Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Medical Personnel Join NYC Coronavirus Battle; Curry Delivers Surprise MessageA group of 20 UC San Francisco health care workers -- 12 physicians and eight nurses -- boarded a flight to New York Saturday to join the battle against the coronavirus in that city and were treated to a special shoutout from Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry.
UC San Francisco Seeks Citizen Scientists To Learn More About COVID-19UCSF scientists are hoping that a newly reconfigured research app goes viral and generates data that can be used to fight against the coronavirus.
Scientists Focus On Antibody Tests That Could Be Key In Getting People Back To WorkScientists in the Bay Area and around the country are focusing on antibody tests that could determine who has recovered from the coronavirus without ever knowing it. The results could be key in getting people back to work.
Moraga Boy Fighting Leukemia Challenged By COVID-19 Reducing Blood SupplyMany people trying to donate blood recently have been turned away due to social distancing restrictions placed on blood banks during the coronavirus pandemic.
San Francisco Doctor: "I Am An ER Physician And I Have COVID-19"UCSF Emergency Room Doctor Rosny Daniel has been on the front lines in the Bay Area's battle against the coronavirus. Now, he's become a patient.
Coronavirus Update: Two UC San Francisco Medical Health Workers Test Positive For Coronavirus Two University of California-San Francisco health care workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, hospital officials announced late Saturday.
UCSF Study: Juul Delivers More Nicotine To Blood Than Cigarettes, Other E-CigsA new study finds the company's products delivers significantly more nicotine to the blood per puff than other e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes.
Missing Mendocino County Teen Found At Ferry Building; 22-Year-Old ArrestedPolice with the University of California San Francisco say a 22-year-old man who had been with a 13-year-old Mendocino County girl found Sunday afternoon after being missing for two days has been arrested and taken into custody.
Study: E-Cigarettes Increase Risk Of Lung Disease; Vaping Combined With Smoking Triples RiskA new study on the health effects of e-cigarettes shows vaping significantly increases the risk of developing chronic lung diseases, according to University of California, San Francisco researchers.
UCSF Researchers Focus On 'Aging Into Homelessness' In Bay AreaAt a time when most of his peers are collecting their pensions, Earl Pratt is collecting cans. At 57 years old, he's homeless for the first time in his life.
UCSF Researchers Find 'Circumstantial Evidence' Linking Virus To Mysterious Polio-Like Illness UCSF scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children.
The UCSF Guide To Healthy And Happy EatingWe all want easy answers, but nutrition science is an imperfect and evolving field. The food research in our newsfeeds is often overhyped and misinterpreted or skewed by human error, scientific bias, and weak methodology. And when it is wrong, the stakes are high.
Synthetic Speech Generated From Brain RecordingsA state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract – an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue and larynx.
Simple Blood Test Unmasks Concussions Absent On CT Scans Many patients with concussion have normal CT scans and are discharged from the hospital without follow-up. But a blood test that is currently under development and costs a fraction of the price of a brain scan may flag concussion in these CT-negative patients, enabling them to be evaluated for long-term complications.
Scorpion Toxin That Targets ‘Wasabi Receptor’ May Help Solve Mystery of Chronic PainResearchers at UC San Francisco and the University of Queensland have discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the “wasabi receptor,” a chemical-sensing protein found in nerve cells that’s responsible for the sinus-jolting sting of wasabi and the flood of tears associated with chopping onions.