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Novel Nutrition Bar Improves Asthma Symptoms in Obese Teens

Jul 20, 2018
A pilot clinical trial by CHORI researchers has found that targeted nutrient therapy can improve lung function in obese individuals with asthma, without requiring weight loss

CRISPR-Based Tool Maps Gene Function in Human Cells

Jul 20, 2018
UCSF scientists have used a high-throughput CRISPR-based technique to rapidly map the functions of nearly 500 genes in human cells, many of them never before studied in detail.

Genomic Landscape of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Unveiled in New Study

Jul 20, 2018
A comprehensive genetic analysis of metastatic prostate cancer has, for the first time, revealed a number of major ways in which abnormal alterations of the genome propel this aggressive form of the disease.

Altruistic Viruses? Phages Fight Back Against CRISPR Defenses In Bacteria

Jul 20, 2018
Although CRISPR has made headlines as a powerful system for editing genes, it actually evolved as way for bacteria to defend themselves against infection by viruses.

Gut's 'Taste Buds' Help School the Immune System in the Thymus

Jul 19, 2018
UCSF researchers discovered fully formed gut and skin cells in the thymus, the organ responsible for training the T cells of the immune system not to attack the body’s own tissues.

Bruce Ovbiagele Appointed Associate Dean of the San Francisco VA Healthcare System

Jul 18, 2018
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of Bruce Ovbiagele as the new Associate Dean of the San Francisco VA Healthcare System.

UCSF to Use Dignity Health Digital Platform to Increase Health Access

Jul 18, 2018
Dignity Health and UCSF Health are collaborating to develop a state-of-the-art digital engagement platform that will provide information and access to patients when and where they need it.

AIDS Walk San Francisco: Dedicated UCSF Community Joins 2018 Event

Jul 17, 2018
About 250 UCSF staff, faculty, students and supporters came out on a cold and foggy morning in Golden Gate Park to raise funds in the annual AIDS Walk San Francisco event.

Interim Associate Dean of Clinical and Academic Affairs at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Appointed

Jul 17, 2018
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King Jr. announced the appointment of Kelley Meade as the new Interim Associate Dean of Clinical and Academic Affairs at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland,

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Imaging Varies Widely, Study Finds

Jul 14, 2018
Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF.

UCSF Study Finds Simplified Systems Intervention Improves Blood Pressure Control in Safety-Net Settings

Jul 13, 2018
Study shows that a simplified intervention building on the hypertension treatment algorithm used in KP’s PHASE program can significantly improve rates of blood pressure control in the city’s safety net clinics.

T Cell Engineering Breakthrough Sidesteps Need for Viruses in Gene-Editing

Jul 11, 2018
In an achievement that has significant implications for research, medicine, and industry, UCSF scientists have genetically reprogrammed human immune cells without using viruses to insert DNA

UCSF Establishes UCSF Fresno as a ‘Branch Campus’ of the UCSF School of Medicine

Jul 10, 2018
UCSF School of Medicine is establishing a ‘branch campus’ at UCSF Fresno to lead a training program preparing students to address health needs of the region's diverse and underserved populations.

Hospital Quality Improves Over Time with EHRs, Study Finds

Jul 10, 2018
An examination of how the adoption of EHRs affected the quality of hospital care between 2008 and 2013 found that mortality rates fell as hospitals learned how to work with the technology.

Deadly Form of Advanced Prostate Cancer is Common, Calls for Distinct Treatment

Jul 10, 2018
Study of prostate cancer in 202 men, whose cancers had spread and were resistant to standard treatment, found that about 17 % of these cancers belong to a deadlier subtype of metastatic prostate cancer.

Evolution of Melanoma Reveals Opportunities for Intervention

Jul 9, 2018
UCSF researchers have identified the sequence of genetic changes that transform benign moles to into malignant skin cancer.

Margot Kushel Named Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

Jul 7, 2018
Margot Kushel has been announced as the new director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and Trauma Center.

UCSF Names New Leader for Real Estate

Jul 7, 2018
With a planning process underway to re-envision Parnassus Heights and a new hospital on the horizon, change to the spaces that support our learning, teaching, patient care, and research is going to be part of the UCSF experience for many years to come. A new leader is set to join UCSF in August to help manage these changes.

How CRISPR Tools are Unlocking New Ways to Fight Disease

Jul 6, 2018
The already famous CRISPR system allows scientists to edit faulty genes by cutting and replacing sections of DNA, but new and improved CRISPR techniques developed at UCSF have expanded CRISPR’s scalpel into a Swiss Army knife.

New Form Of Wound Healing Revealed By Parasitic Gut Worms

Jul 4, 2018
Experiments using parasitic worms in the mouse gut have revealed a surprising new form of wound repair, a finding that could help scientists develop ways to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.

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