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User-Friendly Tools Help Older Adults Guide Future Medical Care

Oct 29, 2018
A user-friendly website on advance care planning, as well as easy-to-read advance directives, can be highly effective in empowering older adults to plan for their future medical care.

California and New Jersey Family Leave Policies Improve Breastfeeding Rates for Some Women

Oct 26, 2018
Partially paid family leave policies in California and New Jersey helped increase breastfeeding in those states, but rates increased most among higher-income women.

3D-Printed Bones are Helping Doctors Prepare for Surgeries

Oct 25, 2018
Technology is giving UCSF doctors new tools to customize care for patients, and the health care practitioners of the future are learning how to implement the technology through a new course.

The First Genome Surgeons: Scientists Are Preparing to Bring DNA-Editing Tools to the Clinic

Oct 25, 2018
The ascendancy of CRISPR systems raises a grand hope: If these tools can illuminate the causes of disease in the laboratory, why not bring them into the clinic to treat patients?

Heated Tobacco Product Claims by Tobacco Industry Scrutinized by UCSF Researchers, Others in Independent Data Review

Oct 24, 2018
Claims by the tobacco industry that heated tobacco products (HTPs) are safer than conventional cigarettes are not supported by the industry’s own data and are likely to be misunderstood by consumers.

UCSF to Host Third Annual Veterans Open House and Job Fair

Oct 23, 2018
To allow veterans and military service members to get to know the UC San Francisco community and consider UCSF as an employer of choice, the University will host its third annual Veterans Open House and Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 8.

New Drug Could Sustain Oxygen-Starved Hearts

Oct 19, 2018
In new studies conducted at UCSF, a novel oxygen-delivery therapeutic restored the function of oxygen-starved heart tissue in an animal model of global hypoxia.

Gene Plays Critical Role in Noise-Induced Deafness

Oct 18, 2018
UCSF researchers discovered a gene that plays an essential role in noise-induced deafness.

With Dangers of Everyday Concussions Revealed, Scientists Race to Find Solutions

Oct 17, 2018
UCSF scientists are working to understand how concussions cause long-term cognitive damage – and how they might be treated.

From Labs to Science at AT&T Park, UCSF Builds New Experiences for 2018 Bay Area Science Festival

Oct 16, 2018
Hands-on science at AT&T Park, visits to neuroscience labs and talks to engage Latinx youth in science are just a few of the many activities UCSF has planned for this year’s Bay Area Science Festival.

Perspective: Adequate Consumption of ‘Longevity’ Vitamins Could Prolong Healthy Aging, Nutrition Scientist Says

Oct 15, 2018
New review of nutritional science argues most American diets are deficient in a key class of vitamins and minerals.

4 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2018

Oct 15, 2018
The UCSF faculty members are among the 75 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Blood Test ‘Biopsy’ for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

Oct 15, 2018
A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans.

UCSF-Led Consortium Receives $26.2M to Develop Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury

Oct 13, 2018
A UCSF-led consortium has received a $26.2 million award from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity to develop treatments for traumatic brain injury.

UCSF Prepares for Another 3-Day Labor Strike in October

Oct 13, 2018
The University of California has received notice from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Patient Care Technical Unit that it will hold a three-day strike across the UC system, beginning October 23, with other unions striking in sympathy.

Early Alzheimer’s Brain Pathology Linked to Psychiatric Symptoms

Oct 13, 2018
Researchers have shown that the earliest stages of the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease are linked to neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

Oct 11, 2018
Scientists at UCSF and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a new technique for making mice with brains that combine the genetics of two different mouse strains.

‘10,000 Immunomes’ Database Opens a Window on Healthy Immunity

Oct 10, 2018
Scientists at UCSF have assembled a searchable database of normal human immunity that researchers can now use as an instant comparison group in studies of the immune system and immune dysfunction.

Genetic Risk Factor for Erectile Dysfunction Identified

Oct 9, 2018
In a new study discovered that variants at a single site on Chromosome 6 are associated with a significantly higher risk of developing erectile dysfunction.

Artificial Kidney Technology Explored to Make an Artificial Pancreas

Oct 6, 2018
UCSF’s Shuvo Roy has spent the better part of a decade working on technology that could lead to a a surgically implantable bioartificial kidney. Now he is also working with UCSF colleagues to turn that technology into an artificial pancreas.