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Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

Nov 21, 2017
The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry's interests.

Painless Dental Lasers Can Render Teeth Cavity-Resistant

Nov 21, 2017
Today’s lasers are fine-tuned instruments that can safely and painlessly remove cavities and prevent cavities before they start.

As Genetic Testing Goes Mainstream, Clinics Emerge to Guide Patients Through Information

Nov 21, 2017
UCSF is moving to make genetic testing a routine part of medical care, and one step in that direction is the opening of the Preventive Genomics Clinic.

Student Success Center Opens on Parnassus Campus

Nov 20, 2017
UCSF has opened the Student Success Center, a thoughtfully designed, 3,000-square-foot space, bringing together under one roof a wide range of key student services.

Most Nursing Home Residents Eligible for Palliative Care

Nov 20, 2017
Nearly 70 percent of nursing home residents are eligible for palliative care, but do not receive any corresponding support to provide relief from their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Scientists Conduct First-Ever Gene Editing Inside a Human

Nov 18, 2017
For the first time, researchers have infused a person’s blood with gene-editing tools, aiming to treat his severe inherited disease.

Sugary Drinks Linked to Reduced DNA Protection in Latino Preschoolers

Nov 18, 2017
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by children between 2 and 3 years of age has been linked to shorter telomeres in a new, preliminary study by researchers from UCSF.

UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Announces Trailblazer Awards

Nov 17, 2017
The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences has awarded funding to 11 UC San Francisco scientists seeking to support the Institute’s mission to improve the lives of people with brain diseases and disorders through innovative projects that unite the scientific disciplines of neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.

Study Reveals How the Songbird Changes Its Tune

Nov 17, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have shown how the Bengalese finch can learn to tweak its song depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules depending on the situation.

UCSF Nurses Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Patient Care and Innovation

Nov 17, 2017
UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco have earned the prestigious Magnet Recognition® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Big Data Shows How Cancer Interacts with Its Surroundings

Nov 17, 2017
UCSF researchers have identified a molecular signature in tissue adjacent to tumors in eight of the most common cancers that suggests they are all using the same mechanism to remodel normal tissue and spread.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings

Nov 17, 2017
UCSF will offer free dental screenings to adults and children as part of San Francisco’s Potrero Hill Festival and the Southeast Community Health Fair.

Researchers to Combat Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer at New NCI-Funded Center at UCSF

Nov 17, 2017
The NCI has announced that UCSF will host one of five new Cancer Drug Resistance and Sensitivity Centers being set up around the U.S. through funding from the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.

Key Psychiatric Drug Target Comes Into Focus

Nov 17, 2017
Researchers at UC San Francisco, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Stanford University report a major step toward designing more powerful psychiatric drugs with fewer side effects.

UCSF to Lead 'Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity, Stress and Obesity'

Nov 17, 2017
UC San Francisco experts on hunger, obesity and nutrition will present the eleventh annual sugar, stress, environment and weight (SSEW) symposium.

UCSF Shows Courage and Community in Response to Northern California Wildfires

Nov 17, 2017
UCSF community members are responding to the Northern California in several ways.

Cell Mapping Initiatives Aim to Uncover Hidden Pathways of Disease

Nov 16, 2017
UCSF researchers are leading several initiatives that aim to see how dozens of seemingly unrelated genes and proteins involved in a disease are in fact all part the same interconnected biological pathway.

UC President, National Security Leaders Call on Congress to Protect Dreamers This Year

Nov 16, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano joined fellow national security leaders in calling on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation protecting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients before the end of the year.

MEDIA ADVISORY: City of San Francisco, UCSF to Bring Attention to Community Issue of Preterm Birth

Nov 16, 2017
San Francisco, City leaders and UCSF physicians are coming together to recognize community efforts to turn the curve on the preterm birth epidemic and the need for more attention on it.

UCSF Announces the Institute for Global Health Sciences

Nov 16, 2017
To better address emerging global health problems, UCSF Global Health Sciences has been designated the Institute for Global Health Sciences.

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