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Dementia Study First in a Series on Health Needs and Challenges of LGBTQ Seniors

Nov 20, 2018
Nearly 25 percent of the LGBT adults aged 50 and older in a new study had subjective cognitive decline, a potential indicator of a future Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

New Method Of Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain For Some Cancer Survivors

Nov 20, 2018
A UCSF surgeon is among a handful nationwide who are pioneering and studying the outcomes of a new approach to breast reconstruction.

Emotional Abuse May Be Linked with Menopause Misery

Nov 19, 2018
UC San Francisco has identified another factor that may add to menopause torment: an emotionally abusive partner or spouse.

Researchers to Study Drivers of Asthma in Puerto Rico

Nov 16, 2018
UC San Francisco, National Jewish Health and Centro de Neumología Pediátrica in Puerto Rico have been awarded nearly $10 million to address the root causes of asthma in children in Puerto Rico.

New ‘SLICE’ Tool Can Massively Expand Immune System’s Cancer-Fighting Repertoire

Nov 15, 2018
UCSF researchers have devised a CRISPR-based system called SLICE, which will allow scientists to rapidly assess the function of each and every gene in “primary” immune cells.

UCSF-led Consortium to Receive $3.45 Million from NFL to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

Nov 15, 2018
The NFL has awarded more than $3.45 million to a UCSF-led research consortium tasked with identifying the causes, risk factors, biomarkers and prognoses for patients with TBI.

Bringing Artificial Limbs to Patients Who Need Them

Nov 15, 2018
UCSF researchers are talking to patients about what they want in artificial limbs with the aim of improving and speeding the FDA approval process.

Can Video Games Improve the Health of Older Adults with Schizophrenia?

Nov 14, 2018
Video games can offer a safe and easy way for a sedentary population to get started with exercise.

Saving Limbs and Toes From the Grip of Diabetes With Clinic’s New Approach

Nov 14, 2018
The loss of a toe or limb to diabetes is more common than many people realize – and it’s a tragic outcome that UCSF’s Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot Center is working to prevent.

Cognitive Decline After Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Might Be Prevented By Temporarily Shutting Down Immune Response

Nov 13, 2018
Using a mouse model, researchers showed that a drug that temporarily suppresses a key component of the brain’s immune system can prevent radiation-associated cognitive decline.

Less Surveillance Needed for Simple Ovarian Cysts

Nov 13, 2018
Study found that simple cysts are normal, extremely common and aren’t linked to a higher risk of ovarian cancer. As a result, unless they are symptomatic, simple cysts can be safely ignored.

New Software Will Improve Arrival Prediction Times for UCSF Shuttles

Nov 10, 2018
After working behind-the-scenes for the past six months to collect more accurate shuttle data, UCSF Transportation Services is reintroducing “Live Shuttle” to help update passengers with real-time estimates on arrivals and departures.

Five Winners Chosen in Great People Events Contest

Nov 10, 2018
UCSF has selected five winners for a contest that invited ideas for events that would build community and support wellbeing, engagement and inclusion.

Alzheimer’s and Cardiovascular Disease Share Common Genetics in Some Patients

Nov 10, 2018
Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease.

Community Choirs Reduce Loneliness and Increase Interest in Life for Older Adults

Nov 10, 2018
An innovative San Francisco program of community choirs for older adults found that singing in a choir reduced loneliness and increased interest in life, but did not improve cognition or physical function.

2018 UCSF Medals Honor Luminaries in Health and Science

Nov 9, 2018
Three UCSF Medals – the University’s highest honor – have been bestowed to pioneers in women’s health equity and pharmaceutical science, as well as a nationally renowned health care and policy leader.

2018 UCSF Medals Honor Luminaries in Health and Science

Nov 9, 2018
UCSF awards three UCSF Medals – the University’s highest honor – to pioneers in women’s health equity and pharmaceutical science, as well as a nationally renowned health care and policy leader.

UC Issues Statement on 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on DACA

Nov 9, 2018
The University of California issued a statement about the decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that keeps in place the injunction preventing the Department of Homeland Security from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Brain Signature of Depressed Mood Unveiled in New Study

Nov 9, 2018
New research from UCSF has identified a common pattern of brain activity that may be behind feelings of low mood, particularly in people who have a tendency towards anxiety.

To Better Treat COPD, Scientists Look to Tailored Approaches for Deadly Lung Disease

Nov 9, 2018
To develop novel therapies to treat specific subtypes of COPD, and potentially even to reverse some of the symptoms, scientists at UCSF are taking a precision medicine approach to the disease.

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