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Faculty Ideas Inspire Record-Breaking Year for UCSF’s Campaign

UCSF News Dec 18, 2018
In the year since announcing an ambitious, $5 billion fundraising campaign, UCSF has seen record-breaking generosity from its supporters, inspired by faculty-led ideas to tackle some of the toughest problems in health and science.

$15M Benioff Gift Expands Children’s Mental Health Services in East Bay

UCSF News Dec 18, 2018
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has received a $15 million gift from Lynne and Marc Benioff to address the acute shortage of mental health services for children and adolescents in Oakland and the East Bay, which reflects a nationwide shortage.

Sex Chromosomes Hold the Secret to Female Longevity

UCSF News Dec 18, 2018
UCSF scientists have zeroed in on a possible genetic mechanism for the reason behind women outliving men phenomenon.

Beyond the Bullet: Wraparound Project is Breaking the Cycle of Violence

UCSF News Dec 17, 2018
Violence can become systemic and ignored in underserved communities. UCSF’s Wraparound Project is changing that case by case, helping those who have experienced traumatic violence to reshape their lives through financial relief, housing, trauma recovery, education and employment.

Depression, Anxiety May Take Same Toll on Health as Smoking and Obesity

UCSF News Dec 17, 2018
Anxiety and depression may be leading predictors of conditions ranging from heart disease to headaches, having similar effects as long-established risk factors like smoking and obesity.

Drug Targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika Viruses Found in Lab Study

UCSF News Dec 14, 2018
Scientists identified key ways Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses hijack the body’s cells, and they found at least one potential drug that can disrupt this process in human cells.

Autism Risk-Factors Identified in ‘Dark Matter’ of Human Genome

UCSF News Dec 14, 2018
A multi-institute research team discovered tens of thousands of rare mutations in noncoding DNA sequences and assessed if these contribute to autism spectrum disorder.

CRISPR Joins Battle of the Bulge, Fights Obesity Without Edits to Genome

UCSF News Dec 14, 2018
A weighty new study shows that CRISPR therapies can cut fat without cutting DNA.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Named Among Nation’s Premier Hospitals in Annual Quality Survey

UCSF News Dec 6, 2018
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has been awarded a “2018 Top Hospitals” award by The Leapfrog Group, placing it among an elite group of hospitals that have achieved the highest levels of quality and safety.

Cell Phones Without Annual Plans Offer Limited Help to Homeless People

UCSF News Dec 6, 2018
Many older homeless adults have access to mobile phones, but they are usually basic phones, without annual contracts that let them keep stable numbers, and thus are only practical for one-way communication.

What’s So Controversial About the First Gene-Edited Babies? Experts Explain

UCSF News Dec 4, 2018
UCSF experts in gene editing and bioethics weigh in on the news of Chinese researcher He Jiankui’s announcement of the birth of the first babies who had their DNA edited as embryos.

Drug Wholesalers Drove Fentanyl’s Deadly Rise, Report Concludes

UCSF News Dec 4, 2018
Fentanyl most likely spread because of heroin and prescription pills shortages, and also because it was cheaper for drug wholesalers than heroin.

Measuring Newborns’ Weight Loss With Electronic Health Records to Give Babies a Healthy Start

UCSF News Dec 3, 2018
A new study is using electronic health records to guide management of newborn weight loss.

UCSF Celebrates 35 Years of HIV/AIDS Care at Ward 86

UCSF News Dec 1, 2018
Thirty-five years after its launch, Ward 86 continues to be a global leader in HIV care and has significantly influenced milestones in treatment and prevention.

Flexible Brain Electrodes Open New Frontiers for Neuroscience

UCSF News Nov 30, 2018
Scientists at UCSF have developed an innovative tool to peer into the secret life of brain. They hope to use the device to learn more about how memories form, and how past experiences influence decisions.

Ambulance Response Times Are Worse for Low-Income People

UCSF News Nov 30, 2018
A nationwide study of more than 63,000 cases of cardiac arrest found that ambulances on average took nearly four minutes longer to handle calls from low-income areas than high-income communities.

Brain Stimulation Relieves Depression Symptoms

UCSF News Nov 30, 2018
Patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex.

Cancer Researchers ID ‘Achilles Heel’ of Drug-Resistant Tumors

UCSF News Nov 27, 2018
UCSF scientists have figured out why some lung cancers become drug-resistant after initially responding to targeted therapies.

Classroom Friendships May Offset Effects of Punitive Parents

UCSF News Nov 22, 2018
Angry, threatening and highly critical parenting is more likely to result in children with defiant, noncompliant and revengeful behavior that spills over to adulthood and impacts relationships with all authority figures.