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Prop. 47 Lessened Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests

UCSF News Jun 22, 2018
UCSF researchers quantified the effects of Prop 47, which reclassified drug possession offenses from felonies or “wobblers”.

CryoEM Study Captures Opioid Signaling in the Act

UCSF News Jun 22, 2018
Scientists have used ultra-high-resolution cryo–electron microscopy to capture the most detailed portrait ever of an opioid drug triggering the biochemical signaling cascade that gives it its power.

Not Junk: ‘Jumping Gene’ is Critical for Early Embryo

UCSF News Jun 21, 2018
A so-called “jumping gene” that researchers long considered either genetic junk or a pernicious parasite is actually a critical regulator of the first stages of embryonic development.

Toward a Cure for Sickle Cell: How Doctors Are Fighting a Crippling Disease

UCSF News Jun 21, 2018
Each year, 300,000 infants worldwide are born with sickle cell. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are at the the leading edge of advancements to cure sickle cell disease.

Physician-Scientist Lloyd “Holly” Smith, ‘Heart of UCSF for Over Half a Century,’ Dies at 94

UCSF News Jun 20, 2018
Lloyd Hollingsworth “Holly” Smith Jr., a visionary physician-scientist whose uncompromising quest for excellence over a career spanning half a century helped transform UCSF into the world-renowned health sciences university it is today, died peacefully at his home on June 18.

UCSF Receives Two New Properties in San Francisco as Gifts from Donors

UCSF News Jun 20, 2018
UCSF has received two gifts of real estate properties that will ease the housing crunch for faculty and free up space for thriving clinical and academic programs at Mission Bay – supporting key University goals.

Deaths from Cardiac Arrest Are Misclassified, Overestimated

UCSF News Jun 19, 2018
Forty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half of the remainder are not arrhythmic – the only situation in which CPR and defibrillators are effective.

Electrically Stimulating the Brain May Restore Movement After Stroke

UCSF News Jun 19, 2018
UCSF scientists have improved mobility in rats that had experienced debilitating strokes by using electrical stimulation to restore a distinctive pattern of brain cell activity associated with efficient movement.

University Child Care Center at Mission Bay Officially Opens

UCSF News Jun 16, 2018
With the June 11 opening ceremony, the University Child Care Center at Mission Bay officially becomes the largest child care center in San Francisco.

Diabetes Added to High Risks for People with Severe Mental Illness

UCSF News Jun 16, 2018
People with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes, with even higher risks among patients who are African American or Hispanic, according to a new study led by UCSF. 

New Program Builds a Primary Care Workforce Tailored to Rural California

UCSF News Jun 15, 2018
With a new project – Rural Health Advanced Practice Training – the UCSF School of Nursing hopes to help fill gaps in health care by encouraging and training advanced practice nurses to work in rural settings.

Opioid Crisis: This Doctor’s Street-Level Views Could Change the Course of the Epidemic

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
A staggering 64,000 people in the United States died in 2016 from drug overdoses – and a study led by UCSF’s Daniel Ciccarone is aiming to get at the heart of of the problem, including by interviewing opioid users.

2018: A Drug Odyssey – The Epic Journey to Better Medicines

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
The journey from discovering and developing effective, precise medications to using them correctly and safely in patients is hardly fast and easy. Nor is it a straight shot. Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy are challenging the status quo every step of the way.

Frequent Use of the ER Fell After the Affordable Care Act

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
The odds of being a frequent user of California’s emergency departments dropped in the two years following the implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act in January 2014.

Binging, Purging and Fasting More Common in Overweight, Obese Young Adults

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
Young adults who are overweight or obese are twice as likely as their leaner peers to binge and purge, use laxatives or diuretics, or force themselves to vomit as a means of controlling their weight.

Startup Science: How the Idea for Synthetic Cells Took Silicon Valley By Storm

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
Silicon Valley is helping researchers like Wendell Lim move basic science breakthroughs into translational applications, making treatments available to patients faster than normally possible.

The Crisis in Our City: Tackling San Francisco’s Dire Homelessness Problem

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
Matthew State, chair of UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry, is playing a key role in an ambitious effort to tackle San Francisco’s dire homelessness problem. He answers some tough questions about the challenge.

UCSF Kicks Off Celebration of 35 Years of HIV/AIDS Care with AIDS Walk San Francisco

UCSF News Jun 11, 2018
The UCSF community is participating in this year’s AIDS Walk San Francisco, which raises funds to benefit dozens of AIDS organizations in the Bay Area.

Study Reveals Brain Activity Patterns Underlying Fluent Speech

UCSF News Jun 1, 2018
The new research reveals that the brain’s speech centers are organized more according to the physical needs of the vocal tract as it produces speech than by how the speech sounds.

Electric ‘Sixth Sense’ Evolved Differently in Sharks and Skates

UCSF News Jun 1, 2018
UCSF researchers have discovered that shark and skate electrosensory systems have distinct specializations that match how the animals use their electrical sense in the wild.