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Researchers Identify Biomarker for Diabetes Risk in People with Obesity

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:12pm
UCS researchers have discovered a new biological pathway in fat cells that could explain why some people with obesity are at high risk for metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

2018 Precision Medicine World Conference to Feature UCSF Faculty

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:12pm
For the third consecutive year, UCSF is co-sponsoring the Precision Medicine World Conference in January 2018 to share the latest in the rapidly evolving space.

ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings at MLK Jr. Celebration

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:35pm
UCSF will offer free dental screenings to adults and children as part of San Francisco’s 2018 MLK Jr. Celebration, Film & Comic Arts Festival.

University Coalition Seeks to Improve Transparency on Career Prospects, Opportunities, for Life Sciences Trainees

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:35pm
UCSF joined eight research universities and a major cancer institute in announcing plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.

1 in 5 Older Patients with Chronic Disease Report Health Care Discrimination

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:35pm
Researchers said all the groups in the study – black, white and Hispanic – reported high rates of discrimination for one reason or another.

2017 Year in Pictures

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:35pm
See a collection of photos that highlights moments and milestones of 2017 that include research, patient care, community and education.

Most Popular Science Stories of 2017

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:35pm
Whether you are seeing them for the first time or coming back for another look, check out the most popular scientific stories from UC San Francisco from the past year.

In 2018, the Push Continues to Prioritize Science and Health Care Policies

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:35pm
Heading into the new year, political issues in Washington, D.C., and in California have the potential to disrupt scientific funding, limit the flow of new scientists and clinicians through immigration changes, and shake up the health care system.

UC Praises Gov. Brown Proposal to Establish Precision Health Institute

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:10pm
Executive Vice President of UC Health John D. Stobo issued a statement in response to Governor Brown’s proposal to establish the California Institute to Advance Precision Health and Medicine.

UC Issues Statement on Federal Court DACA Ruling

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:10pm
The University of California is pleased and encouraged that the court has granted an injunction to temporarily stop the Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:10pm
UCSF mourns the loss of Mayor Edwin Lee, who partnered with the University on a number of initiatives that improved the city’s health access and economic vitality.

San Francisco Cancer Initiative Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:17pm
SF CAN is targeting the five most common cancers which collectively account for half of all new cancers in San Francisco.

Workout Equipment Replaced at Bakar Fitness Center

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:18pm
Seventy old strength and cardio machines were moved out of the Bakar Fitness Center in late December. They were replaced with state-of-the-art machines.

How Doctors are Providing Smarter Care with Electronic Health Records

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:18pm
More and more, the promise of EHRs transforming data into knowledge is beginning to bear fruit.

Brain-Cell ‘Antenna’ May be Key to Understanding Obesity

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 9:15am
UCSF researchers have discovered that the brain’s ability to regulate body weight depends on a novel form of signaling in the brain’s “hunger circuit” via antenna-like structures on neurons called primary cilia.

Monthly Brain Cycles Predict Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 6:13am
UCSF neurologists have discovered monthly cycles of brain activity linked to seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Pearl Toy: Bringing Music and Joy to the UCSF Community for 20 years

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:05pm
Pearl Toy, professor emeritus of Laboratory Medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine who worked on transfusion safety, believes scientists and musicians share goals and traits.

Julie Ann Sosa Appointed As Chair of Surgery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:16pm
UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge King, Jr. today announced the appointment of Julie Ann Sosa as the new chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery, effective April 1, 2018.

Researchers Launch Atlas of Developing Human Brain

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:16pm
UCSF have taken the first step toward a comprehensive atlas of gene expression in cells across the developing human brain.

Brain’s Immune System May Be Key to Better Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:30pm
Anna Molofsky is researching how synapses pruning and formation occur normally during brain development in the hope of determining how subtle shifts in balance lead to neurodevelopmental disorders.