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Innovative Type 1 Diabetes Approach Licensed to Encellin

UCSF News Oct 18, 2017
Encellin obtained exclusive rights from UCSF for a proprietary cell encapsulation technology aimed at improving physicians’ ability to perform cell transplants without the need for immunosuppressive drugs.

FDA Warning Leads to Rise in More Invasive Fibroid Surgeries

UCSF News Oct 17, 2017
An FDA warning against a tool used to break up fibroid tissue during laparoscopic surgeries has led to a shift toward more invasive surgeries for hysterectomies for women with uterine fibroids.

Matthew State Awarded Sarnat Prize for Mental Health Research

UCSF News Oct 17, 2017
Matthew State is one of three recipients of the 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health given by the National Academy of Medicine.

2 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2017

UCSF News Oct 17, 2017
Two UCSF faculty are among the 70 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2017.

UC Leaders to Congress: Protect the Nation’s Dreamers

UCSF News Oct 17, 2017
University of California officials, including the chancellors from all 10 UC schools, have sent an urgent appeal to California’s congressional delegation, pressing them to take the lead in building bipartisan support for legislation to protect the nation’s Dreamers.

UCSF Shows Courage and Community in Response to Northern California Wildfires

UCSF News Oct 13, 2017
UCSF community members are responding to the Northern California in several ways.

Brain Imaging Results Skewed by Biased Study Samples

UCSF News Oct 13, 2017
A new UC San Francisco–led study shows that failure to follow this basic principle of population science can profoundly skew the results of brain imaging studies.

UCSF to Hold Events in October for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

UCSF News Oct 12, 2017
In order to help UC San Francisco faculty, staff, students and trainees protect their digital information, as well as UCSF’s, the University is celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a series of outreach and educational events that run through this month.

Congress Supports the NIH, But Questions Remain About Key Federal Funding Stream

UCSF News Oct 12, 2017
Congress has supported NIH funding for the current fiscal year, but issues around key types of funding remain.

Allergy Drug Improves Function in Patients with Chronic Injury from Multiple Sclerosis

UCSF News Oct 11, 2017
UCSF scientists have successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial showing that an FDA-approved antihistamine restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS.

Chancellor to Address Key Step for UCSF’s Future at State of the University

UCSF News Oct 11, 2017
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood will announce a significant step toward ensuring the future of UCSF during his annual State of the University address on Oct. 27.

Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time

UCSF News Oct 11, 2017
Study shows, over the course of 19 years, the hard core group smoked progressively fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit in increasingly greater numbers, along with every other group of smokers in the US.

Atul Butte Appointed to Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine

UCSF News Oct 6, 2017
Atul Butte has been appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine, a new group of experts that will contribute to the state’s continuing efforts to use advanced computing and technology to better understand, treat and prevent disease.

Deepak Srivastava Appointed President of Gladstone Institutes

UCSF News Oct 5, 2017
Deepak Srivastava has been appointed president of Gladstone Institutes. His term will begin on Jan. 1, 2018.

Two UCSF Scientists Win NIH New Innovator Awards

UCSF News Oct 5, 2017
Two UCSF scientists have been awarded NIH New Innovator Awards, which support unusually innovative research from early career investigators.

Flashing Neurons in Worms Reveal How the Brain Generates Behavior

UCSF News Oct 3, 2017
UCSF researcher Saul Kato is using a new high-resolution whole-brain imaging technique to see how the entire nervous system of a worm works together to generate behavior.

Many Hospitals Still Not Using Digital Patient Health Information

UCSF News Oct 3, 2017
U.S. hospitals are making slow progress in ensuring that their providers have access to and use patients’ complete electronic health records when those patients have also received care from outside providers.