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Gut Bacteria Produce a Special Enzyme To Protect Us from Plant Toxins

May 25, 2018
A UCSF researcher is among scientists who discovered the specific bacterial enzyme found in the human gut that can render a common heart drug ineffective.

Risk of Preterm Birth Reliably Predicted by New Test

May 25, 2018
Scientists at UCSF have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant.

Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking

May 25, 2018
Smoking cessation intervention for young adults conducted on Facebook found smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online program.

San Francisco Mayor’s Proposal to Add $4.2M for HIV/AIDS Programs Supports ‘Getting to Zero’ Effort

May 24, 2018
Mayor Mark Farrell announced $4.2 million in additional funds for HIV/AIDS programs in San Francisco.

Zachary Knight Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

May 24, 2018
In just the last few years, Zachary Knight’s research has upended textbook theories of hunger and thirst.

Challenges for Adoption of New Genetic Tests Outlined in New Research

May 23, 2018
Every day, on average, 10 new genetic tests become commercially available to help doctors and patients make more informed decisions about health care. Yet few doctors know how to navigate the tens of thousands of tests that populate the genetic testing marketplace, which prevents patients from benefiting from them.

In Aftermath of North Coast Wildfires, UCSF is Addressing Mental Health of Community Members

May 23, 2018
Every Saturday, UCSF volunteers provide free, drop-in individual and group crisis counseling to all members of the Sonoma Valley community, with or without insurance or documentation.

Deep Space Radiation Treatment Reboots Brain’s Immune System

May 21, 2018
UCSF neuroscientist identified the first potential treatment for the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic rays.

UCSF Receives Toastmasters Recognition for Employee Engagement

May 18, 2018
UCSF has been recognized by Toastmasters International for supporting its employees in developing their communication and leadership skills.

Women Sometimes Feel Regret After Electing to Freeze Their Eggs

May 18, 2018
Most women feel empowered by elective procedures that enable them to bank eggs in case they can’t conceive naturally later in life, but one in six become regretful.

Exceptional Alumni Honored with New Award Inspired by UCSF: The Campaign

May 17, 2018
The Alumni Association of UCSF has named 12 winners of the inaugural UCSF Campaign Alumni Awards to highlight the remarkable work of some of UCSF’s most illustrious alumni. Winners of the awards will be recognized during UCSF’s Alumni Weekend, June 1-2.

Yanny Vs. Laurel: A Neuroscientist Weighs In

May 16, 2018
Matthew Leonard, who studies the neural basis of word representations, weighs in with a scientific perspective on the debate about “Laurel” versus “Yanny.”

Lyme Disease is On the Rise – An Expert Explains Why

May 16, 2018
Infectious disease expert Charles Chiu explains the rise in Lyme disease cases, better diagnostic tests on the horizon and what you need to know to protect yourself from infection.

2018 Founders Day Awards Honor Public Service, Extraordinary Contributions

May 15, 2018
To recognize public service, exceptional service to UCSF and excellence in nursing, 11 faculty, staff and students were honored at this year’s UCSF Founders Day Awards.

UCSF Holds Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic on Saturday

May 12, 2018
The UCSF Department of Dermatology is holding its annual free skin cancer screening clinic for the public.

Body’s 'Natural Opioids' Affect Brain Cells Much Differently than Morphine

May 11, 2018
Study led by UCSF scientists shows that brain cells react differently to opioid substances created inside the body than they do to purely synthetic opioid drugs.

Living in Better Neighborhood May Protect Health of Kids in Poverty

May 9, 2018
UCSF study has found that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood may act as a health booster for low-income children.

UCSF Grad Slam Winner Yiqi Cao Places Second in UC-Wide Contest

May 8, 2018
UCSF Bioengineering PhD candidate Yiqi Cao took the second-place prize in the annual UC-wide Grad Slam contest.

Dementia Risk Doubles Following Concussion, UCSF Study Shows

May 8, 2018
Dementia is a possible complication following a concussion, even if the patient did not lose consciousness.

UCSF PlaySafe Program Offers Free Cardiac Physicals for High School Athletes on May 5

May 3, 2018
PlaySafe program in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is providing its free annual spring sports cardiac physicals through the UCSF Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes.

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