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New Tool Illuminates Cell Signaling Pathways Key to Disease

Apr 6, 2017
In a major advance for fundamental biological research, UCSF scientists have developed a tool capable of illuminating previously inscrutable cellular signaling networks.

Cognitive Decline After Surgery Tied to Brain's Own Immune Cells

Apr 6, 2017
After undergoing surgery, elderly patients often experience cloudy thinking. Mounting evidence suggests that heightened inflammation in the brain following surgery is the more likely cause.

Video Game Promotes Better Attention Skills in Some Children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction

Apr 6, 2017
A video game under development as a medical device boosts attention in some children with sensory processing dysfunction.

How Computers are Searching for Drugs of the Future

Apr 6, 2017
Researchers at UCSF and elsewhere are turning to virtual experiments for the initial steps of drug development.

Race Ranks Higher than Pounds in Diabetes, Heart-Health Risks

Apr 4, 2017
Americans of South Asian descent are twice as likely as whites to have risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, when their weight is in the normal range.

Parental Smoking Linked to Genetic Changes Found in Childhood Cancer

Apr 4, 2017
Smoking by either parent helps promote genetic deletions in children that are associated with the development and progression of the most common type of childhood cancer, according to research headed by UCSF.

UCSF Health Named “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality”

Mar 31, 2017
UCSF Health has been named a 2017 “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality,” receiving a perfect score on the national Healthcare Equality Index, which was released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

First Binational Health Forum Held as Part of the UC-Mexico Initiative

Mar 31, 2017
Distinguished academic and health leaders from Mexico and California met on March 29 in Mexico City to discuss health issues relevant to Mexico and the United States, with special attention to California, at the first Binational Health Forum.

Statement in Support of Transgender Members of the UC Community

Mar 31, 2017
The UC Office of the President issued a statement in support of transgender members of the UC community.

Deworming Pill May Be Effective in Treating Liver Cancer

Mar 30, 2017
UCSF researchers have used data-mining computational tools to identify a treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, a cancer associated with underlying liver disease and cirrhosis that often only becomes symptomatic when it is very advanced.

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

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