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Rare Cells are ‘Window Into the Gut’ for the Nervous System

UCSF News Jun 23, 2017
Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study led by UCSF scientists.

Crowdsourced Data May Inaccurately Represent Some Population Groups

UCSF News Jun 23, 2017
Crowdsourcing for health and medical research leads to certain groups being either over- or underrepresented by age, race/ethnicity, education and physical activity, according to a UCSF-led study.

Toxic Exposure: Chemicals Are in Our Water, Food, Air and Furniture

UCSF News Jun 23, 2017
When we purchase something, there's often an assumption that it's safe. Unfortunately, many prevalently used chemicals could cause serious effects on health, especially during prenatal development.

From Strands to Droplets: New Insights into DNA Control

UCSF News Jun 23, 2017
A new study by UCSF researchers revealed the intriguing possibility that HP1α binds to stretches of DNA and pulls it into droplets that shield the genetic material inside from the molecular machinery of the nucleus that reads and translates the genome.

Elevated Rate of Autism Symptoms Found in Children with Tourette Syndrome

UCSF News Jun 22, 2017
Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UCSF.

UCSF Summer Science Camp Marks a Decade of Providing STEM for S.F. Kids

UCSF News Jun 22, 2017
Each year since 2007, the UCSF Science Camp has brought up to 55 fifth- and sixth-grade underrepresented minority students in San Francisco to the UCSF campus for a free week of hands-on, inquiry-based science.

In East Africa, Universal HIV Testing and Treatment Surpasses UNAIDS Goals

UCSF News Jun 22, 2017
Community-based interventions for HIV testing and treatment in rural East Africa nearly doubled rates of HIV viral suppression over two years, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.

Jack Resneck Named Chair-Elect of American Medical Association Board

UCSF News Jun 21, 2017
Jack Resneck Jr., a UC San Francisco dermatologist, has been named chair-elect of the 2017-2018 American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees.

UCSF Launches Partnership with Zipcar

UCSF News Jun 21, 2017
UCSF has launched a new partnership with Zipcar to offer a car-sharing program on campus.

Moving Mountains: A Surgeon’s Fight to Legalize HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

UCSF News Jun 21, 2017
Through years of research and advocacy, Peter Stock, a transplant surgeon at UCSF, helped clear the way for California’s first organ transplants from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients.

Dazed and Confused: Marijuana Legalization Raises the Need for More Research

UCSF News Jun 21, 2017
Researchers need access to multiple strains of marijuana in order to find out about its potential benefits or harms, but current legislation makes that extremely difficult. As states move ahead with recreational legalization, access is more critical than ever.

UC President Napolitano Issues Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

UCSF News Jun 21, 2017
UC President Janet Napolitano released a statement after the Department of Homeland Security issued its guidance on the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA.

Artificial Intelligence Melanoma Detector Wins Cancer Center Impact Grant

UCSF News Jun 20, 2017
A proposal for an artificial intelligence-based skin cancer screening tool has won the 2017 Cancer Center Impact Grant, a $250,000 award to support high-risk, high-reward research projects that are unlikely to be funded by conventional sources.

Delays for Asian-American Women After Abnormal Mammogram

UCSF News Jun 16, 2017
Asian-American women are more likely to experience delays in follow-up treatment after an abnormal mammogram compared to white women, according to new UCSF research.

Two UCSF Researchers Named 2017 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

UCSF News Jun 16, 2017
Anna Molofsky and Shaeri Mukherjee were among the 22 early-career researchers in the 2017 class announced June 15 by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Racism Aggravates Treatment-Resistant Asthma

UCSF News Jun 14, 2017
Racial discrimination experienced by African-American children and young adults exacerbates a type of asthma known to be resistant to standard treatment, according to a study headed by researchers at UCSF.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of Bay Area Philanthropist Gerson Bakar (1928-2017)

UCSF News Jun 8, 2017
The UCSF community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gerson Bakar, a real estate developer whose philanthropic vision and leadership made an enduring impact on health care, Jewish community organizations, and education throughout the Bay Area.

Sowing Stem Cells: Lab-Grown Organoids Hold Promise for Patient Treatments

UCSF News Jun 7, 2017
Organoids serve as dioramas of disease, allowing UCSF scientists to understand how and why problems occur during tissue development. It's also a small step toward the creation of full-sized organs we could use for transplant.

Born in the Summer of Love: The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Transformed Drug Addiction Treatment

UCSF News Jun 7, 2017
In 1967, during the Summer of Love, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic was launched by volunteer physicians from UCSF. They provided non-judgmental health care to the hippies flocking to San Francisco, and would help revolutionize addiction treatment.

UCSF Studies Ambulance Diversion by Race, Health Care for Released Prisoners in Special Journal Issue

UCSF News Jun 6, 2017
Black heart attack patients suffer higher mortality rates than white patients when ambulances are diverted because hospital emergency rooms are too busy to receive new patients.

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