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Cell Division Talk Takes Top Prize at 2017 UCSF Grad Slam

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:13pm
Christina Hueschen took home the top prize at this year’s UCSF Grad Slam competition for her talk titled “How to Build an Elephant.”

Surprising New Role for Lungs: Making Blood

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:10pm
Using video microscopy in the living mouse lung, UC San Francisco scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood production.

UCSF Supports Making All Scholarly Journals Freely Accessible

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:01pm
Faculty, administration and library leaders from UCSF took a major step towards the goal of making all scholarly literature freely available to everyone by endorsing an international open access initiative called OA2020.

Science In Focus: New Mysteries in the Genome of Stentor

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:01pm
The genome of the single-celled organism Stentor, recently sequenced by researchers, may help lead to new insights about how to help our own cells and tissues recover from injury.

'Geofencing' Shows Promise in Tracking Chronic Care

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:01pm
Location-tracking apps on smartphones could be used to help track and manage care for thousands of patients who suffer from chronic diseases, and possibly provide feedback to them on lifestyle changes.

UC Regents Approve Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 6:21pm
The Precision Cancer Medicine Building, which will provide outpatient cancer care to complement services at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, was approved this week by the University of California Board of Regents.

New Web App Helps UCSF Community Reduce Waste

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 6:21pm
As part of the UCSF effort to reach zero waste by 2020, Facilities Services has launched a new recycling and waste reduction app.

UCSF Finds Most Drinking Water Sources Meet EPA Standards for Lead

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 6:21pm
UCSF continues to sample cold drinking water for lead across its campus and medical center locations in a voluntary testing program that began last summer.

New Collaboration Launches to Advance Technology for Children’s Health

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 6:21pm
UCSF has joined with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute and UC Berkeley to form the Engineering for Children’s Health Initiative.

AB 2664 Supports Innovation, Entrepreneurship at UC

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 6:21pm
A $22 million investment via California State Assembly Bill 2664 is supporting innovation and entrepreneurship at UC San Francisco and across the University of California system.

Researching How Stress Among Sexual Minorities Affects Health on Genetic Level

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 6:37pm
Researcher Annesa Flentje is looking at ways stress among sexual minorities – those whose sexual orientation, identity or practices differ from the majority – can affect physical and mental health, starting at the genetic level, with a particular focus of late on the effect of stress on HIV-positive men.

UCSF Launches Web Resource for New and Expecting Parents

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 6:37pm
To help individuals better navigate the complex world of family-leave benefits and family support services, UCSF has launched a “New and Expecting Parents page” website.

UCSF’s CARE Program Honored by Citywide Gender Equality Initiative

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 6:37pm
UCSF’s support and advocacy program for survivors of interpersonal violence has been selected as a model practice by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women.

Distinguishing Between Dementia and Depression with Neuroimaging

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:35pm
Neuroimaging is helping to distinguish between depression and dementia – two diseases with overlapping symptoms that can be difficult to diagnose properly.

Science in Focus: Creating Neurons from Skin Cells to Understand Autism

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 9:33am
Studying brain disorders is complicated for many reasons, not the least being the ethics of obtaining living neurons. To overcome that obstacle, UCSF postdoc Aditi Deshpande is starting with skin cells.

Scalp Cooling Can Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Retain Hair

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 9:33am
Scalp cooling can lessen some chemotherapy-induced hair loss – one of the most devastating hallmarks of cancer – in certain breast cancer patients, according to a new multicenter study from UCSF, Weill Cornell Medicine and three other medical centers.

Roly Gosling: Working Toward His Vision of a Malaria-Free World

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:19pm
Two things brought Roly Gosling to his current work to eliminate malaria: a series of British children’s books he read as a boy and a conviction that he should put his vision and beliefs into practice.

UCSF Remains Top Public University in Fundraising for 2016

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:19pm
UCSF for the second year straight has raised the most in private contributions of any public U.S. university, with $595.9 million.

UCSF Schools Rank Highly in 2018 US News Survey

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:57pm
UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine ranked in the top five nationally in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate schools.

Mayor Signs Legislation Allowing New UCSF Research Building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:57pm
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined physicians, researchers and patients Monday for the signing of an ordinance that will allow UCSF to proceed with construction of a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

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