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

Mar 29, 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.

UC Regents Approve Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay

Mar 29, 2017
The Precision Cancer Medicine Building, which will provide outpatient cancer care to complement services at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, was approved this week by the University of California Board of Regents.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Holds Free Mock Trial: Is Mammography a Good Value?

Mar 29, 2017
UCSF physicians are holding a free mock trial to debate the health and financial value of mammography.

Artificial Intelligence Aids Scientists in Uncovering Hallmarks of Mystery Concussion

Mar 29, 2017
New research is paving the way to a precision medicine approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with traumatic brain injury.

With New Imaging Technology, Scientists and Clinicians Can Visualize Biological Systems

Mar 29, 2017
A picture may be worth a thousand words. But new imaging technology that harmonizes mighty and distinctive microscopes may tell a complex story about a disease or condition – how it develops and how it can be treated precisely

UCSF Scientists, Leaders Highlight Latest Advances at 2017 Precision Medicine World Conference

Mar 29, 2017
Scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs shared the latest innovations and initiatives in the rapidly evolving movement to make health care more personal, predictive and preventive at the Precision Medicine World Conference in January.

Joan Voris, Former Associate Dean at UCSF Fresno, Passes Away

Mar 29, 2017
Longtime former associate dean in Fresno, Joan Voris, passed away on Feb. 11.

Science in Focus: The Placenta’s Role in Protecting the Fetus from Infection

Mar 29, 2017
The mammalian placenta is a sort of armored car protecting a developing fetus. All manner of infectious agents attempt to break in, but few of them can. Scientists are working to understand why some infections do break through and how to stop them.

Dorothy Rice, Pioneer in Medical Economics and Health Statistics, Passes Away

Mar 29, 2017
Dorothy Pechman Rice, professor emerita of health economics at the UCSF School of Nursing, passed away on Feb. 25, 2017.

UCSF School of Dentistry Dean John Featherstone Announces Plan to Retire

Mar 29, 2017
John Featherstone has announced he will step down as dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry at the end of December 2017. He will also retire from his faculty position as professor of preventive and restorative dental sciences.

David Julius Honored with 2017 Gairdner Award for Groundbreaking Pain Research

Mar 28, 2017
David Julius, professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at UCSF, was named on March 28 to receive the 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award, one of the most prestigious prizes in biomedicine.

Virtual System Works in Managing Diabetes for Hospital Patients

Mar 28, 2017
An innovative virtual glucose management service for hospitalized patients with diabetes is highly effective at maintaining appropriate glucose levels.

New Polio Virus Evolution Insights Could Lead to Improved Vaccine

Mar 28, 2017
UCSF researchers have helped to identify the three evolutionary steps the polio virus used to evolve from harmless vaccine into a regional menace. With the new knowledge, they have developed a new polio vaccine that should be unable to escape and cause outbreaks.

As Health Policy Faces Change Under the New Administration, Drew Altman Gives an Outlook

Mar 28, 2017
Health policies under the new presidential administration could bring widespread changes at the national and statewide level, according to Drew Altman, president and chief executive of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, who spoke about the topic at UCSF on March 21.

UCSF Is Top Public Recipient of NIH Research Funding for 6th Consecutive Year

Mar 28, 2017
UCSF was the top public recipient of biomedical research grants from the National Institutes of Health or the sixth consecutive year in 2016, and the second-highest recipient among all public and private institutions nationwide.

2016 NIH Funding: A Look at Top Recipients and Their Research

Mar 28, 2017
Learn more about some of the UCSF researchers who received the top funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2016.

Marilyn Reed Lucia, Pioneer in California Child Care, Passes Away

Mar 25, 2017
Marilyn Reed Lucia’s life is closely linked with UCSF. She graduated from medical school at UCSF in 1956 and was one of only three women in her class. Lucia later went on to complete her residency in psychiatry and child psychiatry.

Researching How Stress Among Sexual Minorities Affects Health on Genetic Level

Mar 25, 2017
Researcher Annesa Flentje is looking at ways stress among sexual minorities – those whose sexual orientation, identity or practices differ from the majority – can affect physical and mental health, starting at the genetic level, with a particular focus of late on the effect of stress on HIV-positive men.

UCSF Launches Web Resource for New and Expecting Parents

Mar 25, 2017
To help individuals better navigate the complex world of family-leave benefits and family support services, UCSF has launched a “New and Expecting Parents page” website.

UCSF to Lead Resource Team for Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Tissue Regeneration

Mar 25, 2017
UCSF is the lead institution on a California-based, six-university consortium that was awarded $12 million by the NIDCR to develop strategies for treating craniofacial and dental defects.

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