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Cancer-Killing Virus Acts by Alerting Immune System

Feb 13, 2018
A new UCSF study has shown that a cancer-killing (“oncolytic”) virus currently in clinical trials may function as a cancer vaccine.

Marijuana Should Be Packaged, Regulated Following Tobacco Control Best Practices

Feb 13, 2018
California should take an assertive approach to cannabis labeling, packaging and product formulation, according to a new UCSF study.

Current PSA Monitoring Ignores Risk to Some Prostate Cancer Survivors

Feb 13, 2018
In older men who survived low-risk cancer and have limited life expectancy, frequent PSA screenings may do more harm than good

Wearables Could Catch Heart Problems That Elude Your Doctor

Feb 10, 2018
Office visits offer doctors only a snapshot of chronic conditions. That’s where new mobile health-tracking technology can make a real difference, providing detailed and long-term health data for each patient.

Apalutamide Delays Progression of Nonmetastatic, Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Feb 9, 2018
Treatment with an investigational androgen receptor inhibitor significantly delayed the development of metastasis in patients with prostate cancer that had become resistant to standard androgen-deprivation therapy.

UCSF Community Saddened by Loss of Quiet Champion Sanford Diller

Feb 8, 2018
Sanford Diller, a self-made real estate magnate, philanthropist and dear friend and longtime champion of UCSF, died peacefully at his home in Woodside, Calif., on Feb. 2. He was 89.

UCSF Receives $500M Commitment from Helen Diller Foundation to Begin Planning New Hospital

Feb 8, 2018
UCSF has received a $500 million commitment from the Helen Diller Foundation to support the planning, design and construction of a new, world-class hospital at the University’s historic Parnassus Heights campus, ensuring that UCSF can continue to provide premier care to patients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond in the 21st century.

Program Aims to Bridge Gap Between Primary Care and Mental Health Services

Feb 8, 2018
A pilot program at UCSF was designed to deliver rapid-access medication management and psychotherapy services to patients with the goal of returning them to their primary care providers for continuing care once they have been stabilized.

Creation of New Brain Cells May Be Limited, Mouse Study Shows

Feb 7, 2018
Many researchers have long assumed that most stem cells in the body can produce new cells indefinitely, but new research at UCSF shows that this is not the case in the brain.

New Evidence Shows Potential of Two Drugs to Block Malaria Transmission

Feb 6, 2018
An international team of researchers has shown that two different compounds, can safely and effectively be added to treatment regimens to block transmission of the most common form of malaria in Africa.

Despite Bans, Toxic Flame Retardants Continue to Show Up in Pregnant Women’s Blood

Feb 6, 2018
A UCSF research team has found that while banning flame-retardant chemicals initially led to a reduction in exposure, a disturbing trend is emerging of exposure leveling off or even rising again.

A Brain Chemical Blamed for Mental Decline in Old Age Could Hold Key to Its Reversal

Feb 6, 2018
UCSF researchers have identified the buildup of one brain chemical as a key culprit behind age-related learning and memory impairments. Tuning levels of this chemical in the worm C. elegans, they could delay and even reverse the declines of old age.

UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Accepting Applications for the Spring 2018 Cycle

Feb 3, 2018
The Resource Allocation Program (RAP), in partnership with many on-campus sources of research funding, facilitates the dissemination, submission, review and award of intramural research funding opportunities on campus.

Study Points to Immune System’s Role in Neural Development

Feb 1, 2018
A new study shows that an immune signal named interleukin 33 plays a crucial role in allowing the brain to maintain the optimal number of synapses during the development of the central nervous system.

'Anxiety Cells' Identified in the Brain's Hippocampus

Jan 31, 2018
For the first time, neuroscientists have identified “anxiety” cells deep inside the brain.

Uniquely Human DNA Sequences Control Brain Development

Jan 30, 2018
Stretches of DNA that make us uniquely human are partly responsible for controlling neuron growth, according to new research from the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF.

Could a Protein Called Klotho Block Dementia and Aging?

Jan 29, 2018
Denal Dubal, an associate professor of neurology at UCSF, thinks we can use the science of aging to help stave off these neurodegenerative diseases.

Researchers Invent Reversible 'Off-Switch' for Cellular Proteins

Jan 29, 2018
UCSF scientists have invented a technique that lets them precisely and reversibly disrupt the action of specific cellular proteins at a microscopic scale by making them split apart when illuminated with blue light.

Diabetes Makes Bones Less Bendable, More Prone to Fracture

Jan 26, 2018
Type 2 diabetes is known to be a risk factor for bone fractures – but exactly how diabetes makes bones more fragile has been unclear.

New Approach Attacks 'Undruggable' Cancers from the Outside In

Jan 24, 2018
Researchers at UCSF have found a way to attack one of the most common drivers of lung, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer by targeting the proteins it produces on the outside of the cell.