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Cognitive Benefits of 'Young Blood' Linked to Brain Protein in Mice

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Loss of an enzyme that modifies gene activity to promote brain regeneration may be partly responsible for age-related cognitive decline, according to new research in laboratory mice by UCSF.

Former Chief Campus Counsel Marcia Canning, UC Stalwart for More Than Three Decades, Dies

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Marcia J. Canning, UCSF’s former chief campus counsel, who bolstered the University’s legal services program and served more than three decades in the University of California system, has died. She was 69.

Byers Distinguished Professorship Awarded to Wendell Lim, Chair of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

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UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood announced Wednesday that Brook and Shawn Byers have established the Byers Distinguished Professorship, which will be awarded to Wendell Lim.

Bo Huang Delivers 2018 Byers Award Lecture on Boundary-Pushing Microscopy

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Huang highlighted the microscopy work in his lab that has enabled a clearer understanding of the function of cells and the processes that underlie disease.

Cavity Prevention Approach Effectively Reduces Tooth Decay

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A scientifically based approach that includes a tooth-decay risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and conservative restorations can dramatically reduce decay in community dental practices.

Social Interactions Override Genetics When Birds Learn New Songs

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UCSF research finds that although young male songbirds are genetically predisposed to sound like their fathers, enriched early experience with a foster-father can overcome this genetic destiny.

Food 4 UCSF Students App Helps Students Thrive

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A new app allows UCSF students to be notified when there is leftover food from an event – providing food for students and reducing waste.

Diversity Champions Honored with 2017 Chancellor Diversity Awards

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UCSF’s 2017 Chancellor Diversity Awards honored 13 individuals who are leaders, activists and pioneers in the fields and communities that they serve for their work toward advancing equity and inclusion.

Why the Flu Season is So Bad This Year

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:43am
UCSF’s Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, an expert in infectious diseases, answered some questions about this year’s flu season.

Amy Murtha Appointed Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:43am
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of Amy P. Murtha as new chair of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, effective May 1, 2018.

Time for Joy: Stopping a Rare Disease In a New Genomic Era

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:43am
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) if undetected can be lethal by the time a child turns 1 year old. UCSF researchers created a screening test for SCID, which impacts Navajo families at a far higher rate than the rest of the population.

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Devastating Fall, A Climb Back to Health

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:43am
Millions of people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year, but there remains no effective treatment.

Hip Hop Meets Health in a Campaign Against Type 2 Diabetes

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:10am
CVP and Youth Speaks, are releasing four new spoken word videos as part of a health campaign to end type 2 diabetes in youth and young adults.

UCSF Alum Among 5 UC Entrepreneurs Chosen to Pitch at Global Venture Summit

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:10am
The University of California announced the five finalists of its new “I am a UC Entrepreneur” contest for alumni.

UC President Napolitano Talks About Moral Leadership During School of Medicine Retreat

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:10am
UC President Janet Napolitano kicked off the annual School of Medicine Leadership retreat in a conversation with Dean Talmadge E. King Jr., MD, dean of the School of Medicine.

DNA Annotations Predict Patient Outcomes in Childhood Leukemia

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:10am
UCSF physician-scientists have developed a test that can predict how patients with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia will respond to treatment.

Simple Tool May Expedite Transplants in Kids with Kidney Failure

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:10am
An easy-to-use tool to predict the likelihood of a child with kidney disease progressing to kidney failure has a high degree of accuracy.

Cancer-Killing Virus Acts by Alerting Immune System

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:43pm
A new UCSF study has shown that a cancer-killing (“oncolytic”) virus currently in clinical trials may function as a cancer vaccine.

Marijuana Should Be Packaged, Regulated Following Tobacco Control Best Practices

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 9:43am
California should take an assertive approach to cannabis labeling, packaging and product formulation, according to a new UCSF study.

Current PSA Monitoring Ignores Risk to Some Prostate Cancer Survivors

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 6:22pm
In older men who survived low-risk cancer and have limited life expectancy, frequent PSA screenings may do more harm than good

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