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Let’s get vaccinated, for our families and communities, says UC President Drake in a new video

President Drake, who provided vaccinations on a recent Sunday at a community hub in the Mission District, delivers a PSA on why getting immunized against COVID-19 is so important.


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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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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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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Jennifer Doudna wins 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry

Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley and UCSF professor and Berkeley Lab faculty scientist, shares the prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier for their discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as a tool for making targeted changes to the genome.

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Relief and joy abound: DACA recipients react to the Supreme Court victory

For thousands of UC DACA students, yesterday was the news they have been daring to hope for: that they can continue their educations, remain in their communities and keep contributing in their fields, from health care to education.

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Thank you to those lending hearts and minds to California’s recovery

From hospitals and labs to neighborhoods across California, UC staff, faculty, alumni and students are putting their creativity and compassion to work to help their neighbors and save lives.

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Overwhelmed by all things COVID-19? An expert answers your questions

From clothing to groceries, there's a lot of question marks these days. What should we actually worry about (and what’s just overkill)? Dr. John Swartzberg, professor emeritus of public health at UC Berkeley, gives us some clarity.

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Laurie Herraiz announced as new executive director of UC BRAID

UC BRAID is the systemwide coalition of National Institutes of Health Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) principal investigators, staff and faculty across five campuses, and a model of success for harnessing the talents of CTSA hubs to advance clinical research and science.

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The ultimate guide to staying safe in the sun

July is UV Safety Awareness Month. Everything you need to know to protect yourself is right here.


Sugar’s sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay the harm

The sugar industry has driven decades of biased research that shirk sugar's responsibility for chronic disease.

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Soda found to be uniquely harmful

Compared to equal amounts of starch, sugar sweetened calories present cardiometabolic risk.