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UNICEF 'Muted' on Tobacco Control for Children

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 4:12pm
The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children’s rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF’s focus on children’s rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced, according to previously secret documents uncovered by UCSF.

UCSF Prepares for 3-Day Strike Amid Labor Negotiations

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 4:12pm
UC San Francisco has received notice from several unions that they will strike or participate in sympathy strikes at UCSF and across the UC system beginning Monday, May 7, and ending Thursday, May 10.

How to Stay Engaged After Retirement from UCSF

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 4:12pm
If you are retiring now or in the coming years, you can make plans to stay engaged with UC San Francisco through the UCSF Retirees Association or the Emeriti Faculty Association.

UCSF Welcomes First In Utero Stem Cell Transplant Baby

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:21pm
An in utero stem cell transplant for a critically ill second-trimester fetus has led to the birth of an apparently healthy infant. The newborn is the first patient enrolled in the world’s first clinical trial using stem cells transplanted prior to birth.

Doctors Fail to Flag Concussion Patients for Critical Follow-Up

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:21pm
Nationwide study found that more than half of the patients diagnosed with concussion, may fall off the radar shortly after diagnosis, placing in jeopardy treatments for long-term effects.

Gut Bacteria Produce a Special Enzyme To Protect Us from Plant Toxins

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:19pm
A UCSF researcher is among scientists who discovered the specific bacterial enzyme found in the human gut that can render a common heart drug ineffective.

Risk of Preterm Birth Reliably Predicted by New Test

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:50am
Scientists at UCSF have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant.

Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:48am
Smoking cessation intervention for young adults conducted on Facebook found smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online program.

SF Mayor’s Proposal to Add $4.2M for HIV/AIDS Programs Would Support ‘Getting to Zero’ Effort

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:59pm
Mayor Mark Farrell announced $4.2 million in additional funds for HIV/AIDS programs in San Francisco.

Preventive Use of Common Antibiotic Reduces Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:59pm
Treating young children in Sub-Saharan Africa with azithromycin, a safe, inexpensive, and widely used antibiotic, significantly reduced deaths of children under five.

​​UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s State-of-the-Art Outpatient Center Makes Its Official Debut

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:55pm
With the addition of its new building, UCSF Benioff Oakland’s Outpatient Center becomes the largest pediatric specialty care center in the East Bay.

Fetal Immune System Rejects the Mother in Preterm Labor

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:55pm
A new study from UCSF shows preterm labor may sometimes happen when the fetal immune system “wakes up” too early and begins to reject the mother, causing the uterus to start contracting.

Zachary Knight Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:41am
In just the last few years, Zachary Knight’s research has upended textbook theories of hunger and thirst.

Challenges for Adoption of New Genetic Tests Outlined in New Research

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:51pm
Every day, on average, 10 new genetic tests become commercially available to help doctors and patients make more informed decisions about health care. Yet few doctors know how to navigate the tens of thousands of tests that populate the genetic testing marketplace, which prevents patients from benefiting from them.

North Coast Fires Sparked a Mental Health Crisis and UCSF Responded

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:47pm
Every Saturday, UCSF volunteers provide free, drop-in individual and group crisis counseling to all members of the Sonoma Valley community, with or without insurance or documentation.

Frances McDormand Headlines Performance that Sparks Dialogue on Sudden Death

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:47pm
Frances McDormand, David Strathairn and Marjolaine Goldsmith came to UCSF to read scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax – a 2,500-year-old tragedy about the suicide of a great warrior.