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Rare Cells are ‘Window Into the Gut’ for the Nervous System

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study led by UCSF scientists.

Crowdsourced Data May Inaccurately Represent Some Population Groups

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
Crowdsourcing for health and medical research leads to certain groups being either over- or underrepresented by age, race/ethnicity, education and physical activity, according to a UCSF-led study.

Toxic Exposure: Chemicals Are in Our Water, Food, Air and Furniture

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
When we purchase something, there's often an assumption that it's safe. Unfortunately, many prevalently used chemicals could cause serious effects on health, especially during prenatal development.

From Strands to Droplets: New Insights into DNA Control

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
A new study by UCSF researchers revealed the intriguing possibility that HP1α binds to stretches of DNA and pulls it into droplets that shield the genetic material inside from the molecular machinery of the nucleus that reads and translates the genome.

Racism Aggravates Treatment-Resistant Asthma

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
Racial discrimination experienced by African-American children and young adults exacerbates a type of asthma known to be resistant to standard treatment, according to a study headed by researchers at UCSF.

UCSF Studies Ambulance Diversion by Race, Health Care for Released Prisoners in Special Journal Issue

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
Black heart attack patients suffer higher mortality rates than white patients when ambulances are diverted because hospital emergency rooms are too busy to receive new patients.

Chronic Pain Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Study of Older Adults

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
Researchers at UCSF have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later.

Soaring Medical Costs from Bicycle Accidents

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
Bicycle use has skyrocketed in popularity, but it’s also led to more accidents, with medical costs from non-fatal bike crashes climbing steadily by $789 million annually, according to a new study by UCSF.

New Cancer Treatments and Care to be Highlighted at 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
Cancer specialists from UCSF will present new findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s largest clinical cancer research meeting.

Research Reveals How RNA Gums Up Cell Nucleus in Huntington’s, Other Neurodegenerative Disorders

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
UCSF researchers have drawn a link between genetic abnormalities in neurodegenerative diseases and the formation of RNA foci, work the scientists said may open avenues to the development of new drug treatments.

Catherine Lucey Appointed as Executive Vice Dean for School of Medicine

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
Catherine Lucey has been appointed as Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine. She will continue to serve in her important role as Vice Dean for Education.

Barbara Koenig: Expanding the Reach of the Bioethics Program at UCSF

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
Barbara Koenig, the director of the UCSF Bioethics Program, brings years of professional experience as a national expert in medical ethics.

New Hair Growth Mechanism Discovered

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
In experiments in mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells, directly trigger stem cells in the skin to promote healthy hair growth.

Keith Yamamoto Honored for Work in Precision Medicine

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
The Precision Medicine World Conference has named Keith Yamamoto a 2017 recipient of the Luminary Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals who have advanced precision medicine.

UC President Janet Napolitano Issues Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Fiscal 2018 Budget

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement about President Trumps' proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.

Ron Vale Receives 2017 Shaw Prize for Motor Protein Discoveries

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
Ronald Vale, professor and vice chair of cellular and molecular pharmacology at UCSF, is a winner of the 2017 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for his seminal research on motor proteins, molecular machines that perform functions crucial to life.

UCSF to Expand Child Care at New Location at Mission Bay

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
UCSF is moving and expanding its current University Child Care Center at Mission Bay to welcome more families to participate in on-site child care near their workplace.

UCSF Police Seeks Public Comment in Reaccreditation Process

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
The UCSF Police Department is undergoing re-accreditation, a voluntary process renewed every three years to demonstrate its compliance with national best practices.

New Head Librarian Will Lead UCSF Library into the Future

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
UCSF has hired Christopher Shaffer as university librarian and assistant vice chancellor.

UCSF Health Launches Campaign to Reinforce Inclusiveness, Safety for Patients

UCSF News 9 hours 17 min ago
UCSF Health is rolling out a campaign to underscore the health system’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The campaign was initiated amid recent concerns about potential discrimination or immigration issues that have arisen among patients and their families, as well as staff.

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