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Scientists at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings us closer to suppressing them on a continental scale. The study used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing more...
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How can the healthcare system get patients more involved in their own treatments in a way that improves their outcomes? Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)—health care delivery systems that are held accountable to meet more...
Dr. Stefano Bertozzi, dean of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and professor of Health Policy and Management, has been elected the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and more...
Can the United States transform its ailing and expensive healthcare system using lean organizational principles? Lean management, first developed and implemented by Toyota in the late 1980s, creates a culture and overall more...
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A new research collaboration between UC Berkeley and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will study whether food is a significant source of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause urinary tract infections, more...
The newest publication by the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research reviews current therapies and critiques ongoing clinical trials of new drugs to treat Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common virus that poses a serious threat to more...
Dr. William Jagust explains how tau and beta amyloid, two proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease develop in the aging brain (Photo by Stephen McNally, UC Berkeley)
New research led by scientists at UC Berkeley shows for the first time that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults, a key advance in the early diagnosis and staging of more...
Ordering HIV test
How you offer patients an HIV test has a significant impact on the likelihood of them accepting tests, finds a University of California study published by The BMJ on January 19. Worldwide, approximately 37 million people are more...
The UC Berkeley Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) has been awarded research funding of $2.2 million to examine the impact on diabetes prevention and management of a nationwide initiative to more...
Two recent studies by members of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology provide evidence that the reference payment model, an emerging form of consumer cost sharing, may reduce spending on ambulatory surgery without more...
In effort to study high-performing health care systems and their ability to adopt and implement evidence-based medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is establishing three National Centers of more...
Can a patient go from 132 visits to an emergency department in one year to zero visits in 10 months? Would it take a major corrective surgery or a new cure-all drug to accomplish this feat? Actually, in the case of one more...
Sleep may be a missing piece in the Alzheimer’s disease puzzle. UC Berkeley scientists have found compelling evidence that poor sleep—particularly a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on more...
Stephen M. Shortell, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and dean emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 TRUST Award, more...
Berkeley researchers will receive $5.8 million over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop tools to quickly spot and identify more...
Innovation in medical technology has a tremendous power to supply new drugs, devices, and diagnostics that improve health, reduce risks, and extend life. But innovation in medical technology has also led to unsustainable more...
California has more accountable care organizations (ACOs) than any other state in the country, with particularly rapid growth over the past two years. This is a good thing, according to the Berkeley Forum for Improving more...
Patient receives blood glucose test from nurse
According to the CDC, almost half of all Americans have one or more chronic illnesses. For those age 65 or older, the figure is closer to 85 percent. This make chronic illness care a crucial test for health care reform in more...
The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring and increasing the cost of patient care, according to a new study led by a UC more...
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In the October issue of World Psychiatry, neuroscientists and UC Berkeley psychiatrist Jodi Halpern contribute a perspective on the need for increased research on the components of empathy, in order to develop interventions more...

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