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Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion Within a Year if Just 1 Percent of Recipients Quit Smoking

UCSF News Apr 12, 2019
Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year.

Living Transplant Donors Need Long-Term Monitoring, Too

UCSF News Apr 12, 2019
Organ transplant recipients receive continual care as the end-stage treatment to their condition, attention also should be given to living donors, who can suffer from hypertension, diabetes and other disorders after donation.

Many Nurse Practitioners Cannot Provide Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction

UCSF News Apr 10, 2019
At least six states with high opioid abuse rates also have strong work restrictions that hinder nurse practitioners in prescribing medication that can help treat the problem.

Cancer-Killing Combination Therapies Unveiled with New Drug-Screening Tool

UCSF News Apr 10, 2019
UC San Francisco scientists have designed a large-scale screen that efficiently identifies drugs that are potent cancer-killers when combined, but only weakly effective when used alone.

UC Campuses Prepare for One-Day Labor Strike in April

UCSF News Apr 6, 2019
The University of California is preparing for a one-day strike across the UC system on April 10. The UC system was notified of the strike by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union for its Service and Patient Care Technical Units (SX and EX). 

New Grant Program Supports Innovators at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

UCSF News Apr 5, 2019
The fund, launched earlier this year, is a new grant-awarding program designed to spark novel ideas for solving everyday problems among the hospital’s faculty and staff.

Cancer Exports Molecular ‘Saboteurs’ to Remotely Disarm Immune System

UCSF News Apr 5, 2019
UCSF researchers have identified a surprising phenomenon that may explain why many cancers don’t respond to immunotherapy drugs.

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Management Improved by Brain Scans

UCSF News Apr 2, 2019
National study has found that a form of brain imaging that detects Alzheimer’s-related “plaques” significantly influenced clinical management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

Ron Vale Receives 2019 Gairdner Award for Pioneering Work on Molecular Motors

UCSF News Apr 2, 2019
Vale was recognized for his landmark discovery of kinesin, a motor protein that transports molecular cargo along the cell’s internal highways and plays a crucial part in cell division.

UCSF Women Reflect on Gender, Work and Science

UCSF News Mar 28, 2019
We spoke to UCSF women – scientists, clinicians, students, staff and alums – about their experiences with gender, science and success.