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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.

Evolution of Melanoma Reveals Opportunities for Intervention

Jul 9, 2018
UCSF researchers have identified the sequence of genetic changes that transform benign moles to into malignant skin cancer.

Margot Kushel Named Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

Jul 6, 2018
Margot Kushel has been announced as the new director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and Trauma Center.

UCSF Names New Leader for Real Estate

Jul 6, 2018
With a planning process underway to re-envision Parnassus Heights and a new hospital on the horizon, change to the spaces that support our learning, teaching, patient care, and research is going to be part of the UCSF experience for many years to come. A new leader is set to join UCSF in August to help manage these changes.

How CRISPR Tools are Unlocking New Ways to Fight Disease

Jul 6, 2018
The already famous CRISPR system allows scientists to edit faulty genes by cutting and replacing sections of DNA, but new and improved CRISPR techniques developed at UCSF have expanded CRISPR’s scalpel into a Swiss Army knife.

New Form Of Wound Healing Revealed By Parasitic Gut Worms

Jul 4, 2018
Experiments using parasitic worms in the mouse gut have revealed a surprising new form of wound repair, a finding that could help scientists develop ways to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.

Staying Safe in the Sun – A Dermatologist Helps Separate Facts from Hype

Jul 4, 2018
Sun exposure can boost your mood, but it can also significantly boost your risk of skin cancer. Sarah Arron dispels myths around UV rays and gives you her best advice on skin protection.

FDA Approves Landmark Marijuana-Derived Drug First Tested at UCSF

Jun 30, 2018
For the first time, a drug derived from marijuana has bee

Do Dreams Prevent Atrial Fibrillation?

Jun 29, 2018
UCSF research team found that having less REM sleep – the sleep that includes more dreaming – was linked to higher chances of developing AF. 

‘Music of Speech’ Linked to Brain Area Unique to Humans

Jun 29, 2018
Insights into pitch control could pave the way for advanced brain prosthetics that could allow people who can’t speak to express themselves in a naturalistic way.