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New Multiple Sclerosis Drug, Backed by 40 Years of Research, Could Halt Disease

Mar 28, 2017
A newly approved drug that is the first to reflect the current scientific understanding of multiple sclerosis is holding new hope for the hundreds of thousands Americans living with the disease. It also highlights the importance of clinician scientists like UCSF’s Stephen Hauser who are working to transform research into cures for patients.

David Julius Honored with 2017 Gairdner Award for Groundbreaking Pain Research

Mar 28, 2017
David Julius, professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at UCSF, was named on March 28 to receive the 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award, one of the most prestigious prizes in biomedicine.

Virtual System Works in Managing Diabetes for Hospital Patients

Mar 27, 2017
An innovative virtual glucose management service for hospitalized patients with diabetes is highly effective at maintaining appropriate glucose levels.

New Polio Virus Evolution Insights Could Lead to Improved Vaccine

Mar 27, 2017
UCSF researchers have helped to identify the three evolutionary steps the polio virus used to evolve from harmless vaccine into a regional menace. With the new knowledge, they have developed a new polio vaccine that should be unable to escape and cause outbreaks.

As Health Policy Faces Change Under the New Administration, Drew Altman Gives an Outlook

Mar 27, 2017
Health policies under the new presidential administration could bring widespread changes at the national and statewide level, according to Drew Altman, president and chief executive of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, who spoke about the topic at UCSF on March 21.

UCSF Is Top Public Recipient of NIH Research Funding for 6th Consecutive Year

Mar 27, 2017
UCSF was the top public recipient of biomedical research grants from the National Institutes of Health or the sixth consecutive year in 2016, and the second-highest recipient among all public and private institutions nationwide.

2016 NIH Funding: A Look at Top Recipients and Their Research

Mar 27, 2017
Learn more about some of the UCSF researchers who received the top funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2016.

Marilyn Reed Lucia, Pioneer in California Child Care, Passes Away

Mar 24, 2017
Marilyn Reed Lucia’s life is closely linked with UCSF. She graduated from medical school at UCSF in 1956 and was one of only three women in her class. Lucia later went on to complete her residency in psychiatry and child psychiatry.

Match Day 2017 Affirms Medical Students’ Dedication to Activism

Mar 23, 2017
For a cohort of this year’s graduating class, residency training will not only advance their careers as physicians, but also further their commitment to social activism and greater health care equity for all patients.

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla Delivers 2017 Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science

Mar 23, 2017
Arturo Alvarez-Buylla was selected by his peers as the recipient of the 60th annual Faculty Research Lectureship in Basic Science

Partnership Develops Ambitious Public Health Policies on Sugar, Alcohol and Children’s Dental Health

Mar 23, 2017
UCSF has worked strategically with community partners in the SFHIP to enact high-impact policies, such as banning sugar-sweetened beverages from hospitals, to improve public health and reduce health inequities in the city.

Cell Division Talk Takes Top Prize at 2017 UCSF Grad Slam

Mar 23, 2017
Christina Hueschen took home the top prize at this year’s UCSF Grad Slam competition for her talk titled “How to Build an Elephant.”

Surprising New Role for Lungs: Making Blood

Mar 22, 2017
Using video microscopy in the living mouse lung, UC San Francisco scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood production.

UCSF Supports Making All Scholarly Journals Freely Accessible

Mar 22, 2017
Faculty, administration and library leaders from UCSF took a major step towards the goal of making all scholarly literature freely available to everyone by endorsing an international open access initiative called OA2020.

'Geofencing' Shows Promise in Tracking Chronic Care

Mar 21, 2017
Location-tracking apps on smartphones could be used to help track and manage care for thousands of patients who suffer from chronic diseases, and possibly provide feedback to them on lifestyle changes.

UC Regents Approve Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay

Mar 21, 2017
The Precision Cancer Medicine Building, which will provide outpatient cancer care to complement services at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, was approved this week by the University of California Board of Regents.

Researching How Stress Among Sexual Minorities Affects Health on Genetic Level

Mar 16, 2017
Researcher Annesa Flentje is looking at ways stress among sexual minorities – those whose sexual orientation, identity or practices differ from the majority – can affect physical and mental health, starting at the genetic level, with a particular focus of late on the effect of stress on HIV-positive men.

UCSF Launches Web Resource for New and Expecting Parents

Mar 16, 2017
To help individuals better navigate the complex world of family-leave benefits and family support services, UCSF has launched a “New and Expecting Parents page” website.

Distinguishing Between Dementia and Depression with Neuroimaging

Mar 16, 2017
Neuroimaging is helping to distinguish between depression and dementia – two diseases with overlapping symptoms that can be difficult to diagnose properly.

Science in Focus: Creating Neurons from Skin Cells to Understand Autism

Mar 16, 2017
Studying brain disorders is complicated for many reasons, not the least being the ethics of obtaining living neurons. To overcome that obstacle, UCSF postdoc Aditi Deshpande is starting with skin cells.

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