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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Scientists Conduct First-Ever Gene Editing Inside a Human

3 hours 43 min ago
For the first time, researchers have infused a person’s blood with gene-editing tools, aiming to treat his severe inherited disease.

Big Data Shows How Cancer Interacts with Its Surroundings

3 hours 43 min ago
UCSF researchers have identified a molecular signature in tissue adjacent to tumors in eight of the most common cancers that suggests they are all using the same mechanism to remodel normal tissue and spread.

Sugary Drinks Linked to Reduced DNA Protection in Latino Preschoolers

6 hours 45 min ago
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by children between 2 and 3 years of age has been linked to shorter telomeres in a new, preliminary study by researchers from UCSF.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings

18 hours 32 min ago
UCSF will offer free dental screenings to adults and children as part of San Francisco’s Potrero Hill Festival and the Southeast Community Health Fair.

Researchers to Combat Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer at New NCI-Funded Center at UCSF

18 hours 32 min ago
The NCI has announced that UCSF will host one of five new Cancer Drug Resistance and Sensitivity Centers being set up around the U.S. through funding from the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.

Key Psychiatric Drug Target Comes Into Focus

18 hours 32 min ago
Researchers at UC San Francisco, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Stanford University report a major step toward designing more powerful psychiatric drugs with fewer side effects.

UCSF to Lead 'Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity, Stress and Obesity'

18 hours 32 min ago
UC San Francisco experts on hunger, obesity and nutrition will present the eleventh annual sugar, stress, environment and weight (SSEW) symposium.

UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Announces Trailblazer Awards

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:16pm
The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences has awarded funding to 11 UC San Francisco scientists seeking to support the Institute’s mission to improve the lives of people with brain diseases and disorders through innovative projects that unite the scientific disciplines of neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.

Study Reveals How the Songbird Changes Its Tune

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:14pm
Researchers at UCSF have shown how the Bengalese finch can learn to tweak its song depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules depending on the situation.

Cell Mapping Initiatives Aim to Uncover Hidden Pathways of Disease

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:10pm
UCSF researchers are leading several initiatives that aim to see how dozens of seemingly unrelated genes and proteins involved in a disease are in fact all part the same interconnected biological pathway.

UCSF’s Michael Bade Honored by Lean Construction Institute

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:10pm
Michael Bade, UCSF’s campus architect and associate vice chancellor of Capital Programs, has received the Lean Construction Institute’s prestigious 2017 Pioneer Award.

Longer Abstention from Alcohol Lowers Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:10pm
In the first study looking at cessation of alcohol consumption and atrial fibrillation risk, UCSF researchers have shown that the longer people abstain from drinking alcohol, the lower their risk of AF.

Innovative Type 1 Diabetes Approach Licensed to Encellin

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:10pm
Encellin obtained exclusive rights from UCSF for a proprietary cell encapsulation technology aimed at improving physicians’ ability to perform cell transplants without the need for immunosuppressive drugs.

UC President, National Security Leaders Call on Congress to Protect Dreamers This Year

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:01pm
University of California President Janet Napolitano joined fellow national security leaders in calling on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation protecting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients before the end of the year.

Ruth Greenblatt Delivers 2017 Faculty Research Lecture in Clinical Science

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:34pm
Ruth Greenblatt was selected by her peers on the Academic Senate’s Committee on Research as the seventeenth annual Faculty Research Lectureship recipient in Clinical Science.

FDA Warning Leads to Rise in More Invasive Fibroid Surgeries

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:34pm
An FDA warning against a tool used to break up fibroid tissue during laparoscopic surgeries has led to a shift toward more invasive surgeries for hysterectomies for women with uterine fibroids.

Expanded Discovery Day Event at AT&T Park Caps 2017 Bay Area Science Festival

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 6:17pm
Robots, slime making, human organs and hundreds of other science and engineering exhibits filled the field at AT&T Park on Saturday during the seventh annual Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day.

Functional Impairment in Middle Age Often Leads to Further Decline

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:14pm
Nearly 40 percent of individuals who experience an episode of functional impairment in middle age see further functional decline, or even death.

Awards Highlight Partnerships Between UCSF, Community That Promote Health Equity

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:14pm
UCSF’s Center for Community Engagement honored the many valued partnerships between UCSF and the community at its recent Annual Partnerships Celebration.

Matthew State Awarded Sarnat Prize for Mental Health Research

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:14pm
Matthew State is one of three recipients of the 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health given by the National Academy of Medicine.

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