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UCSF Neuropsychiatrist Tells Senate Committee NIH Funding is ‘Critical’ for Alzheimer’s Research

Apr 8, 2017
UCSF neuropsychiatrist Kristine Yaffe joined former First Lady of California Maria Shriver and other geriatric care experts to testify about the importance of Alzheimer's disease research and prevention at a meeting of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

UCSF Recognized for Patient Safety as Part of the I-PASS Study Group

Apr 8, 2017
UCSF is part of a patient safety research group that received the prestigious 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality.

Medical Ethics and History Take Center Stage in Talk About Henrietta Lacks

Apr 7, 2017
The story of Henrietta Lacks, and the questions raised about medical ethics, will be the topic of discussion when UCSF’s Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo is in conversation with author Rebecca Skloot at City Arts and Lectures event on April 26.

New Tool Illuminates Cell Signaling Pathways Key to Disease

Apr 7, 2017
In a major advance for fundamental biological research, UCSF scientists have developed a tool capable of illuminating previously inscrutable cellular signaling networks.

Cognitive Decline After Surgery Tied to Brain's Own Immune Cells

Apr 7, 2017
After undergoing surgery, elderly patients often experience cloudy thinking. Mounting evidence suggests that heightened inflammation in the brain following surgery is the more likely cause.

Video Game Promotes Better Attention Skills in Some Children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction

Apr 5, 2017
A video game under development as a medical device boosts attention in some children with sensory processing dysfunction.

How Computers are Searching for Drugs of the Future

Apr 5, 2017
Researchers at UCSF and elsewhere are turning to virtual experiments for the initial steps of drug development.

Race Ranks Higher than Pounds in Diabetes, Heart-Health Risks

Apr 3, 2017
Americans of South Asian descent are twice as likely as whites to have risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, when their weight is in the normal range.

Parental Smoking Linked to Genetic Changes Found in Childhood Cancer

Apr 3, 2017
Smoking by either parent helps promote genetic deletions in children that are associated with the development and progression of the most common type of childhood cancer, according to research headed by UCSF.

UCSF Health Named “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality”

Mar 30, 2017
UCSF Health has been named a 2017 “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality,” receiving a perfect score on the national Healthcare Equality Index, which was released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

First Binational Health Forum Held as Part of the UC-Mexico Initiative

Mar 30, 2017
Distinguished academic and health leaders from Mexico and California met on March 29 in Mexico City to discuss health issues relevant to Mexico and the United States, with special attention to California, at the first Binational Health Forum.

Deworming Pill May Be Effective in Treating Liver Cancer

Mar 30, 2017
UCSF researchers have used data-mining computational tools to identify a treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, a cancer associated with underlying liver disease and cirrhosis that often only becomes symptomatic when it is very advanced.

Statement in Support of Transgender Members of the UC Community

Mar 30, 2017
The UC Office of the President issued a statement in support of transgender members of the UC community.

New Multiple Sclerosis Drug, Backed by 40 Years of Research, Could Halt Disease

Mar 29, 2017
A newly approved drug that is the first to reflect the current scientific understanding of multiple sclerosis is holding new hope for the hundreds of thousands Americans living with the disease. It also highlights the importance of clinician scientists like UCSF’s Stephen Hauser who are working to transform research into cures for patients.

David Julius Honored with 2017 Gairdner Award for Groundbreaking Pain Research

Mar 28, 2017
David Julius, professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at UCSF, was named on March 28 to receive the 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award, one of the most prestigious prizes in biomedicine.

Virtual System Works in Managing Diabetes for Hospital Patients

Mar 28, 2017
An innovative virtual glucose management service for hospitalized patients with diabetes is highly effective at maintaining appropriate glucose levels.

New Polio Virus Evolution Insights Could Lead to Improved Vaccine

Mar 28, 2017
UCSF researchers have helped to identify the three evolutionary steps the polio virus used to evolve from harmless vaccine into a regional menace. With the new knowledge, they have developed a new polio vaccine that should be unable to escape and cause outbreaks.

As Health Policy Faces Change Under the New Administration, Drew Altman Gives an Outlook

Mar 28, 2017
Health policies under the new presidential administration could bring widespread changes at the national and statewide level, according to Drew Altman, president and chief executive of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, who spoke about the topic at UCSF on March 21.

UCSF Is Top Public Recipient of NIH Research Funding for 6th Consecutive Year

Mar 28, 2017
UCSF was the top public recipient of biomedical research grants from the National Institutes of Health or the sixth consecutive year in 2016, and the second-highest recipient among all public and private institutions nationwide.

2016 NIH Funding: A Look at Top Recipients and Their Research

Mar 28, 2017
Learn more about some of the UCSF researchers who received the top funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2016.

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