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UCSF Among Top Public Universities in Fundraising for 2017, Capping Successful Tenure of John Ford

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:27pm
For the sixth year, UCSF has placed among the top 20 colleges and universities that received the most charitable contributions in the nation. The distinction caps an extraordinary career for John B. Ford, who recently retired as vice chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations.

AI is Quicker, More Effective Than Humans in Analyzing Heart Scans

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:18am
A type of AI known as advanced machine learning can classify essential views from heart ultrasound tests faster, more accurately and with less data than board-certified echocardiographers.

Smartwatch Effective in Detecting Atrial Fibrillation

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:18am
Irregular heart impulses that lead to stroke can be detected using a smartwatch with a specially designed application, a finding that could eventually lead to new ways to screen patients for earlier treatment.

Match Day 2018: Art and Medicine Meet and Match

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:27pm
Match Day, the third Friday in March, is the moment when graduating medical students across the country find out where they will be training as residents.

UCSF Names Michael Reddy as Dean for School of Dentistry

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:27pm
An internationally renowned periodontics specialist, Michael Reddy has been appointed dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry, one of the preeminent graduate dental schools in the nation.

Cognitive Benefits of 'Young Blood' Linked to Brain Protein in Mice

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:27pm
Loss of an enzyme that modifies gene activity to promote brain regeneration may be partly responsible for age-related cognitive decline, according to new research in laboratory mice by UCSF.

UCSF Excels in U.S. News 2019 Best Graduate Schools Rankings

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:04pm
UCSF’s School of Medicine placed in the top five nationally in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate and professional schools. UCSF’s biomedical science PhD programs were among the top 10, and the School of Nursing was also highly ranked.

UCSF Launches Process to Reimagine Parnassus Heights Campus

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 7:54pm
UCSF has launched a planning process to define a bold, long-term vision to revitalize its historic Parnassus Heights campus to sustain its excellence across research, education and patient care.

Scientists Discover How Gene Mutation Reduces the Need for Sleep

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:27pm
A new study in mice reveals how a gene mutation seen in human short-sleepers may allow them to survive and thrive on just a few hours of sleep.

UCSF Dentists are Teaching Peers to Treat Babies – Filling a Gap in Care

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:07pm
To help general dentists become comfortable seeing very young patients, UCSF pediatric dentists are part an initiative in the Bay Area that aims to train other dentists to see and treat young children.

UCSF Wins 3 Regional CASE Awards for Communications Excellence

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:07pm
UCSF won three awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), highlighting the University’s excellence in community relations and strategic communications.

Genomic Analysis Reveals Why Asthma Inhalers Fail Minority Children

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:07pm
The largest-ever whole-genome sequencing study of drug response in minority children has revealed new clues about why the front-line asthma drug albuterol does not work as well for minority children.

Hip Hop Meets Health in a Campaign Against Type 2 Diabetes

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:07pm
CVP and Youth Speaks, are releasing four new spoken word videos as part of a health campaign to end type 2 diabetes in youth and young adults.

Adding Formula May Not Sway Baby from Breast

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 1:06pm
A study demonstrated a seemingly contradictory way for newborns losing more weight than most to breastfeed in the longer term: add a little formula for a couple of days.

Cancer-Killing Virus Acts by Alerting Immune System

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:06am
A new UCSF study has shown that a cancer-killing (“oncolytic”) virus currently in clinical trials may function as a cancer vaccine.

Eddie Chang Selected as Inaugural Bowes Biomedical Investigator

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 4:21pm
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood announced March 13 that Edward Chang will be the inaugural William K. Bowes Jr. Biomedical Investigator.

Marijuana Should Be Packaged, Regulated Following Tobacco Control Best Practices

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 4:21pm
California should take an assertive approach to cannabis labeling, packaging and product formulation, according to a new UCSF study.

Women Cyclists are More Prone to Common Gynecological Problems, But Not Serious Sexual or Urinary Dysfunction

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:16pm
Women bicycle riders are more likely to experience urinary tract infections, genital numbness and saddle sores, but not more likely to have serious sexual and urinary symptoms than non-cyclists.

Current PSA Monitoring Ignores Risk to Some Prostate Cancer Survivors

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:16pm
In older men who survived low-risk cancer and have limited life expectancy, frequent PSA screenings may do more harm than good

Researchers Identify Biomarker for Diabetes Risk in People with Obesity

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:16pm
UCSF 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.