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Common Virus Tied to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Women Under 50

Feb 23, 2017
A type of herpes virus that infects about half of the U.S. population has been associated with risk factors for type 2 diabetes and heart disease in normal-weight women aged 20 to 49.

Scalp Cooling Can Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Retain Hair

Feb 23, 2017
Scalp cooling can lessen some chemotherapy-induced hair loss – one of the most devastating hallmarks of cancer – in certain breast cancer patients, according to a new multicenter study from UCSF, Weill Cornell Medicine and three other medical centers.

UCSF Remains Top Public University in Fundraising for 2016

Feb 23, 2017
UCSF for the second year straight has raised the most in private contributions of any public U.S. university, with $595.9 million.

Science In Focus: New Mysteries in the Genome of Stentor

Feb 22, 2017
The genome of the single-celled organism Stentor, recently sequenced by researchers, may help lead to new insights about how to help our own cells and tissues recover from injury.

Mayor Signs Legislation Allowing New UCSF Research Building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Feb 22, 2017
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined physicians, researchers and patients Monday for the signing of an ordinance that will allow UCSF to proceed with construction of a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Human Brain ‘Organoids’ Offer New Insight into Rare Developmental Disease

Feb 22, 2017
Research uses brain “organoids” — tiny 3D models of human organs that scientists grow in a dish to study disease — to identify root causes of MDS, a rare genetic disorder that causes fatal brain malformations.

UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Accepting Applications for the Spring 2017 Cycle

Feb 22, 2017
UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program, which offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural funding opportunities, is now inviting applications for the Spring 2017 cycle.

The Mysterious 98%: Scientists Look to Shine Light on Our Dark Genome

Feb 22, 2017
A nationwide project that includes two UCSF researchers will use the latest technology, including gene editing, to gain insights into human biology that could one day lead to treatments for complex genetic diseases.

‘Dense Breasts’ Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Feb 22, 2017
Women whose breasts are composed largely of glandular tissue, rather than fat, have an amplified risk of breast cancer, which exceeds the impact of other widely known risks on a population level.

Poor Odor Identification May Be Early Warning for Dementia

Feb 22, 2017
Poor performance on a simple odor identification test was associated with a significantly increased risk of developing dementia years later.

Precision-Medicine Approach Could Revive Prostate Cancer Test

Feb 22, 2017
A new study identified genetic predictors of normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in healthy men, which could be used to improve the accuracy of PSA-based prostate cancer screening tests.

UCSF Research Building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Gets City Approval

Feb 22, 2017
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors have unanimously approved a lease agreement that will allow UCSF to move forward with constructing a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Lily Jan, Yuh-Nung Jan Win 2017 Vilcek Prize Honoring Contributions of Immigrants

Feb 22, 2017
Lily Jan and Yuh-Nung Jan have received the 2017 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science, which recognizes extraordinary contributions to biomedical research made by immigrants to America.

Therapy for Abnormal Heartbeats May Cause Brain Injury

Feb 22, 2017
A common treatment for irregular heartbeats known as catheter ablation may result in the formation of brain lesions when it is performed on the left side of the heart.

UCSF-Hosted Film Screenings Aim to Raise Awareness of Hearing Loss, Autism

Feb 22, 2017
Two days of film screenings that are being put on by UC San Francisco ReelAbilities Film Festival this month aim to help raise awareness of disabilities, including hearing loss and autism.

New MRI Method Aids Long-term Concussion Prognosis

Feb 22, 2017
For concussion sufferers, physicians may now be able to predict early on who is more likely to continue experiencing symptoms months or years after the head-jarring event.

E-Cigarettes Are Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

Feb 22, 2017
E-cigarettes – thought by some to be responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking – are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products.

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors to Vote on New UCSF Research Building at ZSFG

Feb 22, 2017
At their Jan. 31 meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote whether to recommend approval of a lease agreement that would allow UC San Francisco to construct a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Genetic Risk Factors for Autism, MS and Other Diseases Differ Between the Sexes

Feb 22, 2017
Study suggests, genetic variants that have distinct effects on physical traits in men versus women are also linked to men’s and women’s risk for a range of diseases – autism, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes.

New Web App Helps UCSF Community Reduce Waste

Feb 18, 2017
As part of the UCSF effort to reach zero waste by 2020, Facilities Services has launched a new recycling and waste reduction app.

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