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Media Advisory: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute’s (CHORI) 37th Annual Summer Student Research Program Concludes with Summer Student Symposium

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:34pm
Students who spent their summer doing laboratory and clinical research alongside BCHO doctors and CHORI scientists are presenting their research at a scientific symposium at CHORI on Friday, August 10.

Scooter Safety: UCSF Doctors to Track New Injuries

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:43pm
Researchers want to know how these new modes of transportation are affecting injuries in the city.

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

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:43pm
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

New Patient-Focused Curriculum Empowers Pharmacists to be Catalysts for Change

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 9:39am
Built on a foundation of scientific thinking, and one that exposes students to the latest questions in research and patient care, the School of Pharmacy’s new curriculum differentiates UCSF’s PharmD degree program from the growing number of programs nationwide.

UCSF Establishes UCSF Fresno as a ‘Branch Campus’ of the UCSF School of Medicine

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:35pm
UCSF School of Medicine is establishing a ‘branch campus’ at UCSF Fresno to lead a training program preparing students to address health needs of the region's diverse and underserved populations.

Hospital Quality Improves Over Time with EHRs, Study Finds

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:35pm
An examination of how the adoption of EHRs affected the quality of hospital care between 2008 and 2013 found that mortality rates fell as hospitals learned how to work with the technology.

Deadly Form of Advanced Prostate Cancer is Common, Calls for Distinct Treatment

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:35pm
Study of prostate cancer in 202 men, whose cancers had spread and were resistant to standard treatment, found that about 17 percent of these cancers belong to a deadlier subtype of metastatic prostate cancer.

Evolution of Melanoma Reveals Opportunities for Intervention

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 3:51pm
UCSF researchers have identified the sequence of genetic changes that transform benign moles to into malignant skin cancer.

Diabetes in Bay Area Chinese Population Linked to Fat Fibrosis

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:42pm
A new UC San Francisco study has discovered a key biological difference in how people of European and Chinese descent put on weight — a finding that could help explain why Asians often develop type 2 diabetes at a much lower body weight than Caucasians. 

UCSF Invests in Traffic Calming at 5th and Kirkham

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:41pm
UCSF is fully funding a traffic-calming effort at Fifth Avenue and Kirkham Street.

Margot Kushel Named Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:41pm
Margot Kushel has been announced as the new director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and Trauma Center.

UCSF Names New Leader for Real Estate

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:41pm
With a planning process underway to re-envision Parnassus Heights and a new hospital on the horizon, change to the spaces that support our learning, teaching, patient care, and research is going to be part of the UCSF experience for many years to come. A new leader is set to join UCSF in August to help manage these changes.

How CRISPR Tools are Unlocking New Ways to Fight Disease

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:41pm
The already famous CRISPR system allows scientists to edit faulty genes by cutting and replacing sections of DNA, but new and improved CRISPR techniques developed at UCSF have expanded CRISPR’s scalpel into a Swiss Army knife.

New Tool Crowdsources Human Intelligence for Biological Research

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 3:47pm
Scientists now have the ability to label cell parts in bright fluorescent colors, render tissue slices in high-definition photos and use video to monitor animal behavior down to the milliseconds.

1 in 3 Youth Who Break the Law Identify as LGBTQ 

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 9:30am
New study that examines sexual orientation, gender expression and mental health among young people who are involved in the justice system, but are not incarcerated.

New Form Of Wound Healing Revealed By Parasitic Gut Worms

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 9:30am
Experiments using parasitic worms in the mouse gut have revealed a surprising new form of wound repair, a finding that could help scientists develop ways to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.

Staying Safe in the Sun – A Dermatologist Helps Separate Facts from Hype

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 9:30am
Sun exposure can boost your mood, but it can also significantly boost your risk of skin cancer. Sarah Arron dispels myths around UV rays and gives you her best advice on skin protection.

Important Cancer-Tracking Registry to Locate at UCSF

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:30pm
The Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry, which has been at the forefront of cancer data collection throughout the region is moving its headquarters and management to UCSF.

Musical Improvisation in the Brain

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:34pm
Charles Limb, professor of otolaryngology at UCSF, has been fascinated for years by how artists produce unique, emotive, and coherent pieces of music with no sheet music or practice to guide them.

Researchers Find a New Way to Visualize Integrins

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:34pm
A collaboration between three labs at UCSF has resulted in an unprecedented look at a member of a vital and ubiquitous class of proteins called integrins.

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