Medicine

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California farmworkers hit hard by COVID-19, study finds

UC Berkeley researchers are conducting the first long-term study into the risk factors for, and prevalence of, COVID-19 in farmworker communities.

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Anatomy of a vaccine: What it takes to create a safe, effective COVID shot

No challenge has gripped the world this year like the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine. Inside the unprecedented effort to deliver one, quickly.

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Drug reverses age-related mental decline within days

Rapid rejuvenation in mice suggests physiological — and removable — blockages may be behind certain cognitive issues.

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What is COVID doing to our hearts?

The disease may damage cardiac muscle even in those who never displayed symptoms.

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Connection between COVID-19 and loss of smell uncovered by research team

About 70 percent of people with COVID-19 suddenly lose their sense of smell, although fewer seem to realize it, new analysis shows.

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New solution to kill coronavirus on common surfaces in seconds

Cold atmospheric plasma via jet spray could be used to quickly disinfect hospitals, transport and more.

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Rare set of conjoined twins successfully separated in 24-hour surgery at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Abigail and Micaela Bachinskiy are recovering at UC Davis Children’s Hospital after a marathon surgery.

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Critical blood shortages on the horizon unless enough donors step forward

You can save a life, even help someone fight COVID-19, by giving blood this holiday season — and it’s as safe as ever.

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UC campuses pilot a smartphone app that aims to limit spread of COVID-19

The app uses privacy-first technology that allows users to receive automatic smartphone notifications of a potential exposure to the virus.

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3 UCSF faculty named to Biden-Harris transition COVID-19 advisory board

David A. Kessler, Eric Goosby and Robert M. Rodriguez will help guide planning for the president-elect’s federal response to the pandemic.

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