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Mouse Teeth Providing New Insights into Tissue Regeneration

Apr 27, 2017
UCSF researchers are looking to the front teeth of mice to to help understand how stem cells know when it’s time for them to expand in numbers and transform into mature, adult cells in order to renew injured or aging tissue.

Discrimination Contributes to Asthma Rates in African-American, Latino Children

Apr 27, 2017
Children’s exposure to racial and ethnic discrimination has been linked to their likelihood of having asthma in a new study by UCSF researchers.

UCSF is Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Station Locations

Apr 27, 2017
Drivers of electric vehicles will find more charging stations around campus with more being added through early 2018.

UCSF Medical Student Honored with U.S. Public Health Service Award

Apr 27, 2017
UCSF medical student Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn has received a 2017 U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award in recognition of his dedication and efforts advocating for immigrants’ rights and health equity for under-resourced communities.

For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable with Alcohol than with Pot

Apr 27, 2017
Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses

Apr 27, 2017
A new study led by UC San Francisco has found that radiation doses can be safely and effectively reduced – and more consistently administered – for common CT scans.

UCSF Fresno Names Jim Comes as Chief of Emergency Medicine

Apr 26, 2017
After a nationwide search, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program appointed Jim Comes, MD, as Chief of Emergency Medicine at UCSF Fresno and Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine at UCSF.

New Program Offers UCSF Building Occupants a Single Contact for Facility-Related Needs

Apr 26, 2017
To better serve the needs of customers, Facilities Services has launched a new Facilities Managers Program that provides occupants with a single point of contact for all of their building-related needs.

Low Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Found Among Mentally Ill

Apr 26, 2017
Women enrolled in California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women.

UCSF Neuropsychiatrist Tells Senate Committee NIH Funding is ‘Critical’ for Alzheimer’s Research

Apr 26, 2017
UCSF neuropsychiatrist Kristine Yaffe joined former First Lady of California Maria Shriver and other geriatric care experts to testify about the importance of Alzheimer's disease research and prevention at a meeting of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

UCSF Recognized for Patient Safety as Part of the I-PASS Study Group

Apr 26, 2017
UCSF is part of a patient safety research group that received the prestigious 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality.

Medical Ethics and History Take Center Stage in Talk About Henrietta Lacks

Apr 26, 2017
The story of Henrietta Lacks, and the questions raised about medical ethics, will be the topic of discussion when UCSF’s Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo is in conversation with author Rebecca Skloot at City Arts and Lectures event on April 26.

New Tool Illuminates Cell Signaling Pathways Key to Disease

Apr 26, 2017
In a major advance for fundamental biological research, UCSF scientists have developed a tool capable of illuminating previously inscrutable cellular signaling networks.

Cognitive Decline After Surgery Tied to Brain’s Own Immune Cells

Apr 26, 2017
After undergoing surgery, elderly patients often experience cloudy thinking. Mounting evidence suggests that heightened inflammation in the brain following surgery is the more likely cause.

UCSF Health Named 'Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality'

Apr 26, 2017
UCSF Health has been named a 2017 “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality,” receiving a perfect score on the national Healthcare Equality Index, which was released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

First Binational Health Forum Held as Part of the UC-Mexico Initiative

Apr 26, 2017
Distinguished academic and health leaders from Mexico and California met on March 29 in Mexico City to discuss health issues relevant to Mexico and the United States, with special attention to California, at the first Binational Health Forum.

Deworming Pill May Be Effective in Treating Liver Cancer

Apr 26, 2017
UCSF researchers have used data-mining computational tools to identify a treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, a cancer associated with underlying liver disease and cirrhosis that often only becomes symptomatic when it is very advanced.

New Multiple Sclerosis Drug, Backed by 40 Years of Research, Could Halt Disease

Apr 26, 2017
A newly approved drug that is the first to reflect the current scientific understanding of multiple sclerosis is holding new hope for the hundreds of thousands Americans living with the disease. It also highlights the importance of clinician scientists like UCSF’s Stephen Hauser who are working to transform research into cures for patients.

UCSF Supports Making All Scholarly Journals Freely Accessible

Apr 26, 2017
Faculty, administration and library leaders from UCSF took a major step towards the goal of making all scholarly literature freely available to everyone by endorsing an international open access initiative called OA2020.

‘Geofencing’ Shows Promise in Tracking Chronic Care

Apr 26, 2017
Location-tracking apps on smartphones could be used to help track and manage care for thousands of patients who suffer from chronic diseases, and possibly provide feedback to them on lifestyle changes.

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