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Blunting CRISPR’s ‘Scissors’ Gives New Insight into Autoimmune Disorders 

Aug 31, 2017
Research team led by University of California scientists has used a modified version of the gene-editing technique CRISPR to find enhancers by prompting them into action.

New UCSF Program Aims to Advance Equity in Genomic Medicine in the Bay Area

Aug 30, 2017
A team of UCSF researchers will receive $11.7 million over four years from the National Institutes of Health to launch a new Program in Prenatal and Pediatric Genomic Sequencing at UCSF.

Neonatologist Marshall Henry Klaus Passes Away

Aug 30, 2017
Klaus conducted seminal research on mother-infant bonding, work that helped to establish the field of neonatology.

Summer Programs at UCSF Provide Science Opportunities, Promote Diversity

Aug 30, 2017
Throughout the years, UCSF faculty, students and staff have set up several unique summer programs that expose young students from underrepresented minorities to science and clinical research.

Common Use of Antibiotics in Cells Grown for Research Could Distort Tests

Aug 28, 2017
A new study by UCSF researchers raises a red flag against adding antibiotics when growing cells in labs, finding that it can induce unintentional genetic changes in the cells and distort test results.

Switching Sugar for Starch Leads to Less Fatty Liver in Kids

Aug 28, 2017
An experimental diet that cut out a type of sugar significantly reversed the buildup of liver fat in children and adolescents – a condition strongly linked to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

With Fall 2017 Cycle, UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Celebrates 10 Years of Funding

Aug 25, 2017
UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program, which offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural funding opportunities, is now inviting applications for the Fall 2017 cycle.

Nancy Adler Honored by The New York Academy of Medicine

Aug 25, 2017
The New York Academy of Medicine has named Nancy Adler a recipient of the 2017 Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science.

UCSF to Offer Free Flu Shots Throughout September

Aug 25, 2017
UCSF will be holding free drop-in flu shot clinics for all UCSF employees,students and volunteers from Monday, Sept. 6 to Friday, Sept. 29.

Searching for the Breathing Pacemaker in the Brain

Aug 25, 2017
The mechanisms by which the brain regulates breathing are still a mystery, one that UCSF physiologist Kevin Yackle is tackling with the latest tools of molecular biology.

UC Kicks Off Systemwide Effort to Support First-Generation Students

Aug 24, 2017
The University of California announced that all 10 UC campuses will join together this fall in a systemwide effort to connect first-generation students with faculty mentors who have walked in their shoes, and to facilitate access to resources to help these students continue to succeed.

How the Human Brain Detects the ‘Music’ of Speech

Aug 24, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have identified neurons in the human brain that respond to pitch changes in spoken language, which are essential to clearly conveying both meaning and emotion.

UCSF to Lead Gathering of Important Health Information for Sexual, Gender Minorities

Aug 23, 2017
UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital aim to help address the dearth of medical research addressing sexual or gender minorities through an ambitious national program collect data that could help to answer the most basic questions about their health.

UCSF Cancer Research Ranks Among the World’s Most Impactful, Analysis Shows

Aug 22, 2017
UCSF’s Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is consistently among the world's top five institutions producing the most impactful and utilized research.

UCSF Names Catherine Gilliss as Dean of School of Nursing

Aug 22, 2017
A national leader in nursing who served as dean at two top U.S. universities and is a former member of the UCSF faculty, Catherine L. Gilliss has been appointed dean of the UCSF School of Nursing, one of the preeminent graduate nursing schools in the nation.

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist Arthur Ablin, founder of Family House, Passes Away

Aug 18, 2017
Emeritus Professor Arthur Ablin, MD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric hematology-oncology and tireless supporter of UCSF Family House, has passed away after a brief illness.

Talk Therapy with ‘Self-Forgiveness’ Focus Eases PTSD in Vets Who Have Killed

Aug 18, 2017
Veterans who have killed in combat and suffer from nightmares, hyper-vigilance to perceived threats, and numbness to people and activities that once made them happy, may be helped by a six-to-eight week talk therapy program.

From Threat to Opportunity: Study Shows Cigarette Makers Shifted Stance on Nicotine Patches, Gum

Aug 18, 2017
A new study reports that tobacco companies have known for decades that, without counseling, nicotine replacement therapy hardly ever works, and that consumers often use it to complement smoking.

Jeffrey Pearl, Outstanding Surgeon, Dedicated Teacher and Valued Colleague, Passes Away

Aug 18, 2017
The UCSF community is saddened to announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Jeffrey Pearl, MD, professor emeritus of Surgery.

A Laughing Matter: SF Comedian Looks to Tell the Stories of Dementia Patients, Caregivers

Aug 17, 2017
The Global Brain Health Institute has brought in its first class of Atlantic Fellows. The 32 fellows are taking a range of classes and pursuing projects with the goal of returning to their communities with knowledge and skills to implement changes impacting brain health.