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University Child Care Center at Mission Bay Officially Opens

Jun 15, 2018
With the June 11 opening ceremony, the University Child Care Center at Mission Bay officially becomes the largest child care center in San Francisco.

Diabetes Added to High Risks for People with Severe Mental Illness

Jun 15, 2018
People with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes, with even higher risks among patients who are African American or Hispanic, according to a new study led by UCSF. 

New Program Builds a Primary Care Workforce Tailored to Rural California

Jun 14, 2018
With a new project – Rural Health Advanced Practice Training – the UCSF School of Nursing hopes to help fill gaps in health care by encouraging and training advanced practice nurses to work in rural settings.

Opioid Crisis: This Doctor’s Street-Level Views Could Change the Course of the Epidemic

Jun 13, 2018
A staggering 64,000 people in the United States died in 2016 from drug overdoses – and a study led by UCSF’s Daniel Ciccarone is aiming to get at the heart of of the problem, including by interviewing opioid users.

2018: A Drug Odyssey – The Epic Journey to Better Medicines

Jun 13, 2018
The journey from discovering and developing effective, precise medications to using them correctly and safely in patients is hardly fast and easy. Nor is it a straight shot. Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy are challenging the status quo every step of the way.

Frequent Use of the ER Fell After the Affordable Care Act

Jun 13, 2018
The odds of being a frequent user of California’s emergency departments dropped in the two years following the implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act in January 2014.

Baby Born in World’s First In Utero Stem Cell Transplant Trial

Jun 13, 2018
UCSF researchers have safely transplanted a woman’s stem cells into her growing fetus, leading to the live birth of an infant with a normally fatal fetal condition.

Doctors Fail to Flag Concussion Patients for Critical Follow-Up

Jun 13, 2018
Nationwide study found that more than half of the patients diagnosed with concussion, may fall off the radar shortly after diagnosis, placing in jeopardy treatments for long-term effects.

Exceptional Alumni Honored with New Award Inspired by UCSF: The Campaign

Jun 13, 2018
The Alumni Association of UCSF has named 12 winners of the inaugural UCSF Campaign Alumni Awards to highlight the remarkable work of some of UCSF’s most illustrious alumni. Winners of the awards will be recognized during UCSF’s Alumni Weekend, June 1-2.

Living in Better Neighborhood May Protect Health of Kids in Poverty

Jun 13, 2018
UCSF study has found that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood may act as a health booster for low-income children.

Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk

Jun 13, 2018
Automated breast-density evaluation was just as accurate in predicting women’s risk of breast cancer, found and not found by mammography, as subjective evaluation done by radiologists.

UNICEF 'Muted' on Tobacco Control for Children

Jun 13, 2018
The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children’s rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF’s focus on children’s rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced, according to previously secret documents uncovered by UCSF.

Binging, Purging and Fasting More Common in Overweight, Obese Young Adults

Jun 12, 2018
Young adults who are overweight or obese are twice as likely as their leaner peers to binge and purge, use laxatives or diuretics, or force themselves to vomit as a means of controlling their weight.

Startup Science: How the Idea for Synthetic Cells Took Silicon Valley By Storm

Jun 12, 2018
Silicon Valley is helping researchers like Wendell Lim move basic science breakthroughs into translational applications, making treatments available to patients faster than normally possible.

The Crisis in Our City: Tackling San Francisco’s Dire Homelessness Problem

Jun 12, 2018
Matthew State, chair of UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry, is playing a key role in an ambitious effort to tackle San Francisco’s dire homelessness problem. He answers some tough questions about the challenge.

UCSF Kicks Off Celebration of 35 Years of HIV/AIDS Care with AIDS Walk San Francisco

Jun 12, 2018
The UCSF community is participating in this year’s AIDS Walk San Francisco, which raises funds to benefit dozens of AIDS organizations in the Bay Area.

Study Reveals Brain Activity Patterns Underlying Fluent Speech

Jun 11, 2018
The new research reveals that the brain’s speech centers are organized more according to the physical needs of the vocal tract as it produces speech than by how the speech sounds.

Electric ‘Sixth Sense’ Evolved Differently in Sharks and Skates

Jun 11, 2018
UCSF researchers have discovered that shark and skate electrosensory systems have distinct specializations that match how the animals use their electrical sense in the wild.

Synthetic ‘Tissues’ Build Themselves

Jun 11, 2018
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to program groups of individual cells to self-organize into multi-layered structures reminiscent of simple organisms or the first stages of embryonic development. 

Gut Bacteria Produce a Special Enzyme To Protect Us from Plant Toxins

Jun 11, 2018
A UCSF researcher is among scientists who discovered the specific bacterial enzyme found in the human gut that can render a common heart drug ineffective.

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