By Robert Sanders, Media relations | October 12, 2016 A team of physicians and laboratory scientists has taken a key step toward a cure for sickle cell disease, using gene editing to fix the [...]
By Nicholas Weiler, UCSF A particular pattern of microbes living in a baby’s gut during its first month of life may directly impact the developing immune system, leading to a higher risk of allergies [...]
By Arnold Perkins One in two African American and Latino children are predicted to get type 2 diabetes in their lifetime (compared to one in three children overall).
In this technological society, we have gotten away from the basics. “When people say the system isn’t working don’t believe them, it is working because it’s been designed to do just what it’s doing. [...]
City Council will be voting next week on updating Oakland’s local cannabis Equity Permit Program in such a way that would generate millions of dollars from the city’s marijuana industry to help fund greatly needed [...]
Oakland City Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to oppose the closure of Berkeley’s only hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. In order to avoid state-mandated earthquake safety upgrades, Sutter Health, which operates Alta [...]
Dozens of community members gathered Wednesday evening at the Intertribal Friendship House in East Oakland for the opening of an art exhibit highlighting the ongoing struggle by Native American activists to halt the construction of [...]
Efforts to keep coal out of Oakland made their way to Sacramento last week when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will ban state funding for coal-related projects.
Harmful effects of displacement and rising housing costs are not limited to physical displacement. According to a recent survey by Alameda County health workers, serious negative health impacts have resulted from the Bay Area’s housing [...]
The University of San Francisco (USF) School of Nursing and Health Professions is celebrating the graduation of the inaugural class of students who participated in the Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership.