtags rose precipitously, a new study from UCSF has found.
We asked UCSF infectious disease expert Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, to unpack some of the big questions around vaccine science, such as how the Johnson & Johnson vaccine differs, how well it works against the new variants, and whether you should be worried about transmitting the virus after vaccination.
The University of California announced a pioneering open access agreement with the world’s largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, making significantly more of the University’s research available to people worldwide – immediately and at no cost.
UCSF leaders Sam Hawgood, Mark Laret, and Renee Navarro issue a statement to the Bay Area community condemning a recent increase in assaults against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
UCSF and UC Berkeley today announced a long-term research partnership with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and its parent company, Roche Holding AG, to speed the development of new therapeutics for debilitating brain diseases and disorders of the central nervous system.
In 2020, UCSF again was the top public recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Health, maintaining the spot for the 14th year in a row. UCSF continued to rank high among all public and private institutions nationwide, ranking third overall.
New results from an ongoing collaborative effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 shows that the prevalence of a coronavirus lineage, characterized by the L452R substitution and two other mutations in the virus’s spike protein, has significantly increased in recent months.
UCSF researchers found that mice in which activity of a protein called eIF4E is diminished, either genetically or pharmaceutically, gain only half the weight of other mice, even if all the mice eat a high-fat diet.
On average, black women in the US die during pregnancy or childbirth at three to four times the rate of white women. Most public health experts would label this trend a “health disparity.” Monica McLemore is one of those experts, but she isn’t afraid to call out the racism behind the statistics.