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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.

Genetics, Altered Brain Structure Offer Window into Autism Severity

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:08am
Rare deletions or duplications of about 600 genetic “letters” in a region on chromosome 16 confer a high risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

UCSF Medical Center Ranks as Best Hospital in California

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:50pm
UCSF Medical Center has been named among the nation’s premier medical institutions for the 17th consecutive year, ranking as the fifth best hospital in the country and the top-ranked hospital in California, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals survey.

One Family’s Struggle with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:50pm
Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy (MAE), or Doose syndrome, is a form of epilepsy characterized by seizures that are difficult to manage.

Drug Reverses Memory Failure Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:50pm
UCSF scientists used an experimental drug to completely reverse severe learning and memory impairments caused by traumatic brain injury in mice.

Gut Feeling for Probiotics Benefits May Be Overstated, UCSF Study Shows

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:06am
A study headed by UCSF researchers fuels the probiotics debate by finding that there is no clear evidence that a supplement of the “friendly” bacteria strain of lactobacillus prevents eczema.

Google Searches Could Help Track Cancer Incidence, Mortality

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:06am
Google search volume across the United States could help fill in the gaps on cancer incidence and mortality data, according to a new study by scientists at UCSF and the University of Pennsylvania.

UCSF Cancer Researcher Leads Team to Win First Ever AI Genomics Hackathon

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:06am
A UCSF cancer researcher has led a team of data scientists and engineers to win a first-of-its-kind Artificial Intelligence (AI) Genomics Hackathon competition.

Feinstein Urges Safeguarding Medicaid on Visit to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:06am
Sen. Dianne Feinstein toured UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, highlighting the importance of safeguarding Medicaid for the health of children and families across the nation.

Virtual Assistant to Help Save Mothers Who Experience Postpartum Hemorrhage Wins Competition

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:23pm
An interactive, voice-controlled virtual mentor that uses a smart speaker – like a phone or Google Home device – to guide birth attendants through complicated and/or emergency procedures, won a $250,000 seed grant from the Saving Lives at Birth: Grand Challenge for Development to develop and test the idea.

Sustainability Champions Recognized at Seventh Annual Sustainability Awards

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:23pm
UCSF faculty, students, and staff members were recognized for their efforts in supporting and advocating for sustainability measures at the seventh annual Sustainability Awards in the Rock Hall Auditorium on June 20.

Reversing Memory Failure Caused by TBI: 6 Questions for Neuroscientist Susanna Rosi

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:09pm
UCSF neuroscientists answered questions about a molecule that reverses severe memory and learning impairments in mice with traumatic brain injury.

Incidents of Smoking Increase Dramatically in Youth-Focused, PG-13 Films

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:09pm
Youth-rated films, which are designed and marketed as kid-friendly, continue to fill the movie screen with tobacco imagery.

Increasing Quality of Life for Neurology Inpatients is Goal of Newly Established Metrics

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:03pm
To improve the quality of life for neurology inpatients, a panel of experts, led by UCSF neurologist S. Andrew Josephson has released quality measurements.