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Despite Bans, Toxic Flame Retardants Continue to Show Up in Pregnant Women’s Blood

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:51pm
A UCSF research team has found that while banning flame-retardant chemicals initially led to a reduction in exposure, a disturbing trend is emerging of exposure leveling off or even rising again.

A Brain Chemical Blamed for Mental Decline in Old Age Could Hold Key to Its Reversal

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:51pm
UCSF researchers have identified the buildup of one brain chemical as a key culprit behind age-related learning and memory impairments. Tuning levels of this chemical in the worm C. elegans, they could delay and even reverse the declines of old age.

Workout Equipment Replaced at Bakar Fitness Center

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:51pm
Seventy old strength and cardio machines were moved out of the Bakar Fitness Center in late December. They were replaced with state-of-the-art machines.

How Doctors are Providing Smarter Care with Electronic Health Records

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:51pm
More and more, the promise of EHRs transforming data into knowledge is beginning to bear fruit.

Brain-Cell ‘Antenna’ May be Key to Understanding Obesity

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:51pm
UCSF researchers have discovered that the brain’s ability to regulate body weight depends on a novel form of signaling in the brain’s “hunger circuit” via antenna-like structures on neurons called primary cilia.

Monthly Brain Cycles Predict Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:51pm
UCSF neurologists have discovered monthly cycles of brain activity linked to seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Pearl Toy: Bringing Music and Joy to the UCSF Community for 20 years

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:51pm
Pearl Toy, professor emeritus of Laboratory Medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine who worked on transfusion safety, believes scientists and musicians share goals and traits.

Charles Wilson, One of America’s Great Neurosurgical Pioneers, Dies at 88

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:29pm
Charles Wilson, MD, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and UCSF professor emeritus, who served as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery for nearly 30 years and founded the University’s Brain Tumor Research Center, has died. He was 88.

E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:13am
Adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are exposed to significant levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes, even when the e-cigarettes do not contain nicotine.

UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Accepting Applications for the Spring 2018 Cycle

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 6:24pm
The Resource Allocation Program (RAP), in partnership with many on-campus sources of research funding, facilitates the dissemination, submission, review and award of intramural research funding opportunities on campus.

Julie Ann Sosa Appointed As Chair of Surgery

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 6:24pm
UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge King, Jr. today announced the appointment of Julie Ann Sosa as the new chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery, effective April 1, 2018.

UCSF Health, Sonoma Valley Hospital Sign Affiliation Agreement

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:21pm
UCSF Health and Sonoma Valley Hospital have signed an affiliation agreement to create an integrated health care network that will serve the needs of Sonoma Valley residents

Study Points to Immune System’s Role in Neural Development

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:21pm
A new study shows that an immune signal named interleukin 33 plays a crucial role in allowing the brain to maintain the optimal number of synapses during the development of the central nervous system.

HIV Begins to Yield Secrets of How It Hides in Cells

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:01pm
UCSF scientists have uncovered new mechanisms by which HIV hides in infected cells, resting in a latent state that evades the body’s immune system and preventing antiviral drugs from flushing it out.

'Anxiety Cells' Identified in the Brain

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:01pm
For the first time, neuroscientists have identified “anxiety” cells deep inside the brain.

Brain’s Immune System May Be Key to Better Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:01pm
Anna Molofsky is researching how synapses pruning and formation occur normally during brain development in the hope of determining how subtle shifts in balance lead to neurodevelopmental disorders.

Genome Sequencing Uncovers Therapy for Rare Brain Tumor

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:24pm
New research led by David Solomon, an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at UCSF, provides much-needed targeted treatment options for patients whose tumors cannot be surgically removed.

Uniquely Human DNA Sequences Control Brain Development

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:24pm
Stretches of DNA that make us uniquely human are partly responsible for controlling neuron growth, according to new research from the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF.

Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:24pm
Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UCSF.

USAID Awards Global Malaria Contract to UCSF's Malaria Elimination Initiative and Partners

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:14pm
The MEI is part of a group of partners that has been awarded a new contract by USAID to support the President’s Malaria Initiative’s Advancing the Progress of Malaria Service Delivery project in 28 countries.