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Many Safety Net Patients Don’t Complete Colonoscopy after Abnormal Stool-Based Colorectal Screening Test

Dec 14, 2016
Nearly half of the patients in a safety net health system who had an abnormal stool-based screening test for colorectal cancer failed to receive the recommended colonoscopy within a year.

Scientific Reasons for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Dec 13, 2016
To give you a bit of scientific motivation, UCSF gathered some of the latest research behind the most popular health-related New Year’s resolutions that attest to why it really is good for your body to see them through.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know UCSF in 2016?

Dec 13, 2016
UC San Francisco had many milestones in 2016 in research, education and patient care. Take this quiz to see what you remember about some of our major advances from the last year.

Timeline of UCSF Milestones in 2016

Dec 13, 2016
A timeline of UCSF's major milestones in 2016.

Scientists Visualize Embryo Implantation in the Mouse Uterus in Unprecedented 3D Detail

Dec 13, 2016
UC San Francisco researchers have visualized the earliest stages of pregnancy in unprecedented detail in laboratory animals and human tissue using new laboratory imaging techniques.

Most Popular Science Stories of 2016

Dec 13, 2016
Stories about sensory processing disorder, videos about “zombie” cancer cells, and news about the effects of caffeine and alcohol on the heart were among the topics that most engaged our readers in 2016.

Community-based Health Outreach Increases Chinese-American Colon Cancer Screening Rates

Dec 13, 2016
Education by community-based non-professional health workers significantly increased colorectal cancer screening rates among mostly non-English-speaking, older Chinese-Americans in San Francisco.

Even Light-Smoking Teens are Likely to Use Alcohol and Marijuana

Dec 13, 2016
In a UC San Francisco study of 176 adolescent smokers in San Francisco, 96 percent reported using at least two substances other than cigarettes.

Two UCSF Faculty Among 100 Leading Global Thinkers Honored by Foreign Policy Magazine

Dec 12, 2016
Two UCSF faculty members – a microbiologist who studies the genesis of asthma and a surgeon who helped lift the ban on organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients – are among this year’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers selected by Foreign Policy magazine.

Pubic Hair Grooming Linked to Sexually Transmitted Infections

Dec 12, 2016
A national survey has found an association between pubic hair grooming and sexually transmitted infections.

New Targeted Chemotherapy Technology Proves Effective in Mice

Dec 12, 2016
UCSF researchers have developed a new variety of targeting system for chemotherapy drugs based on the unusually high free iron content of many cancer cells.

Killing in War Leaves Veterans with Lasting Psychological Scars, Study Finds

Dec 12, 2016
Killing in war often triggers a moral conflict in veterans that can damage their self-image, relationships and spirituality.

Beta Blockers Help and Harm Older Patients after Heart Attack

Dec 12, 2016
Beta blockers are effective in reducing the risk of death in older nursing home residents after a heart attack, but may impair their ability to perform daily functions independently.

Biotech Pioneer Bill Bowes Pledges $50M to Support Young Biomedical Investigators

Dec 9, 2016
With a $50 million pledge, Bill Bowes has invested in UCSF’s core strength and innovative engine: young investigators.

San Francisco Health Department Passes Resolution in Support of UCSF Research Building at ZSFG

Dec 9, 2016
At their Dec. 6 meeting, the San Francisco Health Commission passed a resolution in support of a 75-year ground lease, and related Lease Disposition and Development Agreement, for the construction of a new research and academic building on the campus of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Telomere Growth Predicts Reduced Chance of Death from Heart Disease

Dec 9, 2016
UC San Francisco and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco has found that change in telomere length over time is important.

Lower-Cost Canadian Health Care as Good as U.S.’s for Low-Income Kids with Diabetes

Dec 8, 2016
Low-income children with Type 1 diabetes in Canada, who are treated by family physicians fared at least as well as low-income children in California, who are likely to be treated by highly specialized pediatric endocrinologists.

Percentage of Medical Students with Disabilities Higher than Thought, Study Finds

Dec 8, 2016
The percentage of medical students with disabilities has always been much lower than the general population, but there may be more disabled students than previously thought.

Big Challenges as India Seeks to Eliminate Malaria by 2030

Dec 8, 2016
The Malaria Elimination Group is meeting this week in Chennai, India, to discuss strategies to shrink the global malaria map and take stock of India’s efforts to eliminate the disease.

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