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Risk of Preterm Birth Reliably Predicted by New Test

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
Scientists at UCSF have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant.

Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
Smoking cessation intervention for young adults conducted on Facebook found smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online program.

San Francisco Mayor’s Proposal to Add $4.2M for HIV/AIDS Programs Supports ‘Getting to Zero’ Effort

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
Mayor Mark Farrell announced $4.2 million in additional funds for HIV/AIDS programs in San Francisco.

Zachary Knight Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
In just the last few years, Zachary Knight’s research has upended textbook theories of hunger and thirst.

Challenges for Adoption of New Genetic Tests Outlined in New Research

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
Every day, on average, 10 new genetic tests become commercially available to help doctors and patients make more informed decisions about health care. Yet few doctors know how to navigate the tens of thousands of tests that populate the genetic testing marketplace, which prevents patients from benefiting from them.

In Aftermath of North Coast Wildfires, UCSF is Addressing Mental Health of Community Members

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
Every Saturday, UCSF volunteers provide free, drop-in individual and group crisis counseling to all members of the Sonoma Valley community, with or without insurance or documentation.

Deep Space Radiation Treatment Reboots Brain’s Immune System

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
UCSF neuroscientist identified the first potential treatment for the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic rays.

UCSF Receives Toastmasters Recognition for Employee Engagement

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
UCSF has been recognized by Toastmasters International for supporting its employees in developing their communication and leadership skills.

Women Sometimes Feel Regret After Electing to Freeze Their Eggs

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
Most women feel empowered by elective procedures that enable them to bank eggs in case they can’t conceive naturally later in life, but one in six become regretful.

Yanny Vs. Laurel: A Neuroscientist Weighs In

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
Matthew Leonard, who studies the neural basis of word representations, weighs in with a scientific perspective on the debate about “Laurel” versus “Yanny.”

Lyme Disease is On the Rise – An Expert Explains Why

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
Infectious disease expert Charles Chiu explains the rise in Lyme disease cases, better diagnostic tests on the horizon and what you need to know to protect yourself from infection.

2018 Founders Day Awards Honor Public Service, Extraordinary Contributions

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
To recognize public service, exceptional service to UCSF and excellence in nursing, 11 faculty, staff and students were honored at this year’s UCSF Founders Day Awards.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Holds Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic on Saturday

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
The UCSF Department of Dermatology is holding its annual free skin cancer screening clinic for the public.

Body’s 'Natural Opioids' Affect Brain Cells Much Differently than Morphine

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
Study led by UCSF scientists shows that brain cells react differently to opioid substances created inside the body than they do to purely synthetic opioid drugs.

UCSF Grad Slam Winner Yiqi Cao Places Second in UC-Wide Contest

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
UCSF Bioengineering PhD candidate Yiqi Cao took the second-place prize in the annual UC-wide Grad Slam contest.

Dementia Risk Doubles Following Concussion, UCSF Study Shows

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
Dementia is a possible complication following a concussion, even if the patient did not lose consciousness.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF PlaySafe Program Offers Free Cardiac Physicals for High School Athletes on May 5

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
PlaySafe program in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is providing its free annual spring sports cardiac physicals through the UCSF Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes.

UCSF Researcher’s 20 Years Chasing the Genetic Roots of Asthma

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
Esteban Burchard, who arrived at UCSF in 1998, marks the 20th year of his asthma project in May. His lab, which he named the UCSF Asthma Collaboratory, has delved deep into the genetic basis of asthma and of drug response in the disease.

Liver Cells Switch Identities to Grow New Tissue

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
By studying a rare liver disease called Alagille syndrome, scientists from UC San Francisco and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have discovered the mechanism behind an unusual form of tissue regeneration that may someday reduce the need for expensive and difficult-to-obtain organ transplants.

For Glaucoma-Monitoring Sensor Design, Researchers Looked to the Butterfly Wing

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
An easy-to-use implant sensor for at-home glaucoma monitoring developed by researchers at Caltech and tested at UCSF could significantly benefit patients by providing convenient, on-demand self-monitoring and physicians by more effectively tailoring individual treatments.

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