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Shape-Shifting Nucleosomes Open New Avenues for Epigenetics Research

Jan 21, 2017
UCSF study demonstrates that nucleosomes actively change their shape as part of the larger process of epigenetic regulation of gene expression.

Successful Immunotherapy Requires System-Wide Immune Response

Jan 21, 2017
New research has found that successful cancer immunotherapy appears to depend on whether the treatment can trigger a system-wide immune response, rather than just a local response within the tumor itself.

Shawn Douglas Receives Presidential Early Career Award

Jan 20, 2017
Shawn Douglas is one of 102 researchers recently named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

App to Find Services at UCSF Receives Updates

Jan 20, 2017
The app the UCSF community uses to find everything from lunch specials to shuttle schedules has a new look.

New ‘Immunoprofiler’ Initiative will Advance Drug Discovery, Precision Immunotherapy for Cancer

Jan 20, 2017
UC San Francisco scientists have formed an innovative research alliance with three global pharmaceutical companies.

Federal Funding in the New Administration and What It Could Mean at UCSF

Jan 20, 2017
Key members in the UCSF Science Policy and Strategy Group, as well as the Government Relations Office, discuss faculty concerns around decreased federal funding for biomedical research and advanced patient care, or the elimination of such funding altogether.

Binge Drinking May Quickly Lead to Liver Damage

Jan 20, 2017
Alcohol consumed during just seven weeks of intermittent binge drinking harms the liver in ways that more moderate daily drinking does not.

UCSF Launches Contest to Spruce Up Areas on Campus

Jan 20, 2017
Do you know an area of campus that could use a little sprucing up, maybe some deep cleaning, new carpet, paint, or landscaping?

Study Explores How to Tell Children They Have HIV

Jan 20, 2017
There are an estimated 150,000 HIV-infected children in Uganda, and studies indicate less than a third of children under the age of 15 know they are infected.

Official Abortion Rate Declined in Texas After Law Restricted Access to Clinics, UCSF-UT Study Finds

Jan 20, 2017
In Texas, increases in travel distance to the nearest abortion clinic caused by clinic closures were closely associated with decreases in the official number of abortions. 

UCSF, Intel Join Forces to Develop Deep Learning Analytics for Health Care

Jan 19, 2017
UC San Francisco’s Center for Digital Health Innovation announced a collaboration with Intel Corporation to deploy and validate a deep learning analytics platform designed to improve care.

Patients with Severe Mental Illnesses Slip Between Cracks in HIV Testing

Jan 18, 2017
People with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression with psychosis may be up to 15 more likely than the general population to be HIV positive, but are only marginally more likely to be tested for the virus.

Researcher Seeks to Bridge Breastfeeding Disparity

Jan 18, 2017
Ifeyinwa Asiodu, an assistant professor at the UCSF School of Nursing, is working to close the gap in breastfeeding rates between African-American babies and others in the U.S.

Three-Parent Babies: The Science of Replacing Mitochondrial DNA and What Remains Unknown

Jan 18, 2017
Mitochondrial replacement therapy has now been used in humans to conceive a “three-parent baby” to prevent inherited mitochondrial disorders, but there remain questions about the effectiveness of the process.

Through the Looking Glass: The Quest by Parents and Scientists to End Pediatric Epilepsy

Jan 14, 2017
Children with severe cases of epilepsy such as Dravet syndrome are finding new and unexpected cures thanks to determined pediatricians and translational research at UCSF.

Science in Focus: Rebuilding the Salivary Gland After Radiation

Jan 12, 2017
UCSF researchers are working to figure out how mouse stem cells divide and differentiate into acinar cells to rebuild the salivary gland after an injury. Such research could apply to patients who often lose the ability to produce saliva after undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancers.

Access to Free Drinking Water in SF Neighborhoods Driven by New Partnership

Jan 12, 2017
Over the next year, 19 new public water stations will be installed across San Francisco, thanks to a collaboration involving the City and County of San Francisco, community groups, and UCSF Health.

Largest-Ever Gift to UCSF Honors Philanthropist Helen Diller

Jan 12, 2017
To honor and build on a lifetime of giving and charitable service by the late Helen Diller, the Helen Diller Foundation has granted $500 million to UCSF, the largest single donation in UCSF’s history and one of the largest ever to a U.S. university.

Cultural Differences May Leave Their Mark on DNA

Jan 11, 2017
A UC San Francisco-led study has identified signatures of ethnicity in the genome that appear to reflect an ethnic group’s shared culture and environment, rather than its common genetic ancestry.

UCSF, Pfizer Renew Research Collaboration, Citing Progress in Drug Discovery Research

Jan 10, 2017
UC San Francisco and Pfizer Inc.’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation have renewed an agreement to identify and develop biologic compounds against both known and novel targets.

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