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$26 Million ‘Grand Challenge’ Project Will Probe Role of Inflammation in Cancer

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 2:25pm
UCSF's Thea Tlsty, PhD, is a winner of the “Grand Challenge” competition sponsored by Cancer Research UK. Her international team will receive $26 million to uncover how chronic inflammation causes cancer.

What You Should Know About This Year’s Flu

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 5:25pm
We invited infectious disease expert and clinician Charles Chiu to answer your questions about the flu.

Liver Transplants Doubles for Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:23am
Dtudy showed ongoing regional geographic variations in liver transplant rates for ALD patients, whose long-term survival rate is slightly lower than other liver transplant patients.

Decoding the Mystery of the Super-Ager

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 8:43pm
A growing number of researchers at UCSF and elsewhere have turned their attention to questions around why and how some people who age thrive and are more resilient than others.

Hackathon Garners Innovative Ideas to Address Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 8:43pm
More than two dozen scientists and researchers participated in the hackathon – a joint project of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences.

From Technology to Home Care, Researchers Plan for "Silver Tsunami"

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 2:21pm
Faculty from UCSF School of Nursing are leading research projects that examine the shortage of long-term care workers and other senior care issues.

New Nursing and Pharmacy Partnership Aims to Expand Access to Mental Health Care

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 2:21pm
The Dyad project will help address the shortage of mental health providers in California and support a team-based approach to clinical medicine.

Classroom Friendships May Offset Effects of Punitive Parents

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:21am
Angry, threatening and highly critical parenting is more likely to result in children with defiant, noncompliant and revengeful behavior that spills over to adulthood and impacts relationships with all authority figures. 

Dementia Study First in a Series on Health Needs and Challenges of LGBTQ Seniors

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:21am
Nearly 25 percent of the LGBT adults aged 50 and older in a new study had subjective cognitive decline, a potential indicator of a future Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

New Method Of Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain For Some Cancer Survivors

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:21am
A UCSF surgeon is among a handful nationwide who are pioneering and studying the outcomes of a new approach to breast reconstruction.

UC San Francisco Medical and Nursing Schools, San Francisco VA Health Care System Join National Clinician Scholars Program

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:39pm
UCSF is partnering with the National Clinician Scholars Program, an interdisciplinary research consortium for physicians and nurses, to drive innovation and improvements in health equity and health care.  

Prostate Cancer Disparities Greatest in Low-Risk Disease

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:39pm
Study, led by UCSF, raises intriguing questions about whether the biology of low-risk prostate cancer in black men is distinct from that of other ethnicities. 

UCSF in 2019: What Are You Watching For in Health and Science?

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:39pm
The health headlines of 2018 captured our attention and impacted our lives in myriad ways. So what's next in 2019, for UCSF and beyond? You tell us.

Slideshow: Seen Around Campus in 2018

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:39pm
Photos from across UCSF from 2018.

Most Popular Science Stories of 2018

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:39pm
From sensory processing disorder to how CRISPR is being explored to bring new treatments to patients, these are the stories that most engaged our readers in 2018.

Faculty Ideas Inspire Record-Breaking Year for UCSF’s Campaign

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:39pm
In the year since announcing an ambitious, $5 billion fundraising campaign, UCSF has seen record-breaking generosity from its supporters, inspired by faculty-led ideas to tackle some of the toughest problems in health and science.

$15M Benioff Gift Expands Children’s Mental Health Services in East Bay

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:39pm
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has received a $15 million gift from Lynne and Marc Benioff to address the acute shortage of mental health services for children and adolescents in Oakland and the East Bay, which reflects a nationwide shortage.

Sex Chromosomes Hold the Secret to Female Longevity

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:39pm
UCSF scientists have zeroed in on a possible genetic mechanism for the reason behind women outliving men phenomenon.

Beyond the Bullet: Wraparound Project is Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:39pm
Violence can become systemic and ignored in underserved communities. UCSF’s Wraparound Project is changing that case by case, helping those who have experienced traumatic violence to reshape their lives through financial relief, housing, trauma recovery, education and employment.

Depression, Anxiety May Take Same Toll on Health as Smoking and Obesity

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:39pm
Anxiety and depression may be leading predictors of conditions ranging from heart disease to headaches, having similar effects as long-established risk factors like smoking and obesity.