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New Drug Could Sustain Oxygen-Starved Hearts

33 min 31 sec ago
In new studies conducted at UCSF, a novel oxygen-delivery therapeutic restored the function of oxygen-starved heart tissue in an animal model of global hypoxia.

Researchers to Study Drivers of Asthma in Puerto Rico

3 hours 34 min ago
UC San Francisco, National Jewish Health and Centro de Neumología Pediátrica in Puerto Rico have been awarded nearly $10 million to address the root causes of asthma in children in Puerto Rico.

Gene Plays Critical Role in Noise-Induced Deafness

3 hours 34 min ago
UCSF researchers discovered a gene that plays an essential role in noise-induced deafness.

New ‘SLICE’ Tool Can Massively Expand Immune System’s Cancer-Fighting Repertoire

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 2:20pm
UCSF researchers have devised a CRISPR-based system called SLICE, which will allow scientists to rapidly assess the function of each and every gene in “primary” immune cells.

UCSF-led Consortium to Receive $3.45 Million from NFL to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:18am
The NFL has awarded more than $3.45 million to a UCSF-led research consortium tasked with identifying the causes, risk factors, biomarkers and prognoses for patients with TBI.

With Dangers of Everyday Concussions Revealed, Scientists Race to Find Solutions

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:18am
UCSF scientists are working to understand how concussions cause long-term cognitive damage – and how they might be treated.

Bringing Artificial Limbs to Patients Who Need Them

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:30pm
UCSF researchers are talking to patients about what they want in artificial limbs with the aim of improving and speeding the FDA approval process.

Can Video Games Improve the Health of Older Adults with Schizophrenia?

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:20am
Video games can offer a safe and easy way for a sedentary population to get started with exercise.

Saving Limbs and Toes From the Grip of Diabetes With Clinic’s New Approach

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:58pm
The loss of a toe or limb to diabetes is more common than many people realize – and it’s a tragic outcome that UCSF’s Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot Center is working to prevent.

Cognitive Decline After Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Might Be Prevented By Temporarily Shutting Down Immune Response

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:43am
Using a mouse model, researchers showed that a drug that temporarily suppresses a key component of the brain’s immune system can prevent radiation-associated cognitive decline.

Less Surveillance Needed for Simple Ovarian Cysts

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:43am
Study found that simple cysts are normal, extremely common and aren’t linked to a higher risk of ovarian cancer. As a result, unless they are symptomatic, simple cysts can be safely ignored.

From Labs to Science at AT&T Park, UCSF Builds New Experiences for 2018 Bay Area Science Festival

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:43am
Hands-on science at AT&T Park, visits to neuroscience labs and talks to engage Latinx youth in science are just a few of the many activities UCSF has planned for this year’s Bay Area Science Festival.

Adequate Consumption of ‘Longevity’ Vitamins Could Prolong Healthy Aging, Nutrition Scientist Says

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 9:01pm
New review of nutritional science argues most American diets are deficient in a key class of vitamins and minerals.

4 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2018

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 9:01pm
The UCSF faculty members are among the 75 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Blood Test ‘Biopsy’ for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 9:01pm
A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans.

New Software Will Improve Arrival Prediction Times for UCSF Shuttles

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 9:12pm
After working behind-the-scenes for the past six months to collect more accurate shuttle data, UCSF Transportation Services is reintroducing “Live Shuttle” to help update passengers with real-time estimates on arrivals and departures.

UCSF-Led Consortium Receives $26.2M to Develop Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 9:12pm
A UCSF-led consortium has received a $26.2 million award from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity to develop treatments for traumatic brain injury.

UCSF Prepares for Another 3-Day Labor Strike in October

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 9:12pm
The University of California has received notice from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Patient Care Technical Unit that it will hold a three-day strike across the UC system, beginning October 23, with other unions striking in sympathy.

Early Alzheimer’s Brain Pathology Linked to Psychiatric Symptoms

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 9:12pm
Researchers have shown that the earliest stages of the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease are linked to neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Five Winners Chosen in Great People Events Contest

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:53pm
UCSF has selected five winners for a contest that invited ideas for events that would build community and support wellbeing, engagement and inclusion.

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