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Highlights from Berkeley SkyDeck’s virtual demo day

With 17 startups participating, Berkeley SkyDeck’s Demo Day isn’t the largest cohort we’ve seen by any stretch. The collection of companies is, however, defined by a wide range of focuses, from pioneering diabetes treatments to retrofitting autonomous trucking, curated by the SkyDeck’s small team and a number of advisors. Founded in 2012, the accelerator is focused on developing early-stage companies tied to the University of California system. Applicants must be affiliated with either one of th...
Tags: Startups, Hardware, Funding, Tech, Automotive, Venture Capital, Biotech, Robotics, Berkeley, University Of California, Los Alamos, Uc-berkeley, Skydeck, Kiwi, Ontario, UCSF


Neuroscape Psychedelics Division at UCSF to advance psychedelics research and therapies

Psychedelics research in support of brain health is getting a major boost this month with the formation of the Neuroscape Psychedelics Division at the University of California, San Francisco.
Tags: Health, University Of California, UCSF, Neuroscape Psychedelics Division


COVID Fertility Factor: Couples Trying To Have Babies Experience High Anxiety, Low Sperm Counts

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A COVID-Safe Mask Opera Singers Can Really Sing In

Dr. Sanziana Roman, an endocrine surgeon at UCSF who was once a voice major at Cornell (and who can sew as well), worked with San Francisco Opera to develop a two-ply mask, made of cotton muslin and polyester corset boning, that allows a full range of facial and jaw motion. The company is already using the masks to rehearse for its outdoor production of The Barber of Seville next month. – San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, Music, Cornell, Seville, UCSF, San Francisco Opera, 03.24.21, Sanziana Roman


Trump Tweet On ‘Chinese Virus’ Sparked Rising Use Of Anti-Asian Hashtags, UCSF Study Finds

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UCSF study finds evidence of 55 new chemicals in people

Scientists at UC San Francisco have detected 109 chemicals in a study of pregnant women, including 55 chemicals never before reported in people and 42 'mystery chemicals,' whose sources and uses are unknown.
Tags: Science, UCSF, UC San Francisco


When will we declare victory over COVID-19?

A year into the pandemic, infection rates are falling. Hospitals are quieter; morgues are emptier. Emboldened by vaccines, we’re dropping our masks and stepping closer. Slowly we’re reopening indoor dining, theaters, museums, and schools. Will we declare victory over COVID-19? No, say public health experts. But we’ll negotiate an uneasy truce. Rather than completely eliminating the virus, we can create a strict containment strategy, building public health bulwarks to help fend off an enemy that ...
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A user’s guide to the coronavirus variants emerging in California and beyond

It seemed like everything was getting better — and then the mutants arrived. Yes, the horror story that is our lives a year into the coronavirus pandemic had already challenged us with plenty of just-when-you-let-your-guard-down twists and turns. And here we are, with case rates and deaths plummeting, businesses reopening and millions of people getting vaccinated in every corner of the country. Things are looking up. But now health officials and infectious disease experts are keeping an eye on s...
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The 17 best US colleges and universities for students who want to become nurses

f11photo/Getty Images QS Quacquarelli Symonds released its annual global ranking by academic subject. The University of Pennsylvania ranked at the top of the ranking for nursing programs. The following are the top 17 US schools for nursing and where they placed on the overall list. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The University of Pennsylvania placed at the top of global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds' new list of the best universities fo...
Tags: Education, US, Careers, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Chicago, Nursing, Nashville, Columbia University, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Ucla, Nyu, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina


Spotlight on coronavirus vaccines overshadows furious effort to find new treatments

Might protection from COVID-19 be found in drugs as simple as pseudoephedrine and arthritis medication? Flaxseed and turmeric extract? Fish oil, ibuprofen, nasal spray, Vitamin D? Hopes are high that therapeutics might be hiding in plain sight in the medicine cabinet, but evidence remains sparse as research continues. One year into the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved just one drug to treat COVID-19, and its effects are modest. A few others, which mimic the work of na...
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A coronavirus variant identified in California is more infectious, more deadly, and cases are doubling every 18 days, a study suggests - but the scale of the threat is unclear

