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Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist Arthur Ablin, founder of Family House, Passes Away

Aug 17, 2017
Emeritus Professor Arthur Ablin, MD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric hematology-oncology and tireless supporter of UCSF Family House, has passed away after a brief illness.

Talk Therapy with ‘Self-Forgiveness’ Focus Eases PTSD in Vets Who Have Killed

Aug 17, 2017
Veterans who have killed in combat and suffer from nightmares, hyper-vigilance to perceived threats, and numbness to people and activities that once made them happy, may be helped by a six-to-eight week talk therapy program.

From Threat to Opportunity: Study Shows Cigarette Makers Shifted Stance on Nicotine Patches, Gum

Aug 17, 2017
A new study reports that tobacco companies have known for decades that, without counseling, NRT hardly ever works, and that consumers often use it to complement smoking.

Jeffrey Pearl, Outstanding Surgeon, Dedicated Teacher and Valued Colleague, Passes Away

Aug 17, 2017
The UCSF community is saddened to announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Jeffrey Pearl, MD, professor emeritus of Surgery.

Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth in Large California Study

Aug 17, 2017
Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term.

Hormone Shows Promise as Cognition Enhancer

Aug 17, 2017
Scientists at UC San Francisco have found that administering a fragment of the klotho protein to young, aging or impaired mice rapidly improves their cognitive and physical performance.

Dignity Health, UCSF Health Announce Bay Area Collaboration

Aug 17, 2017
Dignity Health and UCSF Health have formalized an affiliation that will combine the best of academic medicine and community-based care.

Gut Viruses Tied to Potentially Deadly Complication of Bone Marrow Transplant

Aug 17, 2017
A virus hiding quietly in the gut may trigger the onset of a severe complication known as graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in patients who receive bone marrow transplants.

Traveling to Mars Will Wreak Havoc on Our Bodies – Can We Prevent It?

Aug 17, 2017
The effects of low gravity and radiation on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and immune systems are some of the health impacts from space travel that UCSF scientists are researching.

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo Appointed as Inaugural Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity

Aug 17, 2017
UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo as the new chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the inaugural vice dean for Population Health and Health Equity.

Stress Worsens Effects of Toxic Chemicals in Pregnant Women

Aug 17, 2017
When a pregnant woman suffers from stress, she’s more likely to have a low-birth-weight baby than a non-stressed pregnant woman if both are exposed to the same toxic chemicals, according to the first study examining the combined impact of stress and environmental chemicals on fetal development.

Immune-Cell Numbers Predict Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Melanoma

Aug 17, 2017
Whether a melanoma patient will better respond to a single immunotherapy drug or two in combination depends on the abundance of certain white blood cells within their tumors, according to a new study.

San Francisco’s Flavored Tobacco Law Rooted in Years of Research, Advocacy Work

Aug 17, 2017
San Francisco recently passed the country’s first outright ban on sales of flavored tobacco. It was supported by more than 15 years’ worth of research and national advocacy work by UCSF’s Valerie Yerger.

Next-Gen Precision Diagnostics Now Available at UCSF

Aug 17, 2017
A genome sequencing test developed at UCSF that can rapidly pinpoint the cause of a bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infection is now available to help physicians nationwide diagnose cases.

ShangPharma Innovation and UCSF Announce Strategic Research Collaboration

Aug 17, 2017
In a new collaboration, ShangPharma Innovation, Inc. is providing funding and other support to scientists at UC San Francisco to accelerate the development of promising life science inventions.

Tiny Cellular Antennae Key to Fat Formation in Muscle

Aug 17, 2017
Scientists at UCSF have shown that cellular antennae called cilia, found on fat-forming cells interspersed in muscle, play a key role in this muscle-to-fat transformation.

UCSF Health Affiliates with Golden Gate Urgent Care

Aug 17, 2017
UCSF Health has signed an affiliation with Golden Gate Urgent Care to collaborate in providing top-quality urgent care in the GGUC’s six Bay Area locations.

UCSF Medical Center, Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco Named Among 2017’s ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals

Aug 17, 2017
UCSF Medical Center and Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco have been named among Health Care’s “Most Wired” for 2017.

Supervisor Jeff Sheehy Visits UCSF to Rally Community Around HIV/AIDS Funding

Aug 17, 2017
In his first visit back to UCSF since becoming a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Jeff Sheehy rallied the University community to join in fundraising for AIDS Walk San Francisco – especially as HIV funding is under attack at the federal level.

Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

Aug 17, 2017
A research team led by scientists at UCSF has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs.

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