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Perspective: Adequate Consumption of ‘Longevity’ Vitamins Could Prolong Healthy Aging, Nutrition Scientist Says

UCSF News Oct 15, 2018
New review of nutritional science argues most American diets are deficient in a key class of vitamins and minerals.

4 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2018

UCSF News Oct 15, 2018
The UCSF faculty members are among the 75 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Blood Test ‘Biopsy’ for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

UCSF News Oct 15, 2018
A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans.

UCSF-Led Consortium Receives $26.2M to Develop Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury

UCSF News Oct 13, 2018
A UCSF-led consortium has received a $26.2 million award from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity to develop treatments for traumatic brain injury.

UCSF Prepares for Another 3-Day Labor Strike in October

UCSF News Oct 13, 2018
The University of California has received notice from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Patient Care Technical Unit that it will hold a three-day strike across the UC system, beginning October 23, with other unions striking in sympathy.

Early Alzheimer’s Brain Pathology Linked to Psychiatric Symptoms

UCSF News Oct 13, 2018
Researchers have shown that the earliest stages of the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease are linked to neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

UCSF News Oct 11, 2018
Scientists at UCSF and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a new technique for making mice with brains that combine the genetics of two different mouse strains.

‘10,000 Immunomes’ Database Opens a Window on Healthy Immunity

UCSF News Oct 10, 2018
Scientists at UCSF have assembled a searchable database of normal human immunity that researchers can now use as an instant comparison group in studies of the immune system and immune dysfunction.

Genetic Risk Factor for Erectile Dysfunction Identified

UCSF News Oct 9, 2018
In a new study discovered that variants at a single site on Chromosome 6 are associated with a significantly higher risk of developing erectile dysfunction.

Artificial Kidney Technology Explored to Make an Artificial Pancreas

UCSF News Oct 6, 2018
UCSF’s Shuvo Roy has spent the better part of a decade working on technology that could lead to a a surgically implantable bioartificial kidney. Now he is also working with UCSF colleagues to turn that technology into an artificial pancreas.

Talk on ‘Butt Cancer’ Tackles Taboo with Humor to Win 2018 Postdoc Slam

UCSF News Oct 2, 2018
Ten UCSF postdocs competed to explain complex research in simple language – and in three minutes or less – in the third annual Postdoc Slam held Sept. 26.

Major AIDS Conference returns to Bay Area After 30 Years

UCSF News Oct 2, 2018
The 23rd International AIDS conference, AIDS2020, is returning to the Bay Area for the first time in 30 years, with leadership from UCSF and the International AIDS Society.

Six UCSF Scientists Awarded NIH Grants for High-Risk, High-Reward Research

UCSF News Oct 2, 2018
The National Institutes of Health has awarded six NIH Director’s Awards to early-career UCSF scientists – a record number for the University.

Present at Creation of Nobel-Winning ‘Checkpoint Inhibitor’ Therapies, Immunologist Looks to the Future

UCSF News Oct 2, 2018
UCSF’s Max Krummel was a graduate student in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner James P. Allison, PhD. Now Krummel is leading an ambitious project at UCSF to expand immunology and immunotherapy to understand and potentially treat new diseases.