Principal Pam Rasmussen (L) takes the temperature of arriving students as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school sessions in Monterey Park, California on July 9, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images A coronavirus variant first found in California is more contagious and deadlier than the original strain, an early study suggests. The study, first reported by Science, hasn't been formally scrutinized by other experts in a peer review. Some experts say more data is needed befo...
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A coronavirus variant identified in California seems more infectious and deadly, a study found, with cases thought to be doubling every 18 days - but the scale of the threat is unclear

Pam Rasmussen, a principal, taking the temperature of arriving students during summer-school sessions in Monterey Park, California, on July 9. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images A study suggests a coronavirus variant first found in California is more contagious and deadly. The early study, first reported by Science, hasn't been formally scrutinized in a peer review. Some experts say more data is needed before the strain is considered especially dangerous. Visit the Business section of ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, California, Boston, US, Trends, Taiwan, South Africa, New York Times, Healthcare, The New York Times, University Of California, Madison, Los Angeles Times, University Of Wisconsin


How the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine compares to Pfizer and Moderna

A COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson — the company best known for producing Band-Aids — is safe and effective, according to a Food and Drug Administration review released Wednesday, paving the way for a third U.S. vaccine. If approved after a Friday, Feb. 26 review by the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, the vaccine could be authorized as soon as Saturday. The company plans to begin shipping immediately. While not quite as effective as existing Pfize...
Tags: Business, News, Medicine, California, Cdc, China, US, California News, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Astrazeneca


Can my boss make me get a COVID-19 vaccine? The answer is complicated

Yes, your boss can require that you get a COVID-19 vaccination. Will they? That’s a more complicated answer, influenced by who you are, what you do, where you work and how badly you’re needed. And there are exceptions. It’s still early, of course, with not enough doses for most working Californians. But as vaccine distribution expands, companies are racing to desi gn the policies needed to open, get back to business and prevent fatal, on-the-job contagion – while not losing valuable employees wh...
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How Atlanta’s Calendly turned a scheduling nightmare into a $3B startup

One big theme in tech right now is the rise of services to help us keep working through lockdowns, office closures, and other Covid-19 restrictions. The “future of work” — cloud services, communications, productivity apps — has become “the way we work now.” And companies that have identified ways to help with this are seeing a boom. Today comes news from a startup that has been a part of that trend: Calendly, a popular cloud-based service that people use to set up and confirm meeting times with ...
Tags: Google, Productivity, TC, Enterprise, Microsoft, Funding, Nigeria, San Francisco, Future Of Work, Tech, Atlanta, Unilever, Ukraine, Scheduling, Ohio, Ibm


11 Questions to Ask About COVID-19 Research

Debates have raged on social media, around dinner tables, on TV, and in Congress about the science of COVID-19. Is it really worse than the flu? How necessary are lockdowns? Do masks work to prevent infection? What kinds of masks work best? Is the new vaccine safe? You might see friends, relatives, and coworkers offer competing answers, often brandishing studies or citing individual doctors and scientists to support their positions. With so much disagreement—and with such high stakes—how can we...
Tags: Parenting, Congress, Cdc, White House, Sutter Health, United States, World Health Organization, Denmark, Fox News, Fda, UC Berkeley, Coca Cola, Bell, Trump, UCSF, Oakland California


The hunt for COVID-19 genomes that could worsen pandemic

The highly contagious new strain of COVID-19 that’s spreading through out the United Kingdom may now be coursing through the U.S. The challenge is finding it. Unlike the UK, America has not yet fully harnessed the power of genomics to quickly detect important changes in the virus that could alter the trajectory of the pandemic ravaging the country. “We’re working blind,” with insufficient screening to know how prevalent the strain is, said Dr. Charles Chiu of UC San Francisco, whose lab is coll...
Tags: Europe, UK, News, Medicine, Colorado, California, China, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, San Diego, World Health Organization


Clinical psychologist evaluates the dangers of race-based norms in cognitive testing

A UCSF clinical psychologist has taken aim at the National Football League (NFL) for "race norming" black players diagnosed with dementia, a practice that is depriving them of the monetary awards allocated to former footballers with neurodegenerative disorders.
Tags: Health, UCSF, National Football League NFL


Autobahn Labs announces a strategic drug discovery partnership with UCSF

Autobahn Labs, a virtual incubator partnering with top academic and research institutions to catalyze early-stage drug discovery and development, today announced a strategic collaboration with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
Tags: Health, UCSF, Autobahn Labs


'Race norming' blamed for denying payouts to ex-NFL players with dementia

A UCSF clinical psychologist has taken aim at the National Football League (NFL) for "race norming" black players diagnosed with dementia, a practice that is depriving them of the monetary awards allocated to former footballers with neurodegenerative disorders.
Tags: Science, NFL, UCSF, National Football League NFL


Ten Questions to Ask About COVID-19 Research

Debates have raged on social media, around dinner tables, on TV, and in Congress about the science of COVID-19. Is it really worse than the flu? How necessary are lockdowns? Do masks work to prevent infection? What kinds of masks work best? Is the new vaccine safe? You might see friends, relatives, and coworkers offer competing answers, often brandishing studies or citing individual doctors and scientists to support their positions. With so much disagreement—and with such high stakes—how can we...
Tags: Parenting, Congress, Cdc, White House, Sutter Health, United States, World Health Organization, Denmark, Fox News, Fda, UC Berkeley, Coca Cola, Bell, Trump, UCSF, Oakland California


My university will be receiving the COVID-19 vaccines soon. Here's how we're preparing and planning to distribute the first doses.

Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced California would received 327,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by mid-December. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Desi Kotis is the chief pharmacy executive running the early distribution of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine beginning December 15 at the University of California, San Francisco.  Kotis says before the CDC promised them the vaccine, she had to register and provide detailed information about their health system with the California Depart...
Tags: California, Cdc, San Francisco, Trends, Pfizer, University Of California, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gavin Newsom, UCSF, California Department of Public Health, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, UCSF Health, Moderna, KOTIS, Carol Smiljan NurPhoto, Desi Kotis


Can California nursing homes avoid the next ‘humanitarian crisis?’

Marisela Muñoz never wanted to see the woman who raised her since birth land in a nursing home. But Evangelina C. Martinez, who was Munoz’s aunt but whom she considered her mother, had Alzheimer’s and needed around-the-clock care that Muñoz and her siblings could no longer provide. So eight years ago, they placed the elderly woman at Astoria Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles’ Sylmar community. “Mama Eva” ultimately did well at the 218-bed home, joking with her favorite caregivers ...
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California Hospitals Prepare For First Doses Of COVID Vaccine

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A genetic shortcut to help visualize proteins at work

A group at Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco (UCSF) has demonstrated that a large-scale and systematic genetic approach can indeed yield reliable and detailed information on the structure of protein complexes. Their findings are published in the journal Science.
Tags: Science, UCSF, UC San Francisco, Gladstone Institutes


Researchers identify critical molecules that coronaviruses hijack to infect human cells

Researchers at Gladstone Institutes and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, in collaboration with scientists at UC San Francisco (UCSF) and Synthego Corporation, have identified critical molecular processes in human cells that coronaviruses use to survive. They report, in a study published in the journal Cell, that targeting these processes with drugs may treat not only COVID-19 infections, but other existing and future coronaviruses.
Tags: Science, UCSF, UC San Francisco, Gladstone Institutes, Zuckerberg Biohub, Synthego Corporation


UCSF doctor releases timeline for COVID-19 vaccine: When will you get it?

Dr. Bob Wachter said the biggest factor that will impact the speed of vaccination is...
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New drug reverses age-related cognitive decline within days

In the new study, UCSF researchers showed rapid restoration of youthful cognitive abilities in aged mice, accompanied by a rejuvenation...
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Pac-12 football: USC’s positive cases, and testing trouble, a lesson for other programs

The Pac-12 season has been a series of cautionary tales, but the latest installment caused us to do a triple take here at Hotline HQ. Last week, USC announced four positive COVID-19 cases, which was both surprising and expected. Expected, because Los Angeles is experiencing 5,000 new cases per day, and USC is an urban campus in the middle of the inferno. Surprising, because the Trojans — and UCLA — have done remarkably well navigating the pandemic and keeping their players safe. The Trojans cond...
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UCLA, UC Riverside test smartphone technology to warn users of coronavirus exposure

University of California students and staff are working to contain the coronavirus pandemic with their smartphones. The California Department of Public Health, Department of Technology and UC are pilot-testing technology that uses smartphones to identify and notify users of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. UC Riverside and UCLA are among the campuses in the trial. UC Riverside Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andres Gonzalez, who is overseeing a trial of a coronavirus contact tracing sma...
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