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UCSF Mourns the Loss of San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
UCSF mourns the loss of Mayor Edwin Lee, who partnered with the University on a number of initiatives that improved the city's health access and economic vitality.

Biochemist Peter Walter Receives 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UCSF, has been named winner of a 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, for his research on a biological mechanism that normally protects cells, but can cause disease if not functioning properly.

San Francisco Moves Toward Zero New HIV Infections with Help from UCSF

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
Much of San Francisco’s progress in fighting new HIV infections can likely be contributed to Getting to Zero – a citywide collaboration to end HIV transmission that was co-founded by UCSF.

Stress in Pregnancy Linked to Changes in Infant’s Nervous System, Less Smiling, Less Resilience

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth.

Scientists Engineer Drug Delivery Device that Treats Glaucoma Directly Inside the Eye

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
A tiny implant developed in the lab of Tejal Desai promises to simplify how glaucoma drugs are administered, making life easier for aging patients.

Department of Emergency Medicine Earns Prestigious Designation from World Health Organization

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
The UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine has been designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma Care. It is the first such designation in the U.S.

3 UCSF Researchers Named 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
Three UC San Francisco researchers have been selected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science and three other peer-reviewed journals.

Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry's interests.

Painless Dental Lasers Can Render Teeth Cavity-Resistant

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
Today’s lasers are fine-tuned instruments that can safely and painlessly remove cavities and prevent cavities before they start.

As Genetic Testing Goes Mainstream, Clinics Emerge to Guide Patients Through Information

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
UCSF is moving to make genetic testing a routine part of medical care, and one step in that direction is the opening of the Preventive Genomics Clinic.

Ruth Greenblatt Delivers 2017 Faculty Research Lecture in Clinical Science

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
Ruth Greenblatt was selected by her peers on the Academic Senate’s Committee on Research as the seventeenth annual Faculty Research Lectureship recipient in Clinical Science.

Expanded Discovery Day Event at AT&T Park Caps 2017 Bay Area Science Festival

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
Robots, slime making, human organs and hundreds of other science and engineering exhibits filled the field at AT&T Park on Saturday during the seventh annual Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day.

Functional Impairment in Middle Age Often Leads to Further Decline

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
Nearly 40 percent of individuals who experience an episode of functional impairment in middle age see further functional decline, or even death.

Calling All Students: UC Wants Your Input on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
UC is inviting students to apply for a seat on a new Student Advisory Board that will provide input to the university about its ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Researchers Rethink How ‘Beige’ Fat Cells Burn Calories

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
UCSF researchers have discovered a new heat-producing pathway in fat cells that works by burning excess blood glucose, suggesting a potential new approach to treating metabolic disorders.

Awards Highlight Partnerships Between UCSF, Community That Promote Health Equity

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
UCSF’s Center for Community Engagement honored the many valued partnerships between UCSF and the community at its recent Annual Partnerships Celebration.

Anna Maria Napoles Appointed Scientific Director of NIMHD

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has appointed Anna Maria Nápoles as scientific director of its Division of Intramural Research.

Deadly Lung Cancers are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
New research finds one of the world’s most deadly forms of lung cancer is driven by changes in multiple different genes.

Preventing Disease Through Social Media: UCSF Doctor Gets Creative with Health Interventions

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
Smartphones and emotional crises, social media and tanning beds are seemingly disconnected – but UCSF researcher Eleni Linos has started to make an impact on health by her focus on how technology can influence our behaviors.

UCSF at Dreamforce 2017: Precision Cancer Care and Public Health Tech

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
One of UCSF’s groundbreaking cancer programs will be prominently featured at the 2017 Dreamforce conference through an interactive exposition and a talk by two researchers.

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