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Among a group of 40 health care professionals observed by the study authors, those without masks touched their faces nearly four times as often as those who wore masks, indicating that masks not only are an effective barrier to disease transmission, but also may reduce face-touching, at least among health care professionals.
The researchers determined "medical vulnerability" by referencing indicators identified by the CDC, including heart conditions, diabetes, current asthma, immune conditions (such as lupus, gout, rheumatoid arthritis), liver conditions, obesity and smoking within the previous 30 days. Additionally, the researchers added e-cigarettes to tobacco and cigar use.
UCSF has awarded UCSF Medals to three national leaders, all of whom have advanced diversity and inclusion, including through mentorship that has helped to place more underrepresented voices in the sciences.
Goldstein will replace Maureen Brodie, MA, CO-OP, who is retiring. The UCSF Office of the Ombuds provides alternative dispute resolution services for all members of the UCSF community, including faculty, staff, administrators, students, post-doctoral fellows and other trainees.
None of the individual tumor genetic differences that were identified are likely to explain significant differences in health outcomes or to prevent Black Americans from benefiting from a new generation of precision prostate cancer therapies, researchers say, as long as the therapies are applied equitably.
A new model of the causes of breast cancer, created by a team led by researchers at UCSF, Genentech and Stanford University, is designed to capture the complex interrelationships between dozens of primary and secondary breast cancer causes and stimulate further research.
In 2020, as the world faces another new virus stoking fear and uncertainty, San Francisco may be uniquely up to the challenge. Strong ties between UCSF, local government agencies and community groups, forged in the fire of the AIDS epidemic, and a deep bench of infectious disease expertise, has helped the city flatten the curve and better understand this new disease.
Colleagues are mourning the passing of Zena Werb, PhD, a giant in the field of cancer biology whose four decades of research at UCSF informed the rise of immunotherapy and other modern approaches to cancer treatment.
UCSF scientists assembled an international research team that has figured out how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, hijacks proteins in host cells that serve as master regulators of key cellular processes.