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Gene Therapy Offers Hope for Newborns with Severe Immune Disorder

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 2:42pm
A novel gene therapy treatment may save infants from SCID, a devastating immune disorder commonly known as "bubble boy disease".

Golden Compass Program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Provides A Guide for Older Adults with HIV

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:38am
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.

Student Debt in the Health Professions Limits School Choice, Career Paths

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:38am
The impact of the rising cost and mounting debt is two-fold: Universities struggle to compete for the best students, and costs become the overriding factor for many students in deciding where to get their education and what to practice after graduating.

John Clements, Whose Invention Helped Save Preemies’ Lives, Still Pushing His Field Forward at 93

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:38am
John Clements has been an emeritus UCSF professor since 2004, but don’t expect him to be available to meet without his first checking his still busy calendar.

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

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 2:09pm
The UCSF Amputee Comprehensive Training program will host its second annual, free Golden State Warriors basketball camp for amputees.

Autism Researchers Discover Genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:07am
Distinct sets of genetic defects in a single neuronal protein can lead either to infantile epilepsy or to autism spectrum disorders.

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

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:57pm
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.

Food is Medicine for HIV-Positive and Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:57pm
HIV-positive people and people with type 2 diabetes, who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare.

Therapy for Abnormal Heartbeats May Cause Brain Injury

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:57pm
A common treatment for irregular heartbeats known as catheter ablation may result in the formation of brain lesions when it is performed on the left side of the heart.

UCSF-Hosted Film Screenings Aim to Raise Awareness of Hearing Loss, Autism

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:57pm
Two days of film screenings that are being put on by UC San Francisco ReelAbilities Film Festival this month aim to help raise awareness of disabilities, including hearing loss and autism.

New MRI Method Aids Long-term Concussion Prognosis

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:57pm
For concussion sufferers, physicians may now be able to predict early on who is more likely to continue experiencing symptoms months or years after the head-jarring event.

Science In Focus: New Mysteries in the Genome of Stentor

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:10am
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.

E-Cigarettes Are Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:10am
E-cigarettes – thought by some to be responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking – are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products.

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors to Vote on New UCSF Research Building at ZSFG

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:10am
At their Jan. 31 meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote whether to recommend approval of a lease agreement that would allow UC San Francisco to construct a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Genetic Risk Factors for Autism, MS and Other Diseases Differ Between the Sexes

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:10am
Study suggests, genetic variants that have distinct effects on physical traits in men versus women are also linked to men’s and women’s risk for a range of diseases – autism, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes.

Shape-Shifting Nucleosomes Open New Avenues for Epigenetics Research

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:10am
UCSF study demonstrates that nucleosomes actively change their shape as part of the larger process of epigenetic regulation of gene expression.

Successful Immunotherapy Requires System-Wide Immune Response

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:10am
New research has found that successful cancer immunotherapy appears to depend on whether the treatment can trigger a system-wide immune response, rather than just a local response within the tumor itself.

New Web App Helps UCSF Community Reduce Waste

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:05pm
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

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:04am
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.

Shawn Douglas Receives Presidential Early Career Award

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:04am
Shawn Douglas is one of 102 researchers recently named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.