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Stress Worsens Effects of Toxic Chemicals in Pregnant Women

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:10pm
When a pregnant woman suffers from stress, she’s more likely to have a low-birth-weight baby than a non-stressed pregnant woman if both are exposed to the same toxic chemicals, according to the first study examining the combined impact of stress and environmental chemicals on fetal development.

Immune-Cell Numbers Predict Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Melanoma

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:10am
Whether a melanoma patient will better respond to a single immunotherapy drug or two in combination depends on the abundance of certain white blood cells within their tumors, according to a new study.

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

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:48pm
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

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:48pm
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.

For the Elderly, Physical Therapy Can Help Straighten a Hunched Back

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:02pm
A hunched back, called hyperkyphosis, affects 40 percent of people over age 65, and it increases disability and the risk of falls and fractures. A new study by UCSF researchers shows that targeted physical therapy can help straighten the spine and boost a patient’s self-esteem.

Jack Resneck Named Chair-Elect of American Medical Association Board

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:02pm
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

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:02pm
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

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:02pm
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

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:02pm
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.

Artificial Intelligence Melanoma Detector Wins Cancer Center Impact Grant

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:02pm
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.

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

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:02pm
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.

Amid Backdrop of Health Care Debate, UCSF Raises Funds at AIDS Walk San Francisco

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 6:35pm
As a national debate about health care continues, hundreds of staff, faculty, students and supporters of UCSF participated in AIDS Walk San Francisco to raise funds for research and care as well as to raise awareness of proposed legislation in Washington, D.C.

UCSF Study Reveals Longer Follow-Up Time for Asian-American Women After Abnormal Mammogram

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 6:17pm
Asian-American women are more likely to experience delays in follow-up treatment after an abnormal mammogram compared to white women, according to new UCSF research.

Two UCSF Researchers Named 2017 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 6:17pm
Anna Molofsky and Shaeri Mukherjee were among the 22 early-career researchers in the 2017 class announced June 15 by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

San Francisco’s Flavored Tobacco Law Rooted in Years of Research, Advocacy Work

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 6:01pm
San Francisco recently passed the country’s first outright ban on sales of flavored tobacco. It was supported by more than 15 years’ worth of research and national advocacy work by UCSF’s Valerie Yerger.

Next-Gen Precision Diagnostics Now Available at UCSF

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 6:01pm
A genome sequencing test developed at UCSF that can rapidly pinpoint the cause of a bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infection is now available to help physicians nationwide diagnose cases.

ShangPharma Innovation and UCSF Announce Strategic Research Collaboration

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:56pm
In a new collaboration, ShangPharma Innovation, Inc. is providing funding and other support to scientists at UC San Francisco to accelerate the development of promising life science inventions.

Tiny Cellular Antennae Key to Fat Formation in Muscle

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:53am
Scientists at UCSF have shown that cellular antennae called cilia, found on fat-forming cells interspersed in muscle, play a key role in this muscle-to-fat transformation.

UCSF Health Affiliates with Golden Gate Urgent Care

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:53am
UCSF Health has signed an affiliation with Golden Gate Urgent Care to collaborate in providing top-quality urgent care in the GGUC’s six Bay Area locations.

Racism Aggravates Treatment-Resistant Asthma

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:53am
Racial discrimination experienced by African-American children and young adults exacerbates a type of asthma known to be resistant to standard treatment, according to a study headed by researchers at UCSF.