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What You Should Know About This Year’s Flu

UCSF News Jan 22, 2019
We invited infectious disease expert and clinician Charles Chiu to answer your questions about the flu.

Liver Transplants Double for Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

UCSF News Jan 22, 2019
A study showed ongoing regional geographic variations in liver transplant rates for ALD patients, whose long-term survival rate is slightly lower than other liver transplant patients.

From Technology to Home Care, Researchers Plan for "Silver Tsunami"

UCSF News Jan 18, 2019
Faculty from UCSF School of Nursing are leading research projects that examine the shortage of long-term care workers and other senior care issues.

New Nursing and Pharmacy Partnership Aims to Expand Access to Mental Health Care

UCSF News Jan 17, 2019
The Dyad project will help address the shortage of mental health providers in California and support a team-based approach to clinical medicine.

UC San Francisco Medical and Nursing Schools, San Francisco VA Health Care System Join National Clinician Scholars Program

UCSF News Jan 17, 2019
UCSF is partnering with the National Clinician Scholars Program, an interdisciplinary research consortium for physicians and nurses, to drive innovation and improvements in health equity and health care.  

Drug Hobbles Deadly Liver Cancer by Stifling Protein Production

UCSF News Jan 15, 2019
In laboratory experiments, UCSF researchers successfully beat back the growth of aggressive liver cancers using a surprising new approach.

Life-Threatening Lung Disease Averted in Experimental Models

UCSF News Jan 15, 2019
UCSF discovery that may lead to new treatments for people with IPF.

Calcium Specks May Help Detect Heart Disease in South Asians

UCSF News Jan 12, 2019
Specks of calcium in the heart’s artery walls could be an important prognostic marker of early cardiovascular disease in South Asians and may help guide treatment in this population.

Ultra-Sturdy Bones, with a Surprising Origin, Suggest New Osteoporosis Approach

UCSF News Jan 11, 2019
A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women’s bone density.

Henry Wachs, Award-Winning Creator of the UCSF Logo, Dies at 102

UCSF News Jan 9, 2019
Henry Wachs, famed Bay Area graphic designer and creator of the original logo for UC San Francisco in the 1970s, died on Dec. 21. He was 102.

Radiation Dose in CT Scans Varies Due to Scanners’ Technical Settings

UCSF News Jan 9, 2019
The amount of radiation that patients are exposed to from CT scans varies widely between institutions and countries, and is largely due to differences in the technical settings of the scanning machines.

Surprise Discovery Reveals Second Visual System in Mouse Cerebral Cortex

UCSF News Jan 3, 2019
New study shows the post-rhinal cortex, appears to obtain visual data directly from an evolutionarily ancient sensory processing center at the base of the brain called the superior colliculus.

Gut Immune Cells Cut Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis

UCSF News Jan 3, 2019
Researchers have discovered that the intestine is the source of immune cells that reduce brain inflammation in people with MS, and that increasing the number of these cells blocks inflammation entirely.

Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Alzheimer’s Disease in Brain Scans Six Years Before a Diagnosis

UCSF News Jan 2, 2019
UCSF researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. The algorithm used PET scans – a common type of brain scan.