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Liver Cells Switch Identities to Grow New Tissue

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:03pm
By studying a rare liver disease called Alagille syndrome, scientists from UC San Francisco and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have discovered the mechanism behind an unusual form of tissue regeneration that may someday reduce the need for expensive and difficult-to-obtain organ transplants.

For Glaucoma-Monitoring Sensor Design, Researchers Looked to the Butterfly Wing

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:03pm
An easy-to-use implant sensor for at-home glaucoma monitoring developed by researchers at Caltech and tested at UCSF could significantly benefit patients by providing convenient, on-demand self-monitoring and physicians by more effectively tailoring individual treatments.

Reinvigorated Nursing Partnership Strengthens Patient Care, Research and Education

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:02pm
Nursing leadership at the UCSF School of Nursing and UCSF Health are leading an effort aimed at optimizing the advantages of tighter integration between the two organizations.

UCSF Finalizing Plan to Restore Health of Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:02pm
UCSF is finalizing a long-term management plan for the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve that will address the widespread damage wrought by the worst drought in modern California history.

11th Annual Chancellor’s Diversity Forum Tackles Staff Climate and Equity Concerns

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:00pm
Issues impacting staff climate and equity at UCSF were at the forefront of the conversation during the 11th annual Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion.

2 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2018

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:00pm
Two faculty members from UCSFhave been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors accorded to American scientists.

Research Finds ‘Achilles Heel’ for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:00pm
UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a promising new line of attack against lethal, treatment-resistant prostate cancer.

World Malaria Day Event Draws Premier Bay Area Researchers

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 6:32pm
More than 100 members of the malaria research community in the Bay Area gathered to celebrate World Malaria Day on April 25 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Join All of Us: California Researchers Call for Volunteers as NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort Launches Nationwide

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 3:31pm
All of Us is an unprecedented effort to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1 million or more volunteer participants living in the US, officially opens for enrollment May 6.

Gene Therapy May Eliminate Life-Long Need for Transfusions in Patients with Incurable Blood Disorder

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:28pm
Data from clinical studies of gene therapy in patients with transfusion-dependent Beta-Thalassemia show majority of patients are transfusion-free.

Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:49pm
Automated breast-density evaluation was just as accurate in predicting women’s risk of breast cancer, found and not found by mammography, as subjective evaluation done by radiologists.

UNICEF “Muted” on Tobacco Control for Children

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 9:31am
The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children’s rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, during which time UNICEF’s focus on children’s rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced.