Medicine

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Single-payer systems likely to save money in US, analysis finds

Lower administrative and drug costs would be main drivers of cost savings, new study says.

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A better flu shot could be on the horizon

Biomolecular engineer Rebecca DuBois is collaborating on a large NIH project to create a universal vaccine for influenza.

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New helmet design can deal with sports’ twists and turns

UC Berkeley neurologist Robert Knight has designed a helmet that can absorb blows today's helmets don't protect against.

Basilard CEO Brynley Lee and founder Masa Rao

Putting gene therapy in reach

A disruptive new technology could bring cellular engineering and its lifesaving potential to more people.

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E-scooters show alarming spike in injuries

Hospital admissions quadrupled in last four years, UCSF study finds, mainly in young adults. 

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UC San Diego doctors come together to save eyesight of 3-year-old gorilla

Mother and child receive treatment together as medical team assists in surgery to remove cataract caused by trauma.

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Diet soda may be hurting your diet

Evidence suggests that artificial sweeteners are linked to chronic issues like obesity and diabetes. Should they be taxed?

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Zika vaccine protects fetus in pregnant monkeys

An experimental Zika vaccine shows promise for preventing mother-to-fetus transmission of the virus.

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Have you found meaning in life? Your answer influences your health and well-being

A new study examines meaning in life and its relationship with physical, mental and cognitive functioning.

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Drugs that quell brain inflammation reverse dementia

‘We can reverse brain aging,’ says UC Berkeley biologist Daniela Kaufer.

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