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Novel Treatment Aims to Transform Protocol for Deadly Blood Disorder

6 hours 25 min ago
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals will pioneer stem cell transplants for a uniquely challenging patient population: second-trimester fetuses stricken with a potentially fatal disease.

Blunting CRISPR’s ‘Scissors’ Gives New Insight into Autoimmune Disorders 

6 hours 25 min ago
Research team led by University of California scientists has used a modified version of the gene-editing technique CRISPR to find enhancers by prompting them into action.

New UCSF Program Aims to Advance Equity in Genomic Medicine in the Bay Area

6 hours 25 min ago
A team of UCSF researchers will receive $11.7 million over four years from the National Institutes of Health to launch a new Program in Prenatal and Pediatric Genomic Sequencing at UCSF.

UCSF Shows Courage and Community in Response to Wildfires

Oct 12, 2017
UCSF community members are responding to the Northern California in several ways.

Brain Imaging Results Skewed by Biased Study Samples

Oct 12, 2017
A new UC San Francisco–led study shows that failure to follow this basic principle of population science can profoundly skew the results of brain imaging studies.

UCSF to Hold Events in October for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Oct 12, 2017
In order to help UC San Francisco faculty, staff, students and trainees protect their digital information, as well as UCSF’s, the University is celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a series of outreach and educational events that run through this month.

Flashing Neurons in Worms Reveal How the Brain Generates Behavior

Oct 12, 2017
UCSF researcher Saul Kato is using a new high-resolution whole-brain imaging technique to see how the entire nervous system of a worm works together to generate behavior.

UCSF Launches New Recognition Platform to Encourage Culture of Gratitude

Oct 12, 2017
UCSF has launched a web-based recognition platform designed to make it easy for employees to say “thank you” for their work.

Congress Supports the NIH, But Questions Remain About Key Federal Funding Stream

Oct 11, 2017
Congress has supported NIH funding for the current fiscal year, but issues around key types of funding remain.

Many Hospitals Still Not Using Digital Patient Health Information

Oct 11, 2017
U.S. hospitals are making slow progress in ensuring that their providers have access to and use patients’ complete electronic health records when those patients have also received care from outside providers.

Seen on Social: Students Share Their 2017 Back-to-School Experiences

Oct 11, 2017
New and returning UCSF students share their back-to-school experiences through social media posts.

UC Health Urges California Congressional Delegation to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

Oct 11, 2017
John D. Stobo, executive vice president of UC Health, sent a following letter to the California congressional delegation urging them to oppose the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

UC President Napolitano Affirms UC Commitment to Sexual Violence Survivors, Ensuring Fair Procedures

Oct 11, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement following a decision by the Department of that will likely impact how schools handle sexual violence cases under Title IX policies.

Multi-Gene Test Predicts Alzheimer’s Better than APOE E4 Alone

Oct 11, 2017
A new test that combines the effects of more than two dozen genetic variants, does a better job of predicting which cognitively normal older adults will go on to develop Alzheimer’s dementia than testing for APOE E4.

How Ketogenic Diets Curb Inflammation in the Brain

Oct 11, 2017
Ketogenic diets — that have long been known to benefit epilepsy and other neurological illnesses — may work by lowering inflammation in the brain, according to new research by UCSF scientists.

Genetic Testing Puts Nurses at Frontline of Answering Patients’ Emerging Concerns

Oct 11, 2017
Genetic testing and new gene therapies may raise new questions for patients, and as front-line health workers, nurses could be the ones answering questions about how they related to health. UCSF has created a new course to help give an overview of the emerging topic.

UC Applauds Announcement of Grants to Support California DACA Students

Oct 11, 2017
The University of California applauds the announcement that the Mission Asset Fund, with support from the Weingart Foundation, will provide $500,000 in grants to cover the cost of renewing the applications of UC, California State University and California community college students under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Allergy Drug Improves Function in Patients with Chronic Injury from Multiple Sclerosis

Oct 10, 2017
UCSF scientists have successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial showing that an FDA-approved antihistamine restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS.

Chancellor to Address Key Step for UCSF’s Future at State of the University

Oct 10, 2017
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood will announce a significant step toward ensuring the future of UCSF during his annual State of the University address on Oct. 27.

Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time

Oct 10, 2017
Study shows, over the course of 19 years, the hard core group smoked progressively fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit in increasingly greater numbers, along with every other group of smokers in the US.

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