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Gut's 'Taste Buds' Help School the Immune System in the Thymus

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UCSF researchers discovered fully formed gut and skin cells in the thymus, the organ responsible for training the T cells of the immune system not to attack the body’s own tissues.

Bruce Ovbiagele Appointed Associate Dean of the San Francisco VA Healthcare System

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:48pm
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of Bruce Ovbiagele as the new Associate Dean of the San Francisco VA Healthcare System.

Physician-Scientist Lloyd “Holly” Smith, ‘Heart of UCSF for Over Half a Century,’ Dies at 94

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:48pm
Lloyd Hollingsworth “Holly” Smith Jr., a visionary physician-scientist whose uncompromising quest for excellence over a career spanning half a century helped transform UCSF into the world-renowned health sciences university it is today, died peacefully at his home on June 18.

UCSF Receives Two New Properties in San Francisco as Gifts from Donors

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:48pm
UCSF has received two gifts of real estate properties that will ease the housing crunch for faculty and free up space for thriving clinical and academic programs at Mission Bay – supporting key University goals.

UCSF to Use Dignity Health Digital Platform to Increase Health Access

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:34pm
Dignity Health and UCSF Health are collaborating to develop a state-of-the-art digital engagement platform that will provide information and access to patients when and where they need it.

AIDS Walk San Francisco: Dedicated UCSF Community Joins 2018 Event

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:57pm
About 250 UCSF staff, faculty, students and supporters came out on a cold and foggy morning in Golden Gate Park to raise funds in the annual AIDS Walk San Francisco event.

Deaths from Cardiac Arrest Are Misclassified, Overestimated

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:57pm
Forty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half of the remainder are not arrhythmic – the only situation in which CPR and defibrillators are effective.

Electrically Stimulating the Brain May Restore Movement After Stroke

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:57pm
UCSF scientists have improved mobility in rats that had experienced debilitating strokes by using electrical stimulation to restore a distinctive pattern of brain cell activity associated with efficient movement.

Interim Associate Dean of Clinical and Academic Affairs at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Appointed

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:37pm
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King Jr. announced the appointment of Kelley Meade as the new Interim Associate Dean of Clinical and Academic Affairs at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland,

University Child Care Center at Mission Bay Officially Opens

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 1:11am
With the June 11 opening ceremony, the University Child Care Center at Mission Bay officially becomes the largest child care center in San Francisco.

Diabetes Added to High Risks for People with Severe Mental Illness

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 1:11am
People with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes, with even higher risks among patients who are African American or Hispanic, according to a new study led by UCSF. 

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Imaging Varies Widely, Study Finds

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 9:33am
Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF.

New Program Builds a Primary Care Workforce Tailored to Rural California

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 3:18am
With a new project – Rural Health Advanced Practice Training – the UCSF School of Nursing hopes to help fill gaps in health care by encouraging and training advanced practice nurses to work in rural settings.

UCSF Study Finds Simplified Systems Intervention Improves Blood Pressure Control in Safety-Net Settings

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:43pm
Study shows that a simplified intervention building on the hypertension treatment algorithm used in KP’s PHASE program can significantly improve rates of blood pressure control in the city’s safety net clinics.

T Cell Engineering Breakthrough Sidesteps Need for Viruses in Gene-Editing

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:03pm
In an achievement that has significant implications for research, medicine, and industry, UCSF scientists have genetically reprogrammed human immune cells without using viruses to insert DNA

Opioid Crisis: This Doctor’s Street-Level Views Could Change the Course of the Epidemic

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:03pm
A staggering 64,000 people in the United States died in 2016 from drug overdoses – and a study led by UCSF’s Daniel Ciccarone is aiming to get at the heart of of the problem, including by interviewing opioid users.

2018: A Drug Odyssey – The Epic Journey to Better Medicines

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:03pm
The journey from discovering and developing effective, precise medications to using them correctly and safely in patients is hardly fast and easy. Nor is it a straight shot. Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy are challenging the status quo every step of the way.

Frequent Use of the ER Fell After the Affordable Care Act

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:03pm
The odds of being a frequent user of California’s emergency departments dropped in the two years following the implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act in January 2014.

Binging, Purging and Fasting More Common in Overweight, Obese Young Adults

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:03pm
Young adults who are overweight or obese are twice as likely as their leaner peers to binge and purge, use laxatives or diuretics, or force themselves to vomit as a means of controlling their weight.

Startup Science: How the Idea for Synthetic Cells Took Silicon Valley By Storm

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:03pm
Silicon Valley is helping researchers like Wendell Lim move basic science breakthroughs into translational applications, making treatments available to patients faster than normally possible.