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Marcus Program Funds COPD Research, Other Projects to Improve Patient Care

UCSF News Jun 30, 2017
Twenty-six UCSF investigators received funding from the 2017 cycle of the Marcus Program in Precision Medicine Innovation to help generate understanding of human disease.

UC Launches New Systemwide Procedures to Combat Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

UCSF News Jun 30, 2017
The University of California announced new systemwide procedures for responding to alleged sexual misconduct by faculty and staff that provide greater transparency, consistency and timeliness in investigating and adjudicating such cases.

Test Identifies Breast Cancer Patients with Lowest Risk of Death

UCSF News Jun 29, 2017
A molecular test can pinpoint which patients will have a very low risk of death from breast cancer even 20 years after diagnosis and tumor removal, according to a new clinical study led by UCSF in collaboration with colleagues in Sweden.

Go Easy on the Avocado Toast: ‘Good Fat’ Can Still Be Bad for You, Research Shows

UCSF News Jun 28, 2017
Liberal consumption of so-called good fats – like those found in olive oil and avocados – may lead to fatty liver disease, a risk factor for metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes and hypertension, according to a new study by scientists at UCSF.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Shine Among Finest in 9 Pediatric Specialties Nationwide

UCSF News Jun 28, 2017
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, rank among the country’s best in nine specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of 187 pediatric hospitals nationwide.

Construction Begins Around the Mission Bay Campus, Impacting Traffic, Parking and Daily Routines

UCSF News Jun 27, 2017
It’s going to be a busy couple of years of construction on and around the greater Mission Bay area, as work commences on six different UCSF building projects adding more than 1 million square feet of new space to the University.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ Bertram Lubin Receives Inaugural Community Commitment Award

UCSF News Jun 27, 2017
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s former President and CEO, Bertram Lubin, was honored by the Oakland Chamber of Commerce's with its first ever T. Gary Rogers Community Commitment Award.

Rare Cells are ‘Window Into the Gut’ for the Nervous System

UCSF News Jun 23, 2017
Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study led by UCSF scientists.

Crowdsourced Data May Inaccurately Represent Some Population Groups

UCSF News Jun 23, 2017
Crowdsourcing for health and medical research leads to certain groups being either over- or underrepresented by age, race/ethnicity, education and physical activity, according to a UCSF-led study.

Toxic Exposure: Chemicals Are in Our Water, Food, Air and Furniture

UCSF News Jun 23, 2017
When we purchase something, there's often an assumption that it's safe. Unfortunately, many prevalently used chemicals could cause serious effects on health, especially during prenatal development.

From Strands to Droplets: New Insights into DNA Control

UCSF News Jun 23, 2017
A new study by UCSF researchers revealed the intriguing possibility that HP1α binds to stretches of DNA and pulls it into droplets that shield the genetic material inside from the molecular machinery of the nucleus that reads and translates the genome.

Elevated Rate of Autism Symptoms Found in Children with Tourette Syndrome

UCSF News Jun 23, 2017
Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UCSF.

UCSF Summer Science Camp Marks a Decade of Providing STEM for S.F. Kids

UCSF News Jun 22, 2017
Each year since 2007, the UCSF Science Camp has brought up to 55 fifth- and sixth-grade underrepresented minority students in San Francisco to the UCSF campus for a free week of hands-on, inquiry-based science.

In East Africa, Universal HIV Testing and Treatment Surpasses UNAIDS Goals

UCSF News Jun 22, 2017
Community-based interventions for HIV testing and treatment in rural East Africa nearly doubled rates of HIV viral suppression over two years, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.

Jack Resneck Named Chair-Elect of American Medical Association Board

UCSF News Jun 21, 2017
Jack Resneck Jr., a UC San Francisco dermatologist, has been named chair-elect of the 2017-2018 American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees.

UCSF Launches Partnership with Zipcar

UCSF News Jun 21, 2017
UCSF has launched a new partnership with Zipcar to offer a car-sharing program on campus.

Moving Mountains: A Surgeon’s Fight to Legalize HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

UCSF News Jun 21, 2017
Through years of research and advocacy, Peter Stock, a transplant surgeon at UCSF, helped clear the way for California’s first organ transplants from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients.

Dazed and Confused: Marijuana Legalization Raises the Need for More Research

UCSF News Jun 21, 2017
Researchers need access to multiple strains of marijuana in order to find out about its potential benefits or harms, but current legislation makes that extremely difficult. As states move ahead with recreational legalization, access is more critical than ever.

UC President Napolitano Issues Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

UCSF News Jun 21, 2017
UC President Janet Napolitano released a statement after the Department of Homeland Security issued its guidance on the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA.

Artificial Intelligence Melanoma Detector Wins Cancer Center Impact Grant

UCSF News Jun 19, 2017
A proposal for an artificial intelligence-based skin cancer screening tool has won the 2017 Cancer Center Impact Grant, a $250,000 award to support high-risk, high-reward research projects that are unlikely to be funded by conventional sources.