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UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

Sep 18, 2018
UCSF has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health to study the impacts of new and emerging tobacco products.

Universal Health Care Discussion Draws Global Leaders to ZSFG

Sep 14, 2018
Global and local leaders—including Ban Ki-moon, Mary Robinson and Eric Goosby, MD—gathered with community members at ZSFG to discuss universal health care in California and beyond.

‘ImmunoX’ Initiative a Radical Collaboration Across UCSF

Sep 14, 2018
UCSF is launching the Bakar ImmunoX Initiative, an innovative research program that will promote collaborative, cutting-edge research and data sharing to catalyze discoveries about the central role of the immune system in human health and harness its power to treat a wide range of diseases.

Veterans Overtreated for Blood Pressure on Leaving Hospital

Sep 12, 2018
One in seven older veterans with hypertension is discharged with increased blood pressure medications, despite half of those having well-controlled blood pressure prior to their hospital stay.

HPV and Tobacco Induce Cancer Through Common Pathways

Sep 12, 2018
These results confirm that the HPV virus causes head and neck cancer by inactivating the same proteins that are mutated in smoking-induced cancer.

Alexander R. Margulis, Visionary Chair of Radiology, Dies at 97

Sep 12, 2018
He was the heart of UCSF Radiology for the 26 years of his chairmanship, from 1963 to 1989, and led the extraordinary evolution of imaging that began with the early days of CT, MRI, US, PET-CT, interventional radiology, molecular imaging and other modalities.

Marin General Hospital and UCSF Health Form Strategic Alliance

Sep 12, 2018
Marin General Hospital (MGH) and UCSF Health have formed a strategic alliance to expand clinical collaborations in Marin County.

UCSF’s New Student Housing Complex Will be Called ‘The Tidelands’

Sep 11, 2018
The new UCSF student housing complex at 590 & 600 Minnesota Street has been officially named: UCSF Housing at the Tidelands.

Primary Care is an Untapped Resource for Depression Screening

Sep 10, 2018
A new study has identified at-risk populations for whom depression screening combined with hazardous alcohol use screening could detect depressive symptoms that might otherwise go untreated.

Researchers Unlock Secret of Deadly Brain Cancer’s “Immortality”

Sep 10, 2018
UCSF researchers have discovered how a mutation in a gene regulator called the TERT promoter confers “immortality” on tumor cells, enabling the unchecked cell division that powers their aggressive growth.

A New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment is Getting Patients Back on Their Feet

Sep 8, 2018
A new spinal cord injury protocol, based on research by UCSF scientists, is a mixture of revised evaluations and new treatments to personalize care. It has spurred quicker recoveries for patients.

Newfound Inhibitors to CRISPR Could Improve Gene Editing

Sep 7, 2018
UCSF researchers have uncovered 12 new anti-CRISPR genes, some of which can inhibit different CRISPR types and could be critical to future gene-editing therapies.

Innovative Technique Reveals ‘Core Identities’ of Brain Cells

Sep 7, 2018
UCSF researchers have shown that it’s possible to study cellular identity by pulverizing brain tissue samples, extracting their RNA in bulk and looking for signature patterns of gene activity.

‘Biosimilar’ Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis Actually Cost Patients More

Sep 7, 2018
The availability of biosimilars commonly used to treat moderate to severe RA may not by itself reduce out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries due to a lack of manufacturer discounts.

Mutations, Drugs Drive Cancer by Blurring Growth Signals

Sep 6, 2018
Genetic mutations in a form of non–small cell lung cancer may drive tumor formation by blurring cells’ perception of key growth signals, according to a new laboratory study published Aug. 31, 2018, in Science.

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

Sep 6, 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.

NIH Funds UCSF-led Initiative to Chart a Course Toward New Psychiatric Drugs

Sep 6, 2018
Researchers at UCSF and the Gladstone Institutes have received an $18 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch the Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative.

Pediatric Device Consortium Celebrates Future Innovations with $6.7M FDA Grant

Sep 5, 2018
Thanks to a $6.7 million grant, the newly named UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium can focus on the development of revolutionary, low-cost gadgets to diagnose and cure pediatric health conditions.

New Generation Health Center Celebrates Opening at New Location

Aug 31, 2018
Thanks to a strong partnership as well as the philanthropy of many donors, the New Generation Health Center is opening its doors at the Homeless Prenatal Program to ensure San Francisco residents receive critical reproductive health care for years to come.

As the Keto Diet Gains Popularity, Scientists Explain What We Do and Don’t Know

Aug 30, 2018
As the low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic, or “keto,” diet becomes more popular, scientists at UCSF are among those working to study its potential health benefits and risks.

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