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Human Proteins Behind COVID-19 Infection Revealed by Innovative CRISPR Technology

January 12, 2022
In the quest for new treatments for COVID-19, a team led by UCSF researchers identified a new potential drug target that may prevent infection of human cells by SARS-CoV-2.

Alpha Coronavirus Variant Evolved to Evade Immune System

December 28, 2021
A new study led by scientists at UCSF's Quantitative Biosciences Institute and University College London found that the Alpha variant of SARS-CoV-2 ramped up production of a protein that it uses to stifle infected cells’ immune-stimulating signals, helping it evade immune detection and accelerate...

As Omicron Surges, UCSF Experts Answer Questions About the COVID-19 Variant

December 22, 2021
There is some information that is known about the variant and other information that sti

COVID Patients on SSRI Antidepressants Are Less Likely to Die, UCSF-Stanford Study Finds

November 15, 2021
A UCSF and Stanford study of electronic health records linked SSRIs, the most widely prescribed antidepressants, to survival for COVID-19 patients.

Community-Based Strategy Succeeds in Vaccinating Latinx San Franciscans 

September 21, 2021
A community-based effort to overcome vaccine hesitancy  designed by UCSF scientists working together with San Francisco’s Latino Task Force is succeeding in the Mission District of San Francisco. 

UCSF begins offering flu vaccines at several UCSF locations

September 07, 2021
Flu Vaccine Schedule

COVID-19 During Pregnancy Associated with Preterm Birth

August 09, 2021
Individuals who contract COVID-19 while pregnant face a higher risk of having a very preterm birth, as well as any preterm birth.

UCSF Responds to Surge in COVID-19 Cases Among Employees, Learners

August 04, 2021
UCSF is responding to an increase in the number of community-acquired COVID-19 cases among its employees and learners.

UCSF to House COVID Tracking Project, a National Database Donated by The Atlantic

July 29, 2021
UCSF and The Atlantic have announced that the crowdsourced digital archive documenting the face of the pandemic in the United States will become part of the University’s permanent library collection and is accessible to researchers and the public.

AIDS at 40: How HIV and COVID-19 Are Informing Our Responses to Both Pandemics

June 04, 2021
This story is one in a series of first-person perspectives from those who are working on the frontlines to better understand, treat and prevent transmission of HIV and AIDS as well as COVID-19. You can read more about the 40 years of AIDS in SF and how it has shaped the COVID-19 response.