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Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 9:01am
A new study led by UC San Francisco has found that radiation doses can be safely and effectively reduced – and more consistently administered – for common CT scans.

UCSF Neuropsychiatrist Tells Senate Committee NIH Funding is ‘Critical’ for Alzheimer’s Research

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 6:09pm
UCSF neuropsychiatrist Kristine Yaffe joined former First Lady of California Maria Shriver and other geriatric care experts to testify about the importance of Alzheimer's disease research and prevention at a meeting of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

UCSF Recognized for Patient Safety as Part of the I-PASS Study Group

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 3:01pm
UCSF is part of a patient safety research group that received the prestigious 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Holds Free Mock Trial: Is Mammography a Good Value?

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 3:01pm
UCSF physicians are holding a free mock trial to debate the health and financial value of mammography.

Medical Ethics and History Take Center Stage in Talk About Henrietta Lacks

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:11pm
The story of Henrietta Lacks, and the questions raised about medical ethics, will be the topic of discussion when UCSF’s Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo is in conversation with author Rebecca Skloot at City Arts and Lectures event on April 26.

New Tool Illuminates Cell Signaling Pathways Key to Disease

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:11pm
In a major advance for fundamental biological research, UCSF scientists have developed a tool capable of illuminating previously inscrutable cellular signaling networks.

Cognitive Decline After Surgery Tied to Brain's Own Immune Cells

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 9:05am
After undergoing surgery, elderly patients often experience cloudy thinking. Mounting evidence suggests that heightened inflammation in the brain following surgery is the more likely cause.

Videogame Promotes Better Attention Skills in Some Children with Sensory Dysfunction

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:21pm
A videogame under development as a medical device boosts attention in some children with sensory processing dysfunction.

How Computers are Searching for Drugs of the Future

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:21pm
Researchers at UCSF and elsewhere are turning to virtual experiments for the initial steps of drug development.

UCSF to Lead Resource Team for Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Tissue Regeneration

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:21pm
UCSF is the lead institution on a California-based, six-university consortium that was awarded $12 million by the NIDCR to develop strategies for treating craniofacial and dental defects.

UC Statement on President Trump’s New Travel, Immigration Executive Order

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:21pm
The University of California has issued a statement expressing its deep concern about the Trump Administration’s new executive order banning citizens of six nations from entering the United States.

Leaders of UCSF’s Clinical Sites Present Unique Perspectives and a Shared Vision

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:21pm
Leaders from UCSF’s three major clinical organizations joined on Feb. 27 at the Mission Bay Hospitals’ Oberndorf auditorium for an overview of the breadth of the institution’s clinical enterprise.

Study Shows How Skates, Rays and Sharks Sense Electrical Fields

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:21pm
Sharks, rays and skates can hunt for prey hidden in the sandy sea floor by “listening” for faint traces of bioelectricity – they can literally sense their prey’s heart beating.

Race Ranks Higher than Pounds in Diabetes, Heart-Health Risks

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:24pm
Americans of South Asian descent are twice as likely as whites to have risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, when their weight is in the normal range.

Parental Smoking Linked to Genetic Changes Found in Childhood Cancer

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:24pm
Smoking by either parent helps promote genetic deletions in children that are associated with the development and progression of the most common type of childhood cancer, according to research headed by UCSF.

Medical Students Explore Health Care Delivery Improvement with Clinical Microsystems Clerkship

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:24pm
The launch of the Bridges, which came 15 years after the last revamping of the School of Medicine’s curriculum, includes the striking and intriguing change of including the Clinical Microsystems Clerkship.

Zebrafish-to-Patient Approach Speeds Search for Childhood Epilepsy Treatments

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:24pm
In an unprecedented leap from lab to patients, a potential treatment for childhood epilepsy identified in experiments with zebrafish.

UCSF Physicians, Staff Honored by San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:24pm
UCSF physicians and staff were among those honored by The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation in this year’s Heroes & Hearts Award, which recognizes individuals within the community who go above and beyond the call of duty to care for the people of San Francisco.

Statement in Support of Transgender Members of the UC Community

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 6:34pm
The UC Office of the President issued a statement in support of transgender members of the UC community.

UCSF Health Named “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality”

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:28pm
UCSF Health has been named a 2017 “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality,” receiving a perfect score on the national Healthcare Equality Index, which was released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.