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With Dangers of Everyday Concussions Revealed, Scientists Race to Find Solutions

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:18am
UCSF scientists are working to understand how concussions cause long-term cognitive damage – and how they might be treated.

Bringing Artificial Limbs to Patients Who Need Them

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:30pm
UCSF researchers are talking to patients about what they want in artificial limbs with the aim of improving and speeding the FDA approval process.

Can Video Games Improve the Health of Older Adults with Schizophrenia?

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:20am
Video games can offer a safe and easy way for a sedentary population to get started with exercise.

Saving Limbs and Toes From the Grip of Diabetes With Clinic’s New Approach

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:58pm
The loss of a toe or limb to diabetes is more common than many people realize – and it’s a tragic outcome that UCSF’s Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot Center is working to prevent.

Cognitive Decline After Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Might Be Prevented By Temporarily Shutting Down Immune Response

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:43am
Using a mouse model, researchers showed that a drug that temporarily suppresses a key component of the brain’s immune system can prevent radiation-associated cognitive decline.

Less Surveillance Needed for Simple Ovarian Cysts

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:43am
Study found that simple cysts are normal, extremely common and aren’t linked to a higher risk of ovarian cancer. As a result, unless they are symptomatic, simple cysts can be safely ignored.

From Labs to Science at AT&T Park, UCSF Builds New Experiences for 2018 Bay Area Science Festival

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:43am
Hands-on science at AT&T Park, visits to neuroscience labs and talks to engage Latinx youth in science are just a few of the many activities UCSF has planned for this year’s Bay Area Science Festival.

Adequate Consumption of ‘Longevity’ Vitamins Could Prolong Healthy Aging, Nutrition Scientist Says

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 9:01pm
New review of nutritional science argues most American diets are deficient in a key class of vitamins and minerals.

4 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2018

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 9:01pm
The UCSF faculty members are among the 75 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Blood Test ‘Biopsy’ for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 9:01pm
A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans.