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Forum Calls for Action on Climate Change to Protect Health

Sep 19, 2018
Nearly 300 hundred experts gathered at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus to discuss the global health emergency that is climate change and to call for action to protect human health and well-being.

UCSF’s New Student Housing Complex Will be Called ‘The Tidelands’

Sep 19, 2018
The new UCSF student housing complex at 590 & 600 Minnesota Street has been officially named: UCSF Housing at the Tidelands.

Primary Care is an Untapped Resource for Depression Screening

Sep 19, 2018
A new study has identified at-risk populations for whom depression screening combined with hazardous alcohol use screening could detect depressive symptoms that might otherwise go untreated.

Researchers Unlock Secret of Deadly Brain Cancer’s “Immortality”

Sep 19, 2018
UCSF researchers have discovered how a mutation in a gene regulator called the TERT promoter confers “immortality” on tumor cells, enabling the unchecked cell division that powers their aggressive growth.

Chronic Inflammation Can Trigger Cancers Via Newly Discovered Mechanism

Sep 19, 2018
In these patients, chronic tissue inflammation causes an over-active protein to introduce mutations across the genome, some of which eventually lead to cancer.

In Choosing Care, HIV Patients in Zambia Prefer Kindness Over Convenience

Sep 19, 2018
Patients were hypothetically willing to increase wait time and travel distance—and accept significant reduction in medication—in order to access a healthcare provider with a nice attitude, according to a new survey.

The Making of a World-Class Health System: How UCSF Health Excels Amid Today's Industry Demands

Sep 19, 2018
Over the past three years, UCSF Health has seen patient satisfaction ratings climb, while negative safety incidents and overall costs have continually decreased.

UCSF Medical Center Is Best Hospital in California for 2018-19

Sep 19, 2018
UCSF ranked sixth on the national Best Hospitals Honor Roll and received special recognition for exceptional performance in 15 medical specialties, including top-10 status in a dozen.

Dolby Family Gift Launches New UCSF Center for Mood Disorders

Sep 18, 2018
A $20 million gift from longtime UCSF donors Dagmar Dolby and her son, David, will establish the UCSF Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders within the Department of Psychiatry.

UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

Sep 17, 2018
UCSF has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health to study the impacts of new and emerging tobacco products.

A New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment is Getting Patients Back on Their Feet

Sep 17, 2018
A new spinal cord injury protocol, based on research by UCSF scientists, is a mixture of revised evaluations and new treatments to personalize care. It has spurred quicker recoveries for patients.

Newfound Inhibitors to CRISPR Could Improve Gene Editing

Sep 17, 2018
UCSF researchers have uncovered 12 new anti-CRISPR genes, some of which can inhibit different CRISPR types and could be critical to future gene-editing therapies.

Innovative Technique Reveals ‘Core Identities’ of Brain Cells

Sep 17, 2018
UCSF researchers have shown that it’s possible to study cellular identity by pulverizing brain tissue samples, extracting their RNA in bulk and looking for signature patterns of gene activity.

‘Biosimilar’ Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis Actually Cost Patients More

Sep 17, 2018
The availability of biosimilars commonly used to treat moderate to severe RA may not by itself reduce out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries due to a lack of manufacturer discounts.

As the Keto Diet Gains Popularity, Scientists Explain What We Do and Don’t Know

Sep 17, 2018
As the low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic, or “keto,” diet becomes more popular, scientists at UCSF are among those working to study its potential health benefits and risks.

Tailored Drug Cocktails Offer Hope to Kids with Aggressive Brain Tumors

Sep 17, 2018
By creating a tailored drug cocktail that matches the mutations of a brain tumor, a new precision medicine approach may move the needle for children with high-grade gliomas.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals will ‘Be Gold’ in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Sep 17, 2018
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are part of a nationwide campaign to shine a spotlight on childhood cancer during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September—with the color gold as the campaign’s symbol.

New Generation Health Center Celebrates Opening at New Location

Sep 17, 2018
Thanks to a strong partnership as well as the philanthropy of many donors, the New Generation Health Center is opening its doors at the Homeless Prenatal Program to ensure San Francisco residents receive critical reproductive health care for years to come.

Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Women Linked to Poor Results

Sep 17, 2018
UCSF researchers found that 58 percent of women who resided in a nursing home for more than 90 days before breast cancer surgery experienced significant functional decline one year after surgery.

Risk of Heart Attacks is Double for Daily E-Cigarette Users

Sep 17, 2018
Use of e-cigarettes every day can nearly double the odds of a heart attack, according to a new analysis of a survey of nearly 70,000 people, led by researchers at UCSF.

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