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UCSF is launching a new initiative to propel the development of living therapeutics – a category of treatments broadly defined as human and microbial living cells that are selected, modified, or engineered to treat or cure disease – and bring them quickly to patients.
UCSF School of Nursing alum Quinn Grundy, PhD ’15, RN, shines a light on how sales reps from pharmaceutical and other health care companies skirt scrutiny, and get their products used in hospitals and doctors’ offices, by forging relationships with nurses.
The viruses that cause polio and COVID-19 mutate, but treatments for the diseases don’t. For over 20 years, UCSF and Gladstone Institutes scientist Leor Weinberger, PhD, has been thinking of ways to make vaccines work more efficiently by being adaptive, rather than static.
Can dieting help you live longer? Do microbes control your immune system? Can studying snakes help stop the next pandemic? UCSF microbiologist Peter Turnbaugh, PhD, interviews famous scientists and rising stars about research quests that span the spectrum of health.
UCSF researchers wanted to see if simple tweaks, like avoiding nighttime interruptions to promote sleep, nixing certain prescription drugs, and promoting exercise and social engagement, could decrease delirium in hospitalized older adults.
In 1981, a mysterious illness began overwhelming the San Francisco community. Since those early days of the epidemic, UCSF has steadfastly been at the forefront of patient care, research and community partnerships in the battle against HIV and AIDS.
Over the past four decades, UCSF has led the way in its heroic response to the AIDS epidemic, both locally and globally. This timeline covers some of the highlights at UCSF, in the nation and around the world after a mysterious disease affecting gay men was first reported on June 5, 1981.
Researchers from the UCSF School of Nursing have joined a newly launched national collaborative to study the impacts of COVID-19 on members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.