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

Dec 6, 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

Dec 6, 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

Dec 6, 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.

Cell Mapping Initiatives Aim to Uncover Hidden Pathways of Disease

Dec 6, 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

Dec 6, 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.

Study Reveals How the Songbird Changes Its Tune

Dec 6, 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.

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

Dec 6, 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

Dec 6, 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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