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Researchers Launch Atlas of Developing Human Brain

UCSF News Dec 8, 2017
UCSF have taken the first step towards a comprehensive atlas of gene expression in cells across the developing human brain.

Christopher Hess Appointed As New Chair of Radiology

UCSF News Dec 6, 2017
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of Christopher Hess as the new chair of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

Improved Patient Services, Business Model with UCSF Dental Center Transformation

UCSF News Dec 6, 2017
UCSF’s Dental Center is in the midst of a transformation. Now operating as a fully integrated dental clinical enterprise, the center is setting a new bar for patient care and service in the world of oral health care.

New Genetic Models of Autism Point to Cellular Roots of Disease

UCSF News Dec 6, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have developed a new genetic model of autism, using neurons created in the lab from patients’ own skin cells.

Jennifer Arnett Named UCSF's Vice Chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations

UCSF News Dec 6, 2017
Jennifer P. Arnett, a primary architect of UCSF's recently announced $5 billion fundraising initiative, has been named Vice Chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations, effective January 1, 2018.

New Immunotherapy for Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer Targets Novel “Neoantigen”

UCSF News Dec 5, 2017
Children with an extremely deadly form of brain cancer might benefit from a new treatment that aims to direct an immune response against a mutant form of a protein found exclusively on cancer cells.

Biochemist Peter Walter Receives 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

UCSF News Dec 4, 2017
Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UCSF, has been named winner of a 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, for his research on a biological mechanism that normally protects cells, but can cause disease if not functioning properly.

San Francisco Moves Toward Zero New HIV Infections with Help from UCSF

UCSF News Dec 2, 2017
Much of San Francisco’s progress in fighting new HIV infections can likely be contributed to Getting to Zero – a citywide collaboration to end HIV transmission that was co-founded by UCSF.

UCSF to Share Startup Knowledge at 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

UCSF News Nov 29, 2017
Stephanie Marrus, director of the UCSF Entrepreneurship Center, is among 150 invited speakers at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

UC Issues Statement on Federal Tax Proposals

UCSF News Nov 28, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano, Student Regent Paul Monge and Student Regent-designate Devon Graves issued a statement about federal tax proposals moving through Congress.

Stress in Pregnancy Linked to Changes in Infant’s Nervous System, Less Smiling, Less Resilience

UCSF News Nov 23, 2017
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth.

Scientists Engineer Drug Delivery Device that Treats Glaucoma Directly Inside the Eye

UCSF News Nov 23, 2017
A tiny implant developed in the lab of Tejal Desai promises to simplify how glaucoma drugs are administered, making life easier for aging patients.

Department of Emergency Medicine Earns Prestigious Designation from World Health Organization

UCSF News Nov 23, 2017
The UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine has been designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma Care. It is the first such designation in the U.S.

3 UCSF Researchers Named 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

UCSF News Nov 22, 2017
Three UC San Francisco researchers have been selected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science and three other peer-reviewed journals.

Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

UCSF News Nov 22, 2017
The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry's interests.

Painless Dental Lasers Can Render Teeth Cavity-Resistant

UCSF News Nov 21, 2017
Today’s lasers are fine-tuned instruments that can safely and painlessly remove cavities and prevent cavities before they start.

As Genetic Testing Goes Mainstream, Clinics Emerge to Guide Patients Through Information

UCSF News Nov 21, 2017
UCSF is moving to make genetic testing a routine part of medical care, and one step in that direction is the opening of the Preventive Genomics Clinic.

Student Success Center Opens on Parnassus Campus

UCSF News Nov 21, 2017
UCSF has opened the Student Success Center, a thoughtfully designed, 3,000-square-foot space, bringing together under one roof a wide range of key student services.

Most Nursing Home Residents Eligible for Palliative Care

UCSF News Nov 21, 2017
Nearly 70 percent of nursing home residents are eligible for palliative care, but do not receive any corresponding support to provide relief from their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Scientists Conduct First-Ever Gene Editing Inside a Human

UCSF News Nov 17, 2017
For the first time, researchers have infused a person’s blood with gene-editing tools, aiming to treat his severe inherited disease.