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Cavity Prevention Approach Effectively Reduces Tooth Decay

UCSF News Jan 22, 2018
A scientifically based approach that includes a tooth-decay risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and conservative restorations can dramatically reduce decay in community dental practices.

Why the Flu Season is So Bad This Year

UCSF News Jan 18, 2018
UCSF’s Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, an expert in infectious diseases, answered some questions about this year’s flu season.

5 UC Alumni Entrepreneurs Win Opportunity to Pitch at Venture Summit

UCSF News Jan 17, 2018
The University of California announced the five finalists of its new “I am a UC Entrepreneur” contest for alumni.

UC President Napolitano Talks About Moral Leadership During School of Medicine Retreat

UCSF News Jan 17, 2018
UC President Janet Napolitano kicked off the annual School of Medicine Leadership retreat in a conversation with Dean Talmadge E. King Jr., MD, dean of the School of Medicine.

Researchers Identify Biomarker for Diabetes Risk in People with Obesity

UCSF News Jan 12, 2018
UCS researchers have discovered a new biological pathway in fat cells that could explain why some people with obesity are at high risk for metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings at MLK Jr. Celebration

UCSF News Jan 11, 2018
UCSF will offer free dental screenings to adults and children as part of San Francisco’s 2018 MLK Jr. Celebration, Film & Comic Arts Festival.

UC Praises Gov. Brown Proposal to Establish Precision Health Institute

UCSF News Jan 10, 2018
Executive Vice President of UC Health John D. Stobo issued a statement in response to Governor Brown’s proposal to establish the California Institute to Advance Precision Health and Medicine.

UC Issues Statement on Federal Court DACA Ruling

UCSF News Jan 10, 2018
The University of California is pleased and encouraged that the court has granted an injunction to temporarily stop the Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

San Francisco Cancer Initiative Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges

UCSF News Jan 9, 2018
SF CAN is targeting the five most common cancers which collectively account for half of all new cancers in San Francisco.

Workout Equipment Replaced at Bakar Fitness Center

UCSF News Jan 8, 2018
Seventy old strength and cardio machines were moved out of the Bakar Fitness Center in late December. They were replaced with state-of-the-art machines.

How Doctors are Providing Smarter Care with Electronic Health Records

UCSF News Jan 8, 2018
More and more, the promise of EHRs transforming data into knowledge is beginning to bear fruit.

Brain-Cell ‘Antenna’ May be Key to Understanding Obesity

UCSF News Jan 8, 2018
UCSF researchers have discovered that the brain’s ability to regulate body weight depends on a novel form of signaling in the brain’s “hunger circuit” via antenna-like structures on neurons called primary cilia.

Monthly Brain Cycles Predict Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy

UCSF News Jan 8, 2018
UCSF neurologists have discovered monthly cycles of brain activity linked to seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Pearl Toy: Bringing Music and Joy to the UCSF Community for 20 years

UCSF News Jan 6, 2018
Pearl Toy, professor emeritus of Laboratory Medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine who worked on transfusion safety, believes scientists and musicians share goals and traits.

Julie Ann Sosa Appointed As Chair of Surgery

UCSF News Jan 5, 2018
UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge King, Jr. today announced the appointment of Julie Ann Sosa as the new chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery, effective April 1, 2018.

Brain’s Immune System May Be Key to Better Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders

UCSF News Jan 4, 2018
Anna Molofsky is researching how synapses pruning and formation occur normally during brain development in the hope of determining how subtle shifts in balance lead to neurodevelopmental disorders.

Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later

UCSF News Jan 3, 2018
Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UCSF.