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Deaths from Cardiac Arrest Are Misclassified, Overestimated

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:29pm
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, 06/18/2018 - 9:29am
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.

UCSF Receives Toastmasters Recognition for Employee Engagement

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:29am
UCSF has been recognized by Toastmasters International for supporting its employees in developing their communication and leadership skills.

University Child Care Center at Mission Bay Officially Opens

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:50pm
With the June 11 opening ceremony, the University Child Care Center at Mission Bay officially becomes the largest child care center in San Francisco.

Women Sometimes Feel Regret After Electing to Freeze Their Eggs

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:50pm
Most women feel empowered by elective procedures that enable them to bank eggs in case they can’t conceive naturally later in life, but one in six become regretful.

Diabetes Added to High Risks for People with Severe Mental Illness

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:36am
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. 

Exceptional Alumni Honored with New Award Inspired by UCSF: The Campaign

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 9:40pm
The Alumni Association of UCSF has named 12 winners of the inaugural UCSF Campaign Alumni Awards to highlight the remarkable work of some of UCSF’s most illustrious alumni. Winners of the awards will be recognized during UCSF’s Alumni Weekend, June 1-2.

New Program Builds a Primary Care Workforce Tailored to Rural California

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:29pm
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.

Yanny Vs. Laurel: A Neuroscientist Weighs In

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:29pm
Matthew Leonard, who studies the neural basis of word representations, weighs in with a scientific perspective on the debate about “Laurel” versus “Yanny.”

Lyme Disease is On the Rise – An Expert Explains Why

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:24pm
Infectious disease expert Charles Chiu explains the rise in Lyme disease cases, better diagnostic tests on the horizon and what you need to know to protect yourself from infection.

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

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 7:01pm
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

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 7:01pm
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

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:57pm
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.

2018 Founders Day Awards Honor Public Service, Extraordinary Contributions

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:57pm
To recognize public service, exceptional service to UCSF and excellence in nursing, 11 faculty, staff and students were honored at this year’s UCSF Founders Day Awards.

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

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:55pm
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

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:55pm
Silicon Valley is helping researchers like Wendell Lim move basic science breakthroughs into translational applications, making treatments available to patients faster than normally possible.

The Crisis in Our City: Tackling San Francisco’s Dire Homelessness Problem

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:55pm
Matthew State, chair of UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry, is playing a key role in an ambitious effort to tackle San Francisco’s dire homelessness problem. He answers some tough questions about the challenge.

UCSF Kicks Off Celebration of 35 Years of HIV/AIDS Care with AIDS Walk San Francisco

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 6:23pm
The UCSF community is participating in this year’s AIDS Walk San Francisco, which raises funds to benefit dozens of AIDS organizations in the Bay Area.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Holds Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic on Saturday

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 1:17am
The UCSF Department of Dermatology is holding its annual free skin cancer screening clinic for the public.

Body’s 'Natural Opioids' Affect Brain Cells Much Differently than Morphine

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 1:17am
Study led by UCSF scientists shows that brain cells react differently to opioid substances created inside the body than they do to purely synthetic opioid drugs.