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Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Women Linked to Poor Results

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 7:06pm
UCSF researchers found that 58 percent of women who resided in a nursing home for more than 90 days before breast cancer surgery experienced significant functional decline one year after surgery.

New Tool Crowdsources Human Intelligence for Biological Research

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 7:06pm
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.

Tailored Drug Cocktails Offer Hope to Kids with Aggressive Brain Tumors

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 3:50pm
By creating a tailored drug cocktail that matches the mutations of a brain tumor, a new precision medicine approach may move the needle for children with high-grade gliomas.

As the Keto Diet Gains Popularity, Scientists Explain What We Do and Don’t Know

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:49pm
As the low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic, or “keto,” diet becomes more popular, scientists at UCSF are among those working to study its potential health benefits and risks.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals will ‘Be Gold’ in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:49pm
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are part of a nationwide campaign to shine a spotlight on childhood cancer during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September—with the color gold as the campaign’s symbol.

1 in 3 Youth Who Break the Law Identify as LGBTQ 

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:49pm
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.

Important Cancer-Tracking Registry to Locate at UCSF

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:49pm
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

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:49pm
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

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:49pm
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.

Trying to Quit Smoking? E-Cigarettes Add Health Risks Rather Than Help

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:49pm
A new study by researchers at UCSF found that cigarette users do not benefit from the added use of e-cigarettes, with no reduction in cigarettes smoked or health risks.