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In Decade Since Founding, UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations Has Innovated Research, Care

Feb 8, 2017
UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations is 10 years old, and over that time it has transformed understanding of how social vulnerabilities relate to health.

UCSF Wins 8 Regional CASE Awards for Writing, Advertising and Events

Feb 7, 2017
UCSF has won eight awards, including three Gold Awards, from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in an annual regional competition.

The Mysterious 98%: Scientists Look to Shine Light on Our Dark Genome

Feb 2, 2017
A nationwide project that includes two UCSF researchers will use the latest technology, including gene editing, to gain insights into human biology that could one day lead to treatments for complex genetic diseases.

‘Dense Breasts’ Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Feb 2, 2017
Women whose breasts are composed largely of glandular tissue, rather than fat, have an amplified risk of breast cancer, which exceeds the impact of other widely known risks on a population level.

Poor Odor Identification May Be Early Warning for Dementia

Feb 2, 2017
Poor performance on a simple odor identification test was associated with a significantly increased risk of developing dementia years later.

Precision-Medicine Approach Could Revive Prostate Cancer Test

Feb 2, 2017
A new study identified genetic predictors of normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in healthy men, which could be used to improve the accuracy of PSA-based prostate cancer screening tests.

UCSF Research Building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Gets City Approval

Feb 1, 2017
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors have unanimously approved a lease agreement that will allow UCSF to move forward with constructing a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Lily Jan, Yuh-Nung Jan Win 2017 Vilcek Prize Honoring Contributions of Immigrants

Feb 1, 2017
Lily Jan and Yuh-Nung Jan have received the 2017 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science, which recognizes extraordinary contributions to biomedical research made by immigrants to America.

Paintings by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Return to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Jan 30, 2017
After a seven-year hiatus, a pair of paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have returned to the ZSFG following construction of the new hospital building.

UC Statement on President Trump's Executive Order

Jan 30, 2017
UC President Janet Napolitano and the chancellors of the University of California have issued a statement expressing deep concern about the recent executive order that restricts the ability of students, faculty, staff and others from certain countries from being able to enter or return to the United States.

Student Debt in the Health Professions Limits School Choice, Career Paths

Jan 26, 2017
The impact of the rising cost and mounting debt is two-fold: Universities struggle to compete for the best students, and costs become the overriding factor for many students in deciding where to get their education and what to practice after graduating.

Autism Researchers Discover Genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

Jan 26, 2017
Distinct sets of genetic defects in a single neuronal protein can lead either to infantile epilepsy or to autism spectrum disorders.

John Clements, Whose Invention Helped Save Preemies’ Lives, Still Pushing His Field Forward at 93

Jan 26, 2017
John Clements has been an emeritus UCSF professor since 2004, but don’t expect him to be available to meet without his first checking his still busy calendar.

Food is Medicine for HIV-Positive and Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Jan 25, 2017
HIV-positive people and people with type 2 diabetes, who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare.

Therapy for Abnormal Heartbeats May Cause Brain Injury

Jan 25, 2017
A common treatment for irregular heartbeats known as catheter ablation may result in the formation of brain lesions when it is performed on the left side of the heart.

UCSF-Hosted Film Screenings Aim to Raise Awareness of Hearing Loss, Autism

Jan 25, 2017
Two days of film screenings that are being put on by UC San Francisco ReelAbilities Film Festival this month aim to help raise awareness of disabilities, including hearing loss and autism.

New MRI Method Aids Long-term Concussion Prognosis

Jan 24, 2017
For concussion sufferers, physicians may now be able to predict early on who is more likely to continue experiencing symptoms months or years after the head-jarring event.

E-Cigarettes Are Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

Jan 23, 2017
E-cigarettes – thought by some to be responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking – are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products.

San Francisco’s Budget and Finance Committee to Vote on New UCSF Research Building at ZSFG

Jan 23, 2017
At their Jan. 25 meeting, the Finance and Budget Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote whether to recommend approval of a Lease Disposition and Development Agreement (LDDA) that would allow UC San Francisco to construct a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Genetic Risk Factors for Autism, MS and Other Diseases Differ Between the Sexes

Jan 23, 2017
Study suggests, genetic variants that have distinct effects on physical traits in men versus women are also linked to men’s and women’s risk for a range of diseases – autism, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes.

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