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Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion Within a Year if Just 1 Percent of Recipients Quit Smoking

Apr 12, 2019
Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year.

Living Transplant Donors Need Long-Term Monitoring, Too

Apr 12, 2019
Organ transplant recipients receive continual care as the end-stage treatment to their condition, attention also should be given to living donors, who can suffer from hypertension, diabetes and other disorders after donation.

Many Nurse Practitioners Cannot Provide Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction

Apr 10, 2019
At least six states with high opioid abuse rates also have strong work restrictions that hinder nurse practitioners in prescribing medication that can help treat the problem.

Cancer-Killing Combination