Medicine

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How worried should you be about the new coronavirus variant?

UCSF infectious disease expert Charles Chiu on how the new variant emerged, whether available vaccines will still work and what we need to do now.

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Developing a drug for stuttering

The UC Riverside School of Medicine will serve as a lead site for a clinical trial on stuttering.

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How UC fought COVID-19 in 2020

A look at where we started and how far we’ve come following the unprecedented mobilization of the health and research enterprise against a devastating pandemic.

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Vaccination begins — a watershed moment in COVID-19 pandemic

UC medical centers begin administering the long-hoped for vaccine to essential and frontline workers.

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Breast milk could help treat COVID-19 and protect babies

A new study suggests the breastmilk of mothers who have recovered from COVID-19 contains strong antibodies to the virus.

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The 10 biggest (non-COVID!) science stories you might have missed in 2020

During any other year, these groundbreaking advances would have been big news. Here’s some of what you may have missed while you were busy washing your hands.

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The frightening uncertainty of long-haul COVID-19

UC Davis Health recently launched the region’s first Post-COVID-19 Clinic to give care and counsel to the most long-suffering patients.

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UCLA nursing professor shares her experience as a subject in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Kristen Choi says it is important for doctors and nurses to discuss side effects with patients and reassure them about the vaccine’s safety.

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New CRISPR-based COVID-19 test uses smartphone cameras to spot virus RNA

The low-cost diagnostic tool can provide accurate results in under 30 minutes and is simple enough to be made available in the home.

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Scientists discover how COVID-19 virus causes multiple organ failure in mice

Researchers study the disease’s systemic effects in the heart, kidneys, spleen and other organs.

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