Medicine

A couple, one not able to sleep

Why can’t I sleep?

Why are some of us insomniacs and others “super sleepers”? Researchers are finding answers in our genes.

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Blood donations needed to ease nation-wide shortage

The nation is in the midst of a blood shortage — consider making a donation.

UCSF alumnus Stephen Hode, M.D. '03

Turns out, designing a COVID vaccine was easy

The hard part was everything that came next, says UCSF alum Stephen Hoge, president of Moderna.

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Prolonging life for those on dialysis

A $3M National Institutes of Health grant to three UC campuses will seek to improve survival rates for patients on dialysis.

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A cellular culprit for Type 1 diabetes

Researchers have identified a predictive causal role for specific cell types in the condition, which affects more than 1.6 million Americans.

Ronke Olabisi

Helping humans heal

Ronke Olabisi is working on a cell regenerative therapy with potential applications in chronic wounds, burns and aging.

MRI of glioblastomas

Immunotherapy for hard-to-treat cancers ready to move toward clinical trials

Researchers have demonstrated how to engineer smart immune cells that are effective against solid tumors.

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Wildfire smoke linked to skin disease in first-of-its-kind study

A new study suggests that the dangers posed by wildfire smoke may also extend to the largest organ in the human body: the skin.

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For COVID-19 long-haulers, few answers, but meditation and peer support offer some relief

As scientists try to understand lingering COVID-19 health issues, a new program hopes to give patients better tools to cope with the debilitating symptoms.

Jackie Robinson signing autographs at a game

Did racism kill Jackie Robinson?

Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball over 70 years ago, breaking down barriers for future generations. Now, scientists ask — did racism lead to Robinson's early death?

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