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Higher Exposure to Flame Retardants in Pregnant Women Leads to Lower IQ in Children

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:54am
A hazardous class of flame retardant chemicals commonly found in furniture and household products damages children’s intelligence, resulting in loss of IQ points.

Hundreds March with UCSF in 2017 San Francisco Pride Parade

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:54am
With many wearing shirts to promote inclusiveness, participants from UCSF turned out in large numbers for the 47th annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade and March.

Brain’s Immune Cells May Drive Overeating and Weight Gain

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:54am
Immune cells in the brain trigger overeating and weight gain in response to diets rich in fat, according to a new study in mice led by researchers from UCSF and the UW Medical Center.

Gut Viruses Tied to Potentially Deadly Complication of Bone Marrow Transplant

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 6:27pm
A virus hiding quietly in the gut may trigger the onset of a severe complication known as graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in patients who receive bone marrow transplants.

Molecular Springs Produce a Fly’s Sense of Touch and Hearing

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 6:27pm
UCSF scientists have mapped in exquisite detail a protein complex called NOMPC, which acts as a mechanoreceptor in animals from fruit flies to fish and frogs.

A True Hometown Physician: UCSF Grad Returns to Serve His Central Valley Community

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 6:27pm
He may have just earned his medical degree, but newly minted UCSF graduate Walid Hamud-Ahmed has spent his lifetime cultivating the skills to serve as a doctor in his community.

Abul Abbas Receives 2017 UCSF Lifetime Mentoring Award

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 6:27pm
Abul Abbas has been named the 2017 recipient of the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award presented annually to a senior faculty member who best embodies the principles and practice of mentorship.

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Donate $10M to Advance Health Using Big Data

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 8:58am
Atul Butte, who is helping to guide UCSF into a new era of computational science and medicine, has been named the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at UCSF.

UC Updates Guidance on Executive Order Restricting Travel, Entry into the U.S. from Six Countries

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 8:58am
The University of California has issued updated guidance about the executive order restricting travel and entry into the United States by individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Stephen Hauser Wins Taubman Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Discovery

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 8:58am
Stephen L. Hauser will receive the 2017 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Research for his paradigm-changing discoveries that paved the way for a highly effective drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Marcus Program Funds COPD Research, Other Projects to Improve Patient Care

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 6:10pm
Twenty-six UCSF investigators received funding from the 2017 cycle of the Marcus Program in Precision Medicine Innovation to help generate understanding of human disease.

UC Launches New Systemwide Procedures to Combat Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 6:10pm
The University of California announced new systemwide procedures for responding to alleged sexual misconduct by faculty and staff that provide greater transparency, consistency and timeliness in investigating and adjudicating such cases.

A New Insight into Parkinson’s Disease Protein

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 3:07pm
New research by UCSF neuroscientist Robert Edwards has uncovered the role alpha-synuclein plays in the normal brain. The protein has long been implicated in Parkinson’s disease.

Molecular Test Identifies Breast Cancer Patients with Lowest Risk of Death

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 3:07pm
A molecular test can pinpoint which patients will have a very low risk of death from breast cancer even 20 years after diagnosis and tumor removal, according to a new clinical study led by UCSF in collaboration with colleagues in Sweden.

New Teen Internship Program Builds Awareness of Key Public Health Issues

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:26pm
The San Francisco Health Investigators Program focuses on leveraging participating students’ cultural knowledge as they take on the role of researchers and investigate current public health issues in their communities.

Research Aims to Shape More Precise Treatments for Depression in Women

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:20pm
Interim Dean Sandra Weiss of the UCSF School of Nursing is leading three major studies aimed at shedding important light on some of the most pressing issues facing American women with depression and the clinicians who treat them.

Go Easy on the Avocado Toast: ‘Good Fat’ Can Still Be Bad for You, Research Shows

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:47pm
Liberal consumption of so-called good fats – like those found in olive oil and avocados – may lead to fatty liver disease, a risk factor for metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes and hypertension, according to a new study by scientists at UCSF.

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

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:47pm
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

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:47pm
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

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:47pm
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.