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

UCSF News 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

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

Do Dreams Prevent Atrial Fibrillation?

UCSF News 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

UCSF News 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.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Celebrate Top-Tier 2018-19 Rankings

UCSF News Jun 26, 2018
In the U.S. News annual survey for 2018-19, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ campuses in Oakland and San Francisco placed among the country’s finest in all 10 pediatric specialties that were surveyed.

The Unbearable Sensation of Being: Living With Sensory Processing Disorder

UCSF News Jun 26, 2018
Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, causes some children to find everyday stimuli excruciating. Scientists are finally shedding light on what causes the disorder and what can be done about it.

Hundreds March with UCSF in 2018 San Francisco Pride Parade

UCSF News Jun 26, 2018
A rainbow-hued contingent from UCSF turned out for the 48th annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.

Health Hub Launches in Collaboration with UCSF

UCSF News Jun 26, 2018
UCSF and a newly formed, next-generation nonprofit organization, Health Hub, are announcing their plans to affiliate.

Immune Profile for Successful Cancer Immunotherapy Discovered

UCSF News Jun 26, 2018
UCSF researchers have identified a key biological pathway in human cancer patients that appears to prime the immune system for a successful response to immunotherapy drugs – checkpoint inhibitors.

Combination Therapy May Revive Prospects for ‘Embattled’ Breast Cancer Drugs

UCSF News Jun 26, 2018
Researchers identified a protein that cancer cells use as a shield to protect the PI3K pathway against targeted drugs, and showed that blocking this protein allowed previously ineffective therapies to slow cancer cell growth and shrink tumors.

Patricia O’Sullivan Receives 2018 UCSF Lifetime Mentoring Award

UCSF News Jun 26, 2018
Patricia “Pat” O’Sullivan has been named the 2018 recipient of the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award.

Prop. 47 Lessened Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests

UCSF News Jun 21, 2018
UCSF researchers quantified the effects of Prop 47, which reclassified drug possession offenses from felonies or “wobblers”.

Not Junk: ‘Jumping Gene’ is Critical for Early Embryo

UCSF News Jun 21, 2018
A so-called “jumping gene” that researchers long considered either genetic junk or a pernicious parasite is actually a critical regulator of the first stages of embryonic development.

CryoEM Study Captures Opioid Signaling in the Act

UCSF News Jun 21, 2018
Scientists have used ultra-high-resolution cryo–electron microscopy to capture the most detailed portrait ever of an opioid drug triggering the biochemical signaling cascade that gives it its power.

Toward a Cure for Sickle Cell: How Doctors Are Fighting a Crippling Disease

UCSF News Jun 20, 2018
Each year, 300,000 infants worldwide are born with sickle cell. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are at the the leading edge of advancements to cure sickle cell disease.

Colleagues Mourn Loss of Lloyd “Holly” Smith, Founding Father and ‘Heart of UCSF for Half a Century’

UCSF News Jun 19, 2018
Lloyd Hollingsworth “Holly” Smith Jr., a visionary physician-scientist whose uncompromising quest for excellence over a career spanning half a century helped transform UCSF into the world-renowned health sciences university it is today, died peacefully at his home on June 18.

UCSF Receives Two New Properties in San Francisco as Gifts from Donors

UCSF News Jun 19, 2018
UCSF has received two gifts of real estate properties that will ease the housing crunch for faculty and free up space for thriving clinical and academic programs at Mission Bay – supporting key University goals.

Deaths from Cardiac Arrest Are Misclassified, Overestimated

UCSF News Jun 18, 2018
Forty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half of the remainder are not arrhythmic – the only situation in which CPR and defibrillators are effective.

Electrically Stimulating the Brain May Restore Movement After Stroke

UCSF News Jun 18, 2018
UCSF scientists have improved mobility in rats that had experienced debilitating strokes by using electrical stimulation to restore a distinctive pattern of brain cell activity associated with efficient movement.

University Child Care Center at Mission Bay Officially Opens

UCSF News Jun 16, 2018
With the June 11 opening ceremony, the University Child Care Center at Mission Bay officially becomes the largest child care center in San Francisco.