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

Jul 22, 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

Jul 22, 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.

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

Jul 22, 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

Jul 22, 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

Jul 22, 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

Jul 22, 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

Jul 22, 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.

Stress Worsens Effects of Toxic Chemicals in Pregnant Women

Jul 21, 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

Jul 21, 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.

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

Jul 21, 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

Jul 21, 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

Jul 21, 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.

Molecular Springs Produce a Fly’s Sense of Touch and Hearing

Jul 21, 2017
UCSF scientists have mapped in exquisite detail a protein complex called NOMPC, which acts as a mechanoreceptor in animals from fruit flies to fish and frogs.

A True Hometown Physician: UCSF Grad Returns to Serve His Central Valley Community

Jul 21, 2017
He may have just earned his medical degree, but newly minted UCSF graduate Walid Hamud-Ahmed has spent his lifetime cultivating the skills to serve as a doctor in his community.

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

Jul 21, 2017
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

Jul 21, 2017
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

Jul 21, 2017
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

Jul 21, 2017
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

Jul 21, 2017
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.

For the Elderly, Physical Therapy Can Help Straighten a Hunched Back

Jul 20, 2017
A hunched back, called hyperkyphosis, affects 40 percent of people over age 65, and it increases disability and the risk of falls and fractures. A new study by UCSF researchers shows that targeted physical therapy can help straighten the spine and boost a patient’s self-esteem.

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