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New Study Shows L-Glutamine Decreases Sickle Cell Pain Crises, Hospitalizations

Jul 24, 2018
New research demonstrates that therapy with L-Glutamine reduced the frequency of pain episodes in both pediatric and adult patients with sickle cell disease.

New Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health Announced

Jul 24, 2018
The Atlantic Philanthropies announced a new cohort of Atlantic Fellows, including Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health. The new fellows will be based at The Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin and UCSF.

Disrupting Toxic Stress in Children to Prevent Long-Term Health Impacts

Jul 24, 2018
Clinicians and researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and UCSF are developing tools to combat negative health outcomes from toxic stress.

UCSF Sustainability Awards: Eighth Annual Awards Celebrate Sustainability Champions

Jul 23, 2018
The eighth annual UCSF Sustainability Awards Ceremony honored more than 75 sustainability champions at UCSF.

Scientists Develop New Method to Screen for Chemical Exposures

Jul 23, 2018
UCSF scientists found a way to screen people’s blood for hundreds of chemicals at once, a method that will improve our ability to better assess chemical exposures in pregnant women.

Novel Nutrition Bar Improves Asthma Symptoms in Obese Teens

Jul 20, 2018
A pilot clinical trial by CHORI researchers has found that targeted nutrient therapy can improve lung function in obese individuals with asthma, without requiring weight loss

CRISPR-Based Tool Maps Gene Function in Human Cells

Jul 20, 2018
UCSF scientists have used a high-throughput CRISPR-based technique to rapidly map the functions of nearly 500 genes in human cells, many of them never before studied in detail.

Genomic Landscape of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Unveiled in New Study

Jul 19, 2018
A comprehensive genetic analysis of metastatic prostate cancer has, for the first time, revealed a number of major ways in which abnormal alterations of the genome propel this aggressive form of the disease.

Altruistic Viruses? Phages Fight Back Against CRISPR Defenses In Bacteria

Jul 19, 2018
Although CRISPR has made headlines as a powerful system for editing genes, it actually evolved as way for bacteria to defend themselves against infection by viruses.

Gut's 'Taste Buds' Help School the Immune System in the Thymus

Jul 19, 2018
UCSF researchers discovered fully formed gut and skin cells in the thymus, the organ responsible for training the T cells of the immune system not to attack the body’s own tissues.

Bruce Ovbiagele Appointed Associate Dean of the San Francisco VA Healthcare System

Jul 18, 2018
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of Bruce Ovbiagele as the new Associate Dean of the San Francisco VA Healthcare System.

UCSF to Use Dignity Health Digital Platform to Increase Health Access

Jul 18, 2018
Dignity Health and UCSF Health are collaborating to develop a state-of-the-art digital engagement platform that will provide information and access to patients when and where they need it.

AIDS Walk San Francisco: Dedicated UCSF Community Joins 2018 Event

Jul 17, 2018
About 250 UCSF staff, faculty, students and supporters came out on a cold and foggy morning in Golden Gate Park to raise funds in the annual AIDS Walk San Francisco event.

Interim Associate Dean of Clinical and Academic Affairs at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Appointed

Jul 17, 2018
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King Jr. announced the appointment of Kelley Meade as the new Interim Associate Dean of Clinical and Academic Affairs at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland,

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Imaging Varies Widely, Study Finds

Jul 14, 2018
Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF.

UCSF Study Finds Simplified Systems Intervention Improves Blood Pressure Control in Safety-Net Settings

Jul 13, 2018
Study shows that a simplified intervention building on the hypertension treatment algorithm used in KP’s PHASE program can significantly improve rates of blood pressure control in the city’s safety net clinics.

T Cell Engineering Breakthrough Sidesteps Need for Viruses in CRISPR Gene-Editing

Jul 12, 2018
In an achievement that has significant implications for research, medicine, and industry, UCSF scientists have genetically reprogrammed human immune cells without using viruses to insert DNA

UCSF Establishes UCSF Fresno as a ‘Branch Campus’ of the UCSF School of Medicine

Jul 11, 2018
UCSF School of Medicine is establishing a ‘branch campus’ at UCSF Fresno to lead a training program preparing students to address health needs of the region's diverse and underserved populations.

Hospital Quality Improves Over Time with EHRs, Study Finds

Jul 11, 2018
An examination of how the adoption of EHRs affected the quality of hospital care between 2008 and 2013 found that mortality rates fell as hospitals learned how to work with the technology.

Deadly Form of Advanced Prostate Cancer is Common, Calls for Distinct Treatment

Jul 9, 2018
Study of prostate cancer in 202 men, whose cancers had spread and were resistant to standard treatment, found that about 17 % of these cancers belong to a deadlier subtype of metastatic prostate cancer.

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