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Study Shows How Skates, Rays and Sharks Sense Electrical Fields

Mar 6, 2017
Sharks, rays and skates can hunt for prey hidden in the sandy sea floor by “listening” for faint traces of bioelectricity – they can literally sense their prey’s heart beating.

Medical Students Explore Health Care Delivery Improvement with Clinical Microsystems Clerkship

Mar 4, 2017
The launch of the Bridges, which came 15 years after the last revamping of the School of Medicine’s curriculum, includes the striking and intriguing change of including the Clinical Microsystems Clerkship.

Zebrafish-to-Patient Approach Speeds Search for Childhood Epilepsy Treatments

Mar 3, 2017
In an unprecedented leap from lab to patients, a potential treatment for childhood epilepsy identified in experiments with zebrafish.

UCSF Physicians, Staff Honored by San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

Mar 3, 2017
UCSF physicians and staff were among those honored by The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation in this year’s Heroes & Hearts Award, which recognizes individuals within the community who go above and beyond the call of duty to care for the people of San Francisco.

UCSF Researchers Find Key to ‘Tired’ Blood and Immune Systems

Mar 2, 2017
A molecular key to aging of the blood and immune system has been discovered in new research conducted at UCSF.

With New Imaging Technology, Scientists and Clinicians Can Visualize Biological Systems

Mar 2, 2017
A picture may be worth a thousand words. But new imaging technology that harmonizes mighty and distinctive microscopes may tell a complex story about a disease or condition – how it develops and how it can be treated precisely

UCSF Scientists, Leaders Highlight Latest Advances at 2017 Precision Medicine World Conference

Mar 2, 2017
Scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs shared the latest innovations and initiatives in the rapidly evolving movement to make health care more personal, predictive and preventive at the Precision Medicine World Conference in January.

Joan Voris, Former Associate Dean at UCSF Fresno, Passes Away

Mar 2, 2017
Longtime former associate dean in Fresno, Joan Voris, passed away on Feb. 11.

Artificial Intelligence Aids Scientists in Uncovering Hallmarks of Mystery Concussion

Mar 2, 2017
New research is paving the way to a precision medicine approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with traumatic brain injury.

Science in Focus: The Placenta’s Role in Protecting the Fetus from Infection

Mar 1, 2017
The mammalian placenta is a sort of armored car protecting a developing fetus. All manner of infectious agents attempt to break in, but few of them can. Scientists are working to understand why some infections do break through and how to stop them.

Dorothy Rice, Pioneer in Medical Economics and Health Statistics, Passes Away

Mar 1, 2017
Dorothy Pechman Rice, professor emerita of health economics at the UCSF School of Nursing, passed away on Feb. 25, 2017.

UCSF School of Dentistry Dean John Featherstone Announces Plan to Retire

Feb 28, 2017
John Featherstone has announced he will step down as dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry at the end of December 2017. He will also retire from his faculty position as professor of preventive and restorative dental sciences.

Genetic ‘Balance’ May Influence Response to Cancer Treatment

Feb 28, 2017
The chromosomal “balance” of normal and abnormal versions of the cancer-driving gene KRAS affects the response to targeted treatments.

Gene Therapy Offers Hope for Newborns with Severe Immune Disorder

Feb 25, 2017
A novel gene therapy treatment may save infants from SCID, a devastating immune disorder commonly known as "bubble boy disease".

New Golden Compass Program Helps Older HIV Patients Navigate Health Services

Feb 25, 2017
Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center has launched Golden Compass, a new program to meet the health needs of the increasing population of HIV patients who are growing older.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Hosts Annual Amputee Warriors Basketball Camp Feb. 25

Feb 24, 2017
The UCSF Amputee Comprehensive Training program will host its second annual, free Golden State Warriors basketball camp for amputees.

Common Virus Tied to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Women Under 50

Feb 23, 2017
A type of herpes virus that infects about half of the U.S. population has been associated with risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and heart disease in normal-weight women aged 20 to 49.

Science In Focus: New Mysteries in the Genome of Stentor

Feb 21, 2017
The genome of the single-celled organism Stentor, recently sequenced by researchers, may help lead to new insights about how to help our own cells and tissues recover from injury.

New Web App Helps UCSF Community Reduce Waste

Feb 17, 2017
As part of the UCSF effort to reach zero waste by 2020, Facilities Services has launched a new recycling and waste reduction app.

UCSF Finds Most Drinking Water Sources Meet EPA Standards for Lead

Feb 17, 2017
UCSF continues to sample cold drinking water for lead across its campus and medical center locations in a voluntary testing program that began last summer.

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