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Common Use of Antibiotics in Cells Grown for Research Could Distort Tests

UCSF News Aug 29, 2017
A new study by UCSF researchers raises a red flag against adding antibiotics when growing cells in labs, finding that it can induce unintentional genetic changes in the cells and distort test results.

Switching Sugar for Starch Leads to Less Fatty Liver in Kids

UCSF News Aug 29, 2017
An experimental diet that cut out a type of sugar significantly reversed the buildup of liver fat in children and adolescents – a condition strongly linked to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

With Fall 2017 Cycle, UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Celebrates 10 Years of Funding

UCSF News Aug 26, 2017
UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program, which offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural funding opportunities, is now inviting applications for the Fall 2017 cycle.

Nancy Adler Honored by The New York Academy of Medicine

UCSF News Aug 26, 2017
The New York Academy of Medicine has named Nancy Adler a recipient of the 2017 Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science.

UCSF to Offer Free Flu Shots Throughout September

UCSF News Aug 26, 2017
UCSF will be holding free drop-in flu shot clinics for all UCSF employees,students and volunteers from Monday, Sept. 6 to Friday, Sept. 29.

Searching for the Brain Cells That Control Our Breathing

UCSF News Aug 26, 2017
The mechanisms by which the brain regulates breathing are still a mystery, one that UCSF physiologist Kevin Yackle is tackling with the latest tools of molecular biology.

UC Kicks Off Systemwide Effort to Support First-Generation Students

UCSF News Aug 25, 2017
The University of California announced that all 10 UC campuses will join together this fall in a systemwide effort to connect first-generation students with faculty mentors who have walked in their shoes, and to facilitate access to resources to help these students continue to succeed.

How the Human Brain Detects the ‘Music’ of Speech

UCSF News Aug 25, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have identified neurons in the human brain that respond to pitch changes in spoken language, which are essential to clearly conveying both meaning and emotion.

UCSF to Lead Gathering of Important Health Information for Sexual, Gender Minorities

UCSF News Aug 23, 2017
UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital aim to help address the dearth of medical research addressing sexual or gender minorities through an ambitious national program collect data that could help to answer the most basic questions about their health.

UCSF Cancer Research Ranks Among the World’s Most Impactful, Analysis Shows

UCSF News Aug 21, 2017
UCSF’s Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is consistently among the world's top five institutions producing the most impactful and utilized research.

UCSF Names Catherine Gilliss as Dean of School of Nursing

UCSF News Aug 21, 2017
A national leader in nursing who served as dean at two top U.S. universities and is a former member of the UCSF faculty, Catherine L. Gilliss has been appointed dean of the UCSF School of Nursing, one of the preeminent graduate nursing schools in the nation.

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist Arthur Ablin, founder of Family House, Passes Away

UCSF News Aug 17, 2017
Emeritus Professor Arthur Ablin, MD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric hematology-oncology and tireless supporter of UCSF Family House, has passed away after a brief illness.

Talk Therapy with ‘Self-Forgiveness’ Focus Eases PTSD in Vets Who Have Killed

UCSF News Aug 17, 2017
Veterans who have killed in combat and suffer from nightmares, hyper-vigilance to perceived threats, and numbness to people and activities that once made them happy, may be helped by a six-to-eight week talk therapy program.

From Threat to Opportunity: Study Shows Cigarette Makers Shifted Stance on Nicotine Patches, Gum

UCSF News Aug 17, 2017
A new study reports that tobacco companies have known for decades that, without counseling, NRT hardly ever works, and that consumers often use it to complement smoking.

Jeffrey Pearl, Outstanding Surgeon, Dedicated Teacher and Valued Colleague Passes Away

UCSF News Aug 17, 2017
The UCSF community is saddened to announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Jeffrey Pearl, MD, professor emeritus of Surgery.

A Laughing Matter: SF Comedian Looks to Tell the Stories of Dementia Patients, Caregivers

UCSF News Aug 16, 2017
The Global Brain Health Institute has brought in its first class of Atlantic Fellows. The 32 fellows are taking a range of classes and pursuing projects with the goal of returning to their communities with knowledge and skills to implement changes impacting brain health.

California Demand for Primary Care Providers to Exceed Supply by 2030

UCSF News Aug 15, 2017
California is expected to face a statewide shortfall of primary care providers in the next 15 years.

Approval of Medical Device Changes Often Based on Low-Quality Research

UCSF News Aug 15, 2017
Clinical trials that test changes in the design or use of high-risk medical devices are often poorly designed, and can rely on inadequate or potentially biased data.

UCSF Faculty Climate Survey Identifies Areas for Improvement

UCSF News Aug 15, 2017
A new faculty climate survey finds that while three-quarters of faculty are generally satisfied with their careers at UCSF, there is room for improvement particularly related to campus climate for women, balancing work and family life and financial challenges of living and working in San Francisco.

For 30 Years, UCSF Program Has Created a Spark for Science in San Francisco Schoolchildren

UCSF News Aug 15, 2017
UCSF’s Science and Health Education Partnership, launched 30 years ago, is a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District that has been a consistent source of quality science education for students in the city.