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Drug Targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika Viruses Found in Lab Study

UCSF News Dec 14, 2018
Scientists identified key ways Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses hijack the body’s cells, and they found at least one potential drug that can disrupt this process in human cells.

Autism Risk-Factors Identified in ‘Dark Matter’ of Human Genome

UCSF News Dec 14, 2018
A multi-institute research team discovered tens of thousands of rare mutations in noncoding DNA sequences and assessed if these contribute to autism spectrum disorder.

CRISPR Joins Battle of the Bulge, Fights Obesity Without Edits to Genome

UCSF News Dec 14, 2018
A weighty new study shows that CRISPR therapies can cut fat without cutting DNA.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Named Among Nation’s Premier Hospitals in Annual Quality Survey

UCSF News Dec 6, 2018
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has been awarded a “2018 Top Hospitals” award by The Leapfrog Group, placing it among an elite group of hospitals that have achieved the highest levels of quality and safety.

Cell Phones Without Annual Plans Offer Limited Help to Homeless People

UCSF News Dec 6, 2018
Many older homeless adults have access to mobile phones, but they are usually basic phones, without annual contracts that let them keep stable numbers, and thus are only practical for one-way communication.

What’s So Controversial About the First Gene-Edited Babies? Experts Explain

UCSF News Dec 5, 2018
UCSF experts in gene editing and bioethics weigh in on the news of Chinese researcher He Jiankui’s announcement of the birth of the first babies who had their DNA edited as embryos.

Drug Wholesalers Drove Fentanyl’s Deadly Rise, Report Concludes

UCSF News Dec 5, 2018
Fentanyl most likely spread because of heroin and prescription pills shortages, and also because it was cheaper for drug wholesalers than heroin.

Measuring Newborns’ Weight Loss With Electronic Health Records to Give Babies a Healthy Start

UCSF News Dec 4, 2018
A new study is using electronic health records to guide management of newborn weight loss.

UCSF Celebrates 35 Years of HIV/AIDS Care at Ward 86

UCSF News Dec 1, 2018
Thirty-five years after its launch, Ward 86 continues to be a global leader in HIV care and has significantly influenced milestones in treatment and prevention.

Flexible Brain Electrodes Open New Frontiers for Neuroscience

UCSF News Dec 1, 2018
Scientists at UCSF have developed an innovative tool to peer into the secret life of brain. They hope to use the device to learn more about how memories form, and how past experiences influence decisions.

Ambulance Response Times Are Worse for Low-Income People

UCSF News Dec 1, 2018
A nationwide study of more than 63,000 cases of cardiac arrest found that ambulances on average took nearly four minutes longer to handle calls from low-income areas than high-income communities.

Brain Stimulation Relieves Depression Symptoms

UCSF News Nov 30, 2018
Patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex.

Cancer Researchers ID ‘Achilles Heel’ of Drug-Resistant Tumors

UCSF News Nov 27, 2018
UCSF scientists have figured out why some lung cancers become drug-resistant after initially responding to targeted therapies.

Classroom Friendships May Offset Effects of Punitive Parents

UCSF News Nov 21, 2018
Angry, threatening and highly critical parenting is more likely to result in children with defiant, noncompliant and revengeful behavior that spills over to adulthood and impacts relationships with all authority figures. 

Dementia Study First in a Series on Health Needs and Challenges of LGBTQ Seniors

UCSF News Nov 21, 2018
Nearly 25 percent of the LGBT adults aged 50 and older in a new study had subjective cognitive decline, a potential indicator of a future Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

New Method Of Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain For Some Cancer Survivors

UCSF News Nov 21, 2018
A UCSF surgeon is among a handful nationwide who are pioneering and studying the outcomes of a new approach to breast reconstruction.

Emotional Abuse May Be Linked with Menopause Misery

UCSF News Nov 20, 2018
UC San Francisco has identified another factor that may add to menopause torment: an emotionally abusive partner or spouse.

Researchers to Study Drivers of Asthma in Puerto Rico

UCSF News Nov 17, 2018
UC San Francisco, National Jewish Health and Centro de Neumología Pediátrica in Puerto Rico have been awarded nearly $10 million to address the root causes of asthma in children in Puerto Rico.

New ‘SLICE’ Tool Can Massively Expand Immune System’s Cancer-Fighting Repertoire

UCSF News Nov 16, 2018
UCSF researchers have devised a CRISPR-based system called SLICE, which will allow scientists to rapidly assess the function of each and every gene in “primary” immune cells.