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The Digestive Health Institute at UCI Health has developed a groundbreaking, noninvasive method to accurately measure blood pressure in the liver, which could accurately assess liver the organ's health and potentially help millions of people avert severe liver disease.
With the holiday season upon us, is it safe to enjoy a holiday meal with extended family or a gift-exchange party with friends or coworkers in the middle of a pandemic? Staying at home is the wisest course. But if you must attend or host a social gathering, keep it small and adhere strictly to hand hygiene ad physical distancing rules, and you can keep them from becoming super-spreader events, say UCI Health infectious disease experts.
With Thanksgiving and winter holidays fast approaching and COVID-19 cases surging across the nation, UCI Health experts recommend staying home and celebrating virtually. If you must travel, take extra precautions.
Antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 is essential to tracking its spread. UCI biophysicist Philip Felgner and his team at the UCI Vaccine Research and Development Center have developed a high-speed processing method to test blood samples for antibodies to the new coronavirus as well as from previous infections. What they learn may explain why older adults and others are more susceptible to the virus.