Medicine

Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci backs universal health care, expects slow return to ‘normal’

In a wide-ranging discussion, Fauci covers many of the issues that have come to define the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Cronutt post-op

How a UCSF team is giving Cronutt the sea lion a second chance with neuroscience

Cronutt, a sea lion suffering from toxic algae-induced epilepsy — a problem on the rise due to climate change — gets a shot at a better life.

Doudna reacts with surprise to her win

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.

Woman sneezing on a couch

Is it the flu, a cold or COVID-19?

Infectious disease specialists share how to tell the difference.

Charles Rice at desk

UC Davis alum Charles Rice wins Nobel Prize

Now professor at The Rockefeller University, he shared the 2020 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.

Surgical masks in an orderly pile

Which type of face covering works best?

New UC Davis research compares surgical, N95 and homemade cloth masks.

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This diet is popular — but it doesn’t work

Research shows intermittent fasting is not effective on its own for weight loss.

SARS-CoV-2 infection (green, left) is inhibited by 25HC treatment (right)

Statins reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol that virus uses to infect

Researchers discovered that cholesterol-lowering statins reduced risk of severe COVID-19 infection.

Baby sleeping in purple hat

Why you should never feel guilty about getting a good night’s sleep

UCLA researchers behind a new study on the human brain say ‘sleep is as important as food.’

COVID-19 wheel with dog smelling it

Can dogs detect COVID-19?

Some very good dogs are trying.

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