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This years report includes a new diversity category, and four UC medical schools placed in the top 10. See how UCSF scored »

The new therapy essentially allows each patient to serve as their own stem cell donor.

A new model suggests rapid tests and shorter quarantines could be enough to stop infections from spreading.

New research finds that long overlooked astrocytes help regulate how long and how deep animals sleep. 

An immersive virtual reality video game boosted memory in healthy, older adults and could one day be used to treat cognitive impairment.

In the week after the former President tweeted about “the Chinese virus,” the use of anti-Asian hashtags in COVID-19-related tweets rose precipitously. 

How will science help us emerge from the pandemic? How should we address inequities exposed by the virus? And what is our new normal?

A patient sits in a vaccination tent with his sleeve rolled up with a nurse beside him
On Mar. 23, Special Olympics athlete Andrew Schmidt received his COVID-19 vaccine dose from Maria “Rose” Oller-Ng, RN. Special Olympics Northern California joined forces with UCSF and the City and County of San Francisco’s City College vaccination site to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to 350 Special Olympics athletes.
Free Access to Sleepio and Daylight Apps: If youre suffering from insomnia or anxiety, you can now download Sleepio or Daylight, with free access lasting a full year. Download before the offer expires »

Schedule for Fitness Center Reopening: The Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at Mission Bay, which has been closed since March 2020, is scheduled to reopen in early July. The Parnassus Fitness & Recreation Center will reopen at a later date. Learn more »
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