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UCSF Welcomes First In Utero Stem Cell Transplant Baby

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:21pm
An in utero stem cell transplant for a critically ill second-trimester fetus has led to the birth of an apparently healthy infant. The newborn is the first patient enrolled in the world’s first clinical trial using stem cells transplanted prior to birth.

Doctors Fail to Flag Concussion Patients for Critical Follow-Up

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:21pm
Nationwide study found that more than half of the patients diagnosed with concussion, may fall off the radar shortly after diagnosis, placing in jeopardy treatments for long-term effects.

Gut Bacteria Produce a Special Enzyme To Protect Us from Plant Toxins

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:19pm
A UCSF researcher is among scientists who discovered the specific bacterial enzyme found in the human gut that can render a common heart drug ineffective.

Risk of Preterm Birth Reliably Predicted by New Test

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:50am
Scientists at UCSF have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant.

Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:48am
Smoking cessation intervention for young adults conducted on Facebook found smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online program.

SF Mayor’s Proposal to Add $4.2M for HIV/AIDS Programs Would Support ‘Getting to Zero’ Effort

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:59pm
Mayor Mark Farrell announced $4.2 million in additional funds for HIV/AIDS programs in San Francisco.

Preventive Use of Common Antibiotic Reduces Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:59pm
Treating young children in Sub-Saharan Africa with azithromycin, a safe, inexpensive, and widely used antibiotic, significantly reduced deaths of children under five.

​​UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s State-of-the-Art Outpatient Center Makes Its Official Debut

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:55pm
With the addition of its new building, UCSF Benioff Oakland’s Outpatient Center becomes the largest pediatric specialty care center in the East Bay.

Fetal Immune System Rejects the Mother in Preterm Labor

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:55pm
A new study from UCSF shows preterm labor may sometimes happen when the fetal immune system “wakes up” too early and begins to reject the mother, causing the uterus to start contracting.

Zachary Knight Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:41am
In just the last few years, Zachary Knight’s research has upended textbook theories of hunger and thirst.

Challenges for Adoption of New Genetic Tests Outlined in New Research

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:51pm
Every day, on average, 10 new genetic tests become commercially available to help doctors and patients make more informed decisions about health care. Yet few doctors know how to navigate the tens of thousands of tests that populate the genetic testing marketplace, which prevents patients from benefiting from them.

North Coast Fires Sparked a Mental Health Crisis and UCSF Responded

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:47pm
Every Saturday, UCSF volunteers provide free, drop-in individual and group crisis counseling to all members of the Sonoma Valley community, with or without insurance or documentation.

Frances McDormand Headlines Performance that Sparks Dialogue on Sudden Death

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:47pm
Frances McDormand, David Strathairn and Marjolaine Goldsmith came to UCSF to read scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax – a 2,500-year-old tragedy about the suicide of a great warrior.

Deep Space Radiation Treatment Reboots Brain’s Immune System

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:59pm
UCSF neuroscientist identified the first potential treatment for the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic rays.

UCSF Receives Toastmasters Recognition for Employee Engagement

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:54pm
UCSF has been recognized by Toastmasters International for supporting its employees in developing their communication and leadership skills.

Women Sometimes Feel Regret After Electing to Freeze Their Eggs

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:47am
Most women feel empowered by elective procedures that enable them to bank eggs in case they can’t conceive naturally later in life, but one in six become regretful.

Exceptional Alumni Honored with New Award Inspired by UCSF: The Campaign

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:52pm
The Alumni Association of UCSF has named 12 winners of the inaugural UCSF Campaign Alumni Awards to highlight the remarkable work of some of UCSF’s most illustrious alumni. Winners of the awards will be recognized during UCSF’s Alumni Weekend, June 1-2.

Football Scuffles, Auto Injuries May Raise Risk for Parkinson’s

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 6:55pm
A rear-ender in which the driver’s head slams against the steering wheel or a helmet-to-helmet tussle with an opponent on the football field may increase one’s risk for Parkinson’s disease if concussion results.

Yanny Vs. Laurel: A Neuroscientist Weighs In

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:54pm
Matthew Leonard, who studies the neural basis of word representations, weighs in with a scientific perspective on the debate about “Laurel” versus “Yanny.”

Lyme Disease is On the Rise – An Expert Explains Why

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:52pm
Infectious disease expert Charles Chiu explains the rise in Lyme disease cases, better diagnostic tests on the horizon and what you need to know to protect yourself from infection.