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Researchers Identify Biomarker for Diabetes Risk in People with Obesity

Feb 21, 2018
UCSF researchers have discovered a new biological pathway in fat cells that could explain why some people with obesity are at high risk for metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings at MLK Jr. Celebration

Feb 21, 2018
UCSF will offer free dental screenings to adults and children as part of San Francisco’s 2018 MLK Jr. Celebration, Film & Comic Arts Festival.

UC Praises Gov. Brown Proposal to Establish Precision Health Institute

Feb 21, 2018
Executive Vice President of UC Health John D. Stobo issued a statement in response to Governor Brown’s proposal to establish the California Institute to Advance Precision Health and Medicine.

UC Issues Statement on Federal Court DACA Ruling

Feb 21, 2018
The University of California is pleased and encouraged that the court has granted an injunction to temporarily stop the Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

San Francisco Cancer Initiative Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges

Feb 21, 2018
SF CAN is targeting the five most common cancers which collectively account for half of all new cancers in San Francisco.

Julie Ann Sosa Appointed As Chair of Surgery

Feb 21, 2018
UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge King, Jr. today announced the appointment of Julie Ann Sosa as the new chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery, effective April 1, 2018.

Brain’s Immune System May Be Key to Better Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders

Feb 21, 2018
Anna Molofsky is researching how synapses pruning and formation occur normally during brain development in the hope of determining how subtle shifts in balance lead to neurodevelopmental disorders.

Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later

Feb 21, 2018
Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UCSF.

Social Interactions Override Genetics When Birds Learn New Songs

Feb 21, 2018
UCSF research finds that although young male songbirds are genetically predisposed to sound like their fathers, enriched early experience with a foster-father can overcome this genetic destiny.

Food 4 UCSF Students App Helps Students Thrive

Feb 21, 2018
A new app allows UCSF students to be notified when there is leftover food from an event – providing food for students and reducing waste.

Diversity Champions Honored with 2017 Chancellor Diversity Awards

Feb 21, 2018
UCSF’s 2017 Chancellor Diversity Awards honored 13 individuals who are leaders, activists and pioneers in the fields and communities that they serve for their work toward advancing equity and inclusion.

Amy Murtha Appointed Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Feb 21, 2018
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of Amy P. Murtha as new chair of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, effective May 1, 2018.

Time for Joy: Stopping a Rare Disease In a New Genomic Era

Feb 21, 2018
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) if undetected can be lethal by the time a child turns 1 year old. UCSF researchers created a screening test for SCID, which impacts Navajo families at a far higher rate than the rest of the population.

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Devastating Fall, A Climb Back to Health

Feb 21, 2018
Millions of people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year, but there remains no effective treatment.

Creation of New Brain Cells May Be Limited, Mouse Study Shows

Feb 16, 2018
Many researchers have long assumed that most stem cells in the body can produce new cells indefinitely, but new research at UCSF shows that this is not the case in the brain.

Could a Protein Called Klotho Block Dementia and Aging?

Feb 16, 2018
Denal Dubal, an associate professor of neurology at UCSF, thinks we can use the science of aging to help stave off these neurodegenerative diseases.

Researchers Invent Reversible 'Off-Switch' for Cellular Proteins

Feb 16, 2018
UCSF scientists have invented a technique that lets them precisely and reversibly disrupt the action of specific cellular proteins at a microscopic scale by making them split apart when illuminated with blue light.

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