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David Julius wins Nobel Prize for work on pain sensation

UCOP — October 4, 2021

David Julius, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Morris Herzstein Chair in Molecular Biology and Medicine at UC San Francisco, has won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Blood donations needed to ease nationwide shortage

UCOP — July 9, 2021

Right now, running through your veins, is the power to save a life. The nation is in the midst of a severe blood shortage. Hospitals and medical centers are in dire need of blood donations.

Illustration of hands holding hearts with text saying "give blood, save lives."

University of California Health delivered $3.9 billion in community benefits for FY 19-20

UCOP — June 25, 2021

University of California Health’s (UCH) academic health centers and faculty practices delivered nearly $3.9 billion in community benefits during the 2019-2020 fiscal year. This figure includes a 25 percent increase in benefits from UCH academic health centers from the previous year as they served their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Donut chart showing categories of the $3.9 billion in community benefits delivered by University of California Health in FY 2019-2020

The COVID vaccine came out super quickly. Here’s why it’s safe.

UCOP — May 19, 2021

Lots of people embraced the comfort of sourdough to get them through the frightening first months of the pandemic. Ironically, the reason we can eat bread at all is because thousands of years ago a virus helped us develop a new enzyme that made it easier to digest carbohydrates.

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