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Sowing Stem Cells: Lab-Grown Organoids Hold Promise for Patient Treatments

Jun 7, 2017
Organoids serve as dioramas of disease, allowing UCSF scientists to understand how and why problems occur during tissue development. It's also a small step toward the creation of full-sized organs we could use for transplant.

UCSF Studies Ambulance Diversion by Race, Health Care for Released Prisoners in Special Journal Issue

Jun 6, 2017
Black heart attack patients suffer higher mortality rates than white patients when ambulances are diverted because hospital emergency rooms are too busy to receive new patients.

Chronic Pain Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Study of Older Adults

Jun 6, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later.

New Treatments and Care for Cancer

Jun 3, 2017
Cancer specialists from UC San Francisco will present new findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s largest clinical cancer research meeting.

Soaring Medical Costs from Bicycle Accidents

Jun 2, 2017
Bicycle use has skyrocketed in popularity, but it’s also led to more accidents, with medical costs from non-fatal bike crashes climbing steadily by $789 million annually, according to a new study by UCSF.

Research Reveals How RNA Gums Up Cell Nucleus in Huntington’s, Other Neurodegenerative Disorders

Jun 2, 2017
UCSF researchers have drawn a link between genetic abnormalities in neurodegenerative diseases and the formation of RNA foci, work the scientists said may open avenues to the development of new drug treatments.

UCSF Rallies Community to Raise $200K in AIDS Walk San Francisco

May 30, 2017
With more than 10 teams already formed, UCSF is looking to beat last year’s fundraising total by raising $200,000 in AIDS Walk San Francisco.

Catherine Lucey Appointed as Executive Vice Dean for School of Medicine

May 27, 2017
Catherine Lucey has been appointed as Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine. She will continue to serve in her important role as Vice Dean for Education.

Barbara Koenig: Expanding the Reach of the Bioethics Program at UCSF

May 26, 2017
Barbara Koenig, the director of the UCSF Bioethics Program, brings years of professional experience as a national expert in medical ethics.

New Hair Growth Mechanism Discovered

May 26, 2017
In experiments in mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells, directly trigger stem cells in the skin to promote healthy hair growth.

Keith Yamamoto Honored for Work in Precision Medicine

May 25, 2017
The Precision Medicine World Conference has named Keith Yamamoto a 2017 recipient of the Luminary Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals who have advanced precision medicine.

UC President Janet Napolitano Issues Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Fiscal 2018 Budget

May 24, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement about President Trumps' proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.

Ron Vale Receives 2017 Shaw Prize for Motor Protein Discoveries

May 24, 2017
Ronald Vale, professor and vice chair of cellular and molecular pharmacology at UCSF, is a winner of the 2017 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for his seminal research on motor proteins, molecular machines that perform functions crucial to life.

UCSF to Expand Child Care at New Location at Mission Bay

May 23, 2017
UCSF is moving and expanding its current University Child Care Center at Mission Bay to welcome more families to participate in on-site child care near their workplace.

UCSF Police Seeks Public Comment in Reaccreditation Process

May 23, 2017
The UCSF Police Department is undergoing re-accreditation, a voluntary process renewed every three years to demonstrate its compliance with national best practices.

New Head Librarian Will Lead UCSF Library into the Future

May 23, 2017
UCSF has hired Christopher Shaffer as university librarian and assistant vice chancellor.

UCSF Health Launches Campaign to Reinforce Inclusiveness, Safety for Patients

May 23, 2017
UCSF Health is rolling out a campaign to underscore the health system’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The campaign was initiated amid recent concerns about potential discrimination or immigration issues that have arisen among patients and their families, as well as staff.

UC Regents Approve Building Plans for 3 Projects in Mission Bay, Dogpatch

May 20, 2017
The UC Board of Regents have approved plans for three new UCSF building projects, including a new neuroscience building on the Mission Bay campus as well as a new psychiatry building and student housing in the nearby Dogpatch neighborhood.

User-Friendly Decision-Making Tools Help Older Adults Make Choices for Future Medical Care

May 18, 2017
A user-friendly website and advance directive form given directly to patients can be highly effective in empowering older adults to plan for their future medical care.

When Women Are Fully Informed about Pelvic Exams, Desire for the Exam Plummets

May 18, 2017
Providing healthy women with information about pelvic examinations, including a professional society’s strong recommendation against them, substantially decreases the patients’ desire for the exam.

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