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Jeff Sheehy, of UCSF AIDS Research Institute, Appointed as San Francisco Supervisor

Jan 7, 2017
Jeff Sheehy, the longtime director of communications at UC San Francisco’s Aids Research Institute, has been appointed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee to serve on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

UCSF Medical Student and Immigrant Rights Advocate Featured on Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ List

Jan 7, 2017
The first undocumented immigrant to attend UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine, Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn, has been named to the 2017 “30 Under 30” list by Forbes magazine.

Former Senior Vice Chancellor Steve Barclay, Key Financial Architect of Mission Bay Campus, Dies

Jan 5, 2017
Stephen J. Barclay, the former senior vice chancellor of Finance and Administration who guided UCSF through state budget cutbacks as well as the planning of the Mission Bay campus, has died. He was 70.

Science in Focus: Using Light to Make Single Cells Self-Destruct

Jan 5, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have developed a new optogenetic tool that can be used to completely eliminate single cells from brain networks in animals. The researchers believe the new tool will enable exquisitely precise experiments to help researchers understand how each cell contributes to the whole.

Search Engine: How Artificial Intelligence Techniques Are Aiding the Hunt for New Drugs

Jan 4, 2017
Steven Altschuler and Lani Wu are using artificial intelligence to spot and label potential medical uses for biological compounds.

Alcohol Abuse Increases Risk of Heart Attack, Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure

Jan 2, 2017
Alcohol abuse may increase the risk for heart attack, atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure.

UCSF Mourns Loss of William K. (Bill) Bowes Jr. (1926-2016)

Dec 30, 2016
The UCSF community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of William K. Bowes Jr., a Bay Area venture capitalist whose dedicated volunteer service and generous philanthropy supported medical research, access to college, higher education and the arts.

Latino Children with Kidney Failure Have Superior Survival

Dec 30, 2016
Latino children with kidney failure have a surprising survival advantage over white children despite longer waits for transplants, according to a UCSF study that tracked more than 12,000 pediatric patients.

Off-Switch for CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing System Discovered

Dec 29, 2016
UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a way to switch off the widely used CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system using newly identified anti-CRISPR proteins that are produced by bacterial viruses.

UCSF Discovery May Lead to New Treatments to Protect Fetus from Deadly Effects of Food Poisoning

Dec 23, 2016
A newly identified bacterial protein that is shown to jump-start infection may be the culprit in a foodborne disease that strikes pregnant women in disproportionately high numbers, leading to miscarriage and pre-term birth.

Margot Kushel: Providing the Homeless with Better, More Appropriate Medical Care

Dec 23, 2016
Margot Kushel’s research, clinical and personal work with homeless patients stretches back to the 1990s when she was a medical resident at ZSFG.

Positive Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial Results Support New Treatment Approach

Dec 22, 2016
In findings that show the effectiveness of a new strategy for treating multiple sclerosis, researchers are reporting positive results from three large, international, multicenter Phase III clinical trials of the investigational drug ocrelizumab in both relapsing multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

UCSF Joins Multi-University Collaboration Agreement with Facebook’s Building 8

Dec 22, 2016
UCSF is joining a unique collaboration agreement with Facebook that would allow its researchers to engage in joint technology projects without the usual red tape.

Cutting Through the Clamor: How the Brain Helps Us Understand Spoken Words in Noisy Settings

Dec 21, 2016
UC San Francisco scientists have discovered an unexpected mechanism the brain uses to seamlessly compensate when speech sounds are obscured by noise.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to Deliver 2017 UCSF School of Medicine Commencement Address

Dec 20, 2016
The UCSF School of Medicine has announced that Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy will deliver the commencement address on May 15, 2017.

UCSF Shuttle System Begins Holiday Schedule Dec. 19

Dec 20, 2016
The UCSF shuttle service will operate on a limited holiday schedule beginning Monday, Dec. 19.

UCSF Experts to Share Latest Research at 2017 Precision Medicine World Conference

Dec 17, 2016
For the second consecutive year, UCSF is co-hosting the Precision Medicine World Conference, which is being held in January 2017.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Firefighters Pledge a Helping Hand to Save Santa’s UCSF Visit

Dec 16, 2016
The media are invited to join Santa as he arrives at the hospital in a fire truck and meets with young patients in the art studio.

CRISPR Study Reveals Unexpected Roles of Non-Coding RNAs

Dec 16, 2016
UCSF researchers have taken a major step toward understanding the function of the tens of thousands of human genes that do not code for proteins, a phenomenon considered one of the key remaining mysteries of the human genome.

CRISPR-Based Single-Cell Genetics Platform Enables Rapid Analysis of Critical Gene Networks

Dec 16, 2016
Researchers from UC San Francisco and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a new method for performing high-throughput functional screening of complex genetic interactions.