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New CRISPR-Based COVID-19 Test Kit Can Diagnose Infection in Less Than an Hour

New CRISPR-Based COVID-19 Test Kit Can Diagnose Infection in Less Than an Hour

April 16, 2020

Scientists have developed an inexpensive new test that can rapidly diagnose COVID-19 infections, a timely advance that comes as clinicians and public health officials are scrambling to cope with testing backlogs while the number of cases continues to climb. Developed at UC San Francisco and ...
Air Pollution and Smoking May Increase Coronavirus Risks, Worsen Outcomes

Air Pollution and Smoking May Increase Coronavirus Risks, Worsen Outcomes

April 9, 2020

Lung damage is the cause of most COVID-19 deaths, and lung damage also is a public health concern for smokers and anybody living under polluted skies. The assault to the lungs in COVID-19 and due to inhaled smoke and chemicals has led researchers to suspect ...
Confronting COVID-19: Donors' Generosity Put to Use at Lightning Speed Across UCSF

Confronting COVID-19: Donors' Generosity Put to Use at Lightning Speed Across UCSF

April 9, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to kill thousands of Americans and infect even more, UC San Francisco experts are driven to seek solutions to one of the most significant health challenges affecting the whole world. Recognizing that UCSF is on the front line of the Bay Area’s ...
Unveiling How Coronavirus Hijacks Our Cells to Help Rush New Drugs to Patients

Unveiling How Coronavirus Hijacks Our Cells to Help Rush New Drugs to Patients

March 25, 2020

UC San Francisco’s Nevan Krogan, PhD, hasn’t slept much since January, when cases of COVID-19 caused by a novel coronavirus began to spike in China, stoking fears of the ensuing global pandemic that has since affected more than 100 countries. During those fateful weeks, Krogan, director ...
UCSF Takes Steps to Stop COVID-19 Spread, Ensure Patient Safety

UCSF Takes Steps to Stop COVID-19 Spread, Ensure Patient Safety

March 24, 2020

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has forced individuals across the globe into quarantine in order to reduce the spread of the virus, and at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, that includes all nonessential personnel, according to Thomas ...
Responding to COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19

March 16, 2020

UCSF is responding to the outbreak of the respiratory illness COVID-19. Click to see the most updated information for the UCSF community, patients, clinicians, researchers, students, and staff.