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A Laughing Matter: SF Comedian Looks to Tell the Stories of Dementia Patients, Caregivers

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:11am
The Global Brain Health Institute has brought in its first class of Atlantic Fellows. The 32 fellows are taking a range of classes and pursuing projects with the goal of returning to their communities with knowledge and skills to implement changes impacting brain health.

California Demand for Primary Care Providers to Exceed Supply by 2030

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 8:40am
California is expected to face a statewide shortfall of primary care providers in the next 15 years.

Approval of Medical Device Changes Often Based on Low-Quality Research

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 8:40am
Clinical trials that test changes in the design or use of high-risk medical devices are often poorly designed, and can rely on inadequate or potentially biased data.

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

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:39am
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 Faculty Climate Survey Identifies Areas for Improvement

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 8:01pm
A new faculty climate survey finds that while three-quarters of faculty are generally satisfied with their careers at UCSF, there is room for improvement particularly related to campus climate for women, balancing work and family life and financial challenges of living and working in San Francisco.

Viewing the Solar Eclipse? Take Precautions to Avoid Serious Eye Damage

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:34pm
A total coast-to-coast eclipse of the sun hasn’t been seen in the U.S. in 99 years, so the Aug. 21 event will be a can’t-miss for many of us. It's also a critical time to protect your eyes.

Hands-On Science Program Creates a Spark in San Francisco School Children

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:24pm
UCSF’s Science and Health Education Partnership, launched 30 years ago, is a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District that has been a consistent source of quality science education for students in the city.

Finding Better Ways to Reduce Serious Drug Side Effects

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 1:32pm
Two UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty members, whose research and clinical practice have focused on the identification and minimization of side effects, have pinpointed routes for improvement.

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

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 1:32pm
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

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 1:32pm
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

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 1:32pm
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

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 1:32pm
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

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 1:32pm
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.

Deep Sleep Reinforces the Learning of New Motor Skills

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:22am
The benefits of a good night’s sleep have become widely known, and now neuroscientists at UCSF have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep.

UCSF Medical Center, Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco Named Among 2017’s ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:22am
UCSF Medical Center and Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco have been named among Health Care’s “Most Wired” for 2017.

Supervisor Jeff Sheehy Visits UCSF to Rally Community Around HIV/AIDS Funding

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:22am
In his first visit back to UCSF since becoming a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Jeff Sheehy rallied the University community to join in fundraising for AIDS Walk San Francisco – especially as HIV funding is under attack at the federal level.

Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:22am
A research team led by scientists at UCSF has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs.

Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth in Large California Study

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 2:30pm
Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term.

Hormone Shows Promise as Cognition Enhancer

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:08pm
Scientists at UC San Francisco have found that administering a fragment of the klotho protein to young, aging or impaired mice rapidly improves their cognitive and physical performance.

Dignity Health, UCSF Health Announce Bay Area Collaboration

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:08am
Dignity Health and UCSF Health have formalized an affiliation that will combine the best of academic medicine and community-based care.

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