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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Shine Among Finest in 9 Pediatric Specialties Nationwide

2 hours 48 min ago
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, rank among the country’s best in nine specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of 187 pediatric hospitals nationwide.

Construction Begins Around the Mission Bay Campus, Impacting Traffic, Parking and Daily Routines

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:14pm
It’s going to be a busy couple of years of construction on and around the greater Mission Bay area, as work commences on six different UCSF building projects adding more than 1 million square feet of new space to the University.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ Bertram Lubin Receives Inaugural Community Commitment Award

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:14pm
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s former President and CEO, Bertram Lubin, was honored by the Oakland Chamber of Commerce's with its first ever T. Gary Rogers Community Commitment Award.

Catherine Lucey Appointed as Executive Vice Dean for School of Medicine

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:14pm
Catherine Lucey has been appointed as Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine. She will continue to serve in her important role as Vice Dean for Education.

Barbara Koenig: Expanding the Reach of the Bioethics Program at UCSF

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:14pm
Barbara Koenig, the director of the UCSF Bioethics Program, brings years of professional experience as a national expert in medical ethics.

Rare Cells are ‘Window Into the Gut’ for the Nervous System

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:37pm
Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study led by UCSF scientists.

New Hair Growth Mechanism Discovered

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:37pm
In experiments in mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells, directly trigger stem cells in the skin to promote healthy hair growth.

Crowdsourced Data May Inaccurately Represent Some Population Groups

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:32pm
Crowdsourcing for health and medical research leads to certain groups being either over- or underrepresented by age, race/ethnicity, education and physical activity, according to a UCSF-led study.

Toxic Exposure: Chemicals Are in Our Water, Food, Air and Furniture

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:15pm
When we purchase something, there's often an assumption that it's safe. Unfortunately, many prevalently used chemicals could cause serious effects on health, especially during prenatal development.

From Strands to Droplets: New Insights into DNA Control

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:15pm
A new study by UCSF researchers revealed the intriguing possibility that HP1α binds to stretches of DNA and pulls it into droplets that shield the genetic material inside from the molecular machinery of the nucleus that reads and translates the genome.

Elevated Rate of Autism Symptoms Found in Children with Tourette Syndrome

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:11am
Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UCSF.

Keith Yamamoto Honored for Work in Precision Medicine

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:11am
The Precision Medicine World Conference has named Keith Yamamoto a 2017 recipient of the Luminary Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals who have advanced precision medicine.

UCSF Summer Science Camp Marks a Decade of Providing STEM for S.F. Kids

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:16pm
Each year since 2007, the UCSF Science Camp has brought up to 55 fifth- and sixth-grade underrepresented minority students in San Francisco to the UCSF campus for a free week of hands-on, inquiry-based science.

In East Africa, Universal HIV Testing and Treatment Surpasses UNAIDS Goals

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:16pm
Community-based interventions for HIV testing and treatment in rural East Africa nearly doubled rates of HIV viral suppression over two years, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.

Jack Resneck Named Chair-Elect of American Medical Association Board

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:20pm
Jack Resneck Jr., a UC San Francisco dermatologist, has been named chair-elect of the 2017-2018 American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees.

UC President Janet Napolitano Issues Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Fiscal 2018 Budget

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:20pm
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement about President Trumps' proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.

UC President Napolitano Issues Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:20pm
UC President Janet Napolitano released a statement after the Department of Homeland Security issued its guidance on the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA.

UCSF Launches Partnership with Zipcar

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 3:17pm
UCSF has launched a new partnership with Zipcar to offer a car-sharing program on campus.

Moving Mountains: A Surgeon’s Fight to Legalize HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:17pm
Through years of research and advocacy, Peter Stock, a transplant surgeon at UCSF, helped clear the way for California’s first organ transplants from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients.

Dazed and Confused: Marijuana Legalization Raises the Need for More Research

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:10am
Researchers need access to multiple strains of marijuana in order to find out about its potential benefits or harms, but current legislation makes that extremely difficult. As states move ahead with recreational legalization, access is more critical than ever.