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UCSF Among Top Public Universities in Fundraising for 2017, Capping Successful Tenure of John Ford

UCSF News Feb 22, 2018
For the sixth year, UCSF has placed among the top 20 colleges and universities that received the most charitable contributions in the nation. The distinction caps an extraordinary career for John B. Ford, who recently retired as vice chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations.

Cancer-Killing Virus Acts by Alerting Immune System

UCSF News Feb 22, 2018
A new UCSF study has shown that a cancer-killing (“oncolytic”) virus currently in clinical trials may function as a cancer vaccine.

Marijuana Should Be Packaged, Regulated Following Tobacco Control Best Practices

UCSF News Feb 22, 2018
California should take an assertive approach to cannabis labeling, packaging and product formulation, according to a new UCSF study.

UCSF Names Michael Reddy as Dean for School of Dentistry

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
An internationally renowned periodontics specialist, Michael Reddy has been appointed dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry, one of the preeminent graduate dental schools in the nation.

Cognitive Benefits of 'Young Blood' Linked to Brain Protein in Mice

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
Loss of an enzyme that modifies gene activity to promote brain regeneration may be partly responsible for age-related cognitive decline, according to new research in laboratory mice by UCSF.

Current PSA Monitoring Ignores Risk to Some Prostate Cancer Survivors

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
In older men who survived low-risk cancer and have limited life expectancy, frequent PSA screenings may do more harm than good

Wearables Could Catch Heart Problems That Elude Your Doctor

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
Office visits offer doctors only a snapshot of chronic conditions. That’s where new mobile health-tracking technology can make a real difference, providing detailed and long-term health data for each patient.

Apalutamide Delays Progression of Nonmetastatic, Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
Treatment with an investigational androgen receptor inhibitor significantly delayed the development of metastasis in patients with prostate cancer that had become resistant to standard androgen-deprivation therapy.

UCSF Community Saddened by Loss of Quiet Champion Sanford Diller

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
Sanford Diller, a self-made real estate magnate, philanthropist and dear friend and longtime champion of UCSF, died peacefully at his home in Woodside, Calif., on Feb. 2. He was 89.

UCSF Receives $500M Commitment from Helen Diller Foundation to Begin Planning New Hospital

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
UCSF has received a $500 million commitment from the Helen Diller Foundation to support the planning, design and construction of a new, world-class hospital at the University’s historic Parnassus Heights campus, ensuring that UCSF can continue to provide premier care to patients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond in the 21st century.

Program Aims to Bridge Gap Between Primary Care and Mental Health Services

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
A pilot program at UCSF was designed to deliver rapid-access medication management and psychotherapy services to patients with the goal of returning them to their primary care providers for continuing care once they have been stabilized.

UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Accepting Applications for the Spring 2018 Cycle

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
The Resource Allocation Program (RAP), in partnership with many on-campus sources of research funding, facilitates the dissemination, submission, review and award of intramural research funding opportunities on campus.

Study Points to Immune System’s Role in Neural Development

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
A new study shows that an immune signal named interleukin 33 plays a crucial role in allowing the brain to maintain the optimal number of synapses during the development of the central nervous system.

'Anxiety Cells' Identified in the Brain

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
For the first time, neuroscientists have identified “anxiety” cells deep inside the brain.

Uniquely Human DNA Sequences Control Brain Development

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
Stretches of DNA that make us uniquely human are partly responsible for controlling neuron growth, according to new research from the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF.

New Approach Attacks 'Undruggable' Cancers from the Outside In

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
Researchers at UCSF have found a way to attack one of the most common drivers of lung, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer by targeting the proteins it produces on the outside of the cell.

Former Chief Campus Counsel Marcia Canning, UC Stalwart for More Than Three Decades, Dies

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
Marcia J. Canning, UCSF’s former chief campus counsel, who bolstered the University’s legal services program and served more than three decades in the University of California system, has died. She was 69.

Byers Distinguished Professorship Awarded to Wendell Lim, Chair of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood announced Wednesday that Brook and Shawn Byers have established the Byers Distinguished Professorship, which will be awarded to Wendell Lim.

Bo Huang Delivers 2018 Byers Award Lecture on Boundary-Pushing Microscopy

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
Huang highlighted the microscopy work in his lab that has enabled a clearer understanding of the function of cells and the processes that underlie disease.

Cavity Prevention Approach Effectively Reduces Tooth Decay

UCSF News Feb 21, 2018
A scientifically based approach that includes a tooth-decay risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and conservative restorations can dramatically reduce decay in community dental practices.

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