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Body’s 'Natural Opioids' Affect Brain Cells Much Differently than Morphine

May 11, 2018
Study led by UCSF scientists shows that brain cells react differently to opioid substances created inside the body than they do to purely synthetic opioid drugs.

Living in Better Neighborhood May Protect Health of Kids in Poverty

May 9, 2018
UCSF study has found that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood may act as a health booster for low-income children.

UCSF Grad Slam Winner Yiqi Cao Places Second in UC-Wide Contest

May 8, 2018
UCSF Bioengineering PhD candidate Yiqi Cao took the second-place prize in the annual UC-wide Grad Slam contest.

Dementia Risk Doubles Following Concussion, UCSF Study Shows

May 8, 2018
Dementia is a possible complication following a concussion, even if the patient did not lose consciousness.

UCSF PlaySafe Program Offers Free Cardiac Physicals for High School Athletes on May 5

May 3, 2018
PlaySafe program in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is providing its free annual spring sports cardiac physicals through the UCSF Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes.

UCSF Researcher’s 20 Years Chasing the Genetic Roots of Asthma

May 3, 2018
Esteban Burchard, who arrived at UCSF in 1998, marks the 20th year of his asthma project in May. His lab, which he named the UCSF Asthma Collaboratory, has delved deep into the genetic basis of asthma and of drug response in the disease.

Liver Cells Switch Identities to Grow New Tissue

May 2, 2018
By studying a rare liver disease called Alagille syndrome, scientists from UC San Francisco and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have discovered the mechanism behind an unusual form of tissue regeneration that may someday reduce the need for expensive and difficult-to-obtain organ transplants.

For Glaucoma-Monitoring Sensor Design, Researchers Looked to the Butterfly Wing

May 2, 2018
An easy-to-use implant sensor for at-home glaucoma monitoring developed by researchers at Caltech and tested at UCSF could significantly benefit patients by providing convenient, on-demand self-monitoring and physicians by more effectively tailoring individual treatments.

11th Annual Chancellor’s Diversity Forum Tackles Staff Climate and Equity Concerns

May 2, 2018
Issues impacting staff climate and equity at UCSF were at the forefront of the conversation during the 11th annual Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion.

2 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2018

May 2, 2018
Two faculty members from UCSFhave been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors accorded to American scientists.

Reinvigorated Nursing Partnership Strengthens Patient Care, Research and Education

May 2, 2018
Nursing leadership at the UCSF School of Nursing and UCSF Health are leading an effort aimed at optimizing the advantages of tighter integration between the two organizations.

Research Finds ‘Achilles Heel’ for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

May 2, 2018
UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a promising new line of attack against lethal, treatment-resistant prostate cancer.

World Malaria Day Event Draws Premier Bay Area Researchers

May 1, 2018
More than 100 members of the malaria research community in the Bay Area gathered to celebrate World Malaria Day on April 25 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Join All of Us: California Researchers Call for Volunteers as NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort Launches Nationwide

May 1, 2018
All of Us is an unprecedented effort to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1 million or more volunteer participants living in the US, officially opens for enrollment May 6.

Gene Therapy May Eliminate Life-Long Need for Transfusions in Patients with Incurable Blood Disorder

May 1, 2018
Data from clinical studies of gene therapy in patients with transfusion-dependent Beta-Thalassemia show majority of patients are transfusion-free.

Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk

Apr 30, 2018
Automated breast-density evaluation was just as accurate in predicting women’s risk of breast cancer, found and not found by mammography, as subjective evaluation done by radiologists.

UNICEF “Muted” on Tobacco Control for Children

Apr 30, 2018
The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children’s rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, during which time UNICEF’s focus on children’s rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced.

UCSF Prepares for 3-Day Strike Amid Labor Negotiations

Apr 29, 2018
UC San Francisco has received notice from several unions that they will strike or participate in sympathy strikes at UCSF and across the UC system beginning this Monday, May 7, and ending Thursday, May 10.

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