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Precision-Medicine Approach Could Revive Prostate Cancer Test

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:09am
A new study identified genetic predictors of normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in healthy men, which could be used to improve the accuracy of PSA-based prostate cancer screening tests.

UCSF Researchers Find Key to ‘Tired’ Blood and Immune Systems

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 11:08am
A molecular key to aging of the blood and immune system has been discovered in new research conducted at UCSF.

With New Imaging Technology, Scientists and Clinicians Get the Picture

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 5:08pm
A picture may be worth a thousand words. But new imaging technology that harmonizes mighty and distinctive microscopes may tell a complex story about a disease or condition – how it develops and how it can be treated precisely

World Conference Showcases Advances in Precision Medicine

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 5:08pm
Scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs shared the latest innovations and initiatives in the rapidly evolving movement to make health care more personal, predictive and preventive at the Precision Medicine World Conference in January.

UCSF Research Building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Gets City Approval

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 5:08pm
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors have unanimously approved a lease agreement that will allow UCSF to move forward with constructing a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Lily Jan, Yuh-Nung Jan Win 2017 Vilcek Prize Honoring Contributions of Immigrants

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 5:08pm
Lily Jan and Yuh-Nung Jan have received the 2017 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science, which recognizes extraordinary contributions to biomedical research made by immigrants to America.

Joan Voris, Former Associate Dean at UCSF Fresno, Passes Away

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 2:07pm
Longtime former associate dean in Fresno, Joan Voris, passed away on Feb. 11.

Artificial Intelligence Aids Scientists in Uncovering Hallmarks of Mystery Concussion

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 2:07pm
New research is paving the way to a precision medicine approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with traumatic brain injury.

Science in Focus: The Placenta’s Role in Protecting the Fetus from Infection

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:07am
The mammalian placenta is a sort of armored car protecting a developing fetus. All manner of infectious agents attempt to break in, but few of them can. Scientists are working to understand why some infections do break through and how to stop them.

Dorothy Rice, Pioneer in Medical Economics and Health Statistics, Passes Away

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 5:41pm
Dorothy Pechman Rice, professor emerita of health economics at the UCSF School of Nursing, passed away on Feb. 25, 2017.

UCSF School of Dentistry Dean John Featherstone Announces Plan to Retire

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 8:25am
John Featherstone has announced he will step down as dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry at the end of December 2017. He will also retire from his faculty position as professor of preventive and restorative dental sciences.

Paintings by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Return to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 8:25am
After a seven-year hiatus, a pair of paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have returned to the ZSFG following construction of the new hospital building.

Genetic ‘Balance’ May Influence Response to Cancer Treatment

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 5:09pm
The chromosomal “balance” of normal and abnormal versions of the cancer-driving gene KRAS affects the response to targeted treatments.

UC Statement on President Trump's Executive Order

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 5:09pm
UC President Janet Napolitano and the chancellors of the University of California have issued a statement expressing deep concern about the recent executive order that restricts the ability of students, faculty, staff and others from certain countries from being able to enter or return to the United States.

Gene Therapy Offers Hope for Newborns with Severe Immune Disorder

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 2:42pm
A novel gene therapy treatment may save infants from SCID, a devastating immune disorder commonly known as "bubble boy disease".

Golden Compass Program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Provides A Guide for Older Adults with HIV

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:38am
Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center has launched Golden Compass, a new program to meet the health needs of the increasing population of HIV patients who are growing older.

Student Debt in the Health Professions Limits School Choice, Career Paths

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:38am
The impact of the rising cost and mounting debt is two-fold: Universities struggle to compete for the best students, and costs become the overriding factor for many students in deciding where to get their education and what to practice after graduating.

John Clements, Whose Invention Helped Save Preemies’ Lives, Still Pushing His Field Forward at 93

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:38am
John Clements has been an emeritus UCSF professor since 2004, but don’t expect him to be available to meet without his first checking his still busy calendar.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Hosts Annual Amputee Warriors Basketball Camp Feb. 25

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 2:09pm
The UCSF Amputee Comprehensive Training program will host its second annual, free Golden State Warriors basketball camp for amputees.

Autism Researchers Discover Genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:07am
Distinct sets of genetic defects in a single neuronal protein can lead either to infantile epilepsy or to autism spectrum disorders.