UCSF News

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Deepak Srivastava Appointed President of Gladstone Institutes

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 1:17pm
Deepak Srivastava has been appointed president of Gladstone Institutes. His term will begin on Jan. 1, 2018.

Protein Links Alcohol Abuse and Changes in Brain’s Reward Center

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 1:17pm
UCSF researchers have identified a protein that links alcohol consumption with structural changes in one of the “reward centers” in the mouse brain.

Two UCSF Scientists Win NIH New Innovator Awards

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:09am
Two UCSF scientists have been awarded NIH New Innovator Awards, which support unusually innovative research from early career investigators.

UC President Napolitano Denounces Decision to End DACA Program

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:09am
UC President Janet Napolitano released a statement after President Trump announced his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Flashing Neurons in Worms Reveal How the Brain Generates Behavior

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 1:01pm
UCSF researcher Saul Kato is using a new high-resolution whole-brain imaging technique to see how the entire nervous system of a worm works together to generate behavior.

Many Hospitals Still Not Using Digital Patient Health Information

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 1:02pm
U.S. hospitals are making slow progress in ensuring that their providers have access to and use patients’ complete electronic health records when those patients have also received care from outside providers.

Edmond ‘Ted’ Eger, Whose Research is Basis for Modern Inhaled Anesthetics, Passes Away

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 1:02pm
Edmond “Ted” Eger II, the anesthesiologist and scientist who pioneered development of modern inhaled anesthetics, died peacefully at his home in Tiburon, Calif., on Aug.26, 2017, one week shy of his 87th birthday.

Study Shows Promise for Children with Severe Form of Epilepsy

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:44pm
A new formulation of a drug that was used to treat children with a rare neurological condition in the 1980s, and later became half of a widely used diet-drug combination, may offer promise for pediatric patients with a severe seizure disorder, following a large-scale trial led by UC San Francisco

Top Avoidable Emergency Room Visits: Alcohol, Dental Issues and Depression

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:39pm
Alcohol abuse, dental conditions and depression were among the top causes of avoidable emergency room visits nationally.

Low-Cost Preventive Care May Help Heart Health for People with Serious Mental Illness

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:39pm
A UCSF study identified a cost-effective way to ensure that people with serious mental illness receive frequent cardiovascular screening: an evidence-based integrated care model that leverages technology.

UCSF Responds to Harvey by Activating Global Disaster Assistance Committee

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:39pm
UCSF is activating a committee to consider what responses may be appropriate for UCSF to take in aiding in the aftermath of tropical depression Harvey.

New Tool May Allow Doctors to ‘See’ Bacterial Infection in the Body

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 1:14pm
UCSF scientists have developed an imaging tool that could soon allow doctors to locate and visualize bacterial infections in the body.

Novel Treatment Aims to Transform Protocol for Deadly Blood Disorder

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 4:25pm
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals will pioneer stem cell transplants for a uniquely challenging patient population: second-trimester fetuses stricken with a potentially fatal disease.

Blunting CRISPR’s ‘Scissors’ Gives New Insight into Autoimmune Disorders 

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 4:25pm
Research team led by University of California scientists has used a modified version of the gene-editing technique CRISPR to find enhancers by prompting them into action.

Protein Pair Keeps Brain Function Stable

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 1:20pm
UCSF have discovered that two molecular partners interact at synapses to maintain stable neuronal function.

New UCSF Program Aims to Advance Equity in Genomic Medicine in the Bay Area

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 1:20pm
A team of UCSF researchers will receive $11.7 million over four years from the National Institutes of Health to launch a new Program in Prenatal and Pediatric Genomic Sequencing at UCSF.

Internationally Renowned Neonatologist Marshall Henry Klaus Passes Away

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 1:20pm
Klaus conducted seminal research on mother-infant bonding, work that helped to establish the field of neonatology.

3D Imaging Reveals Secrets of Immune Cells' Agility

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 4:09pm
Newly developed microscopy techniques have allowed UC San Francisco researchers to observe white blood cells in action in unprecedented detail.

Summer Programs at UCSF Provide Science Opportunities, Promote Diversity

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 4:09pm
Throughout the years, UCSF faculty, students and staff have set up several unique summer programs that expose young students from underrepresented minorities to science and clinical research.

UCSF Incoming Class 2017: By the Numbers

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 7:15pm
This fall, UCSF welcomes nearly 1,000 new students. Check out an infographic highlighting some fun facts about this new crop of future clinicians and researchers.

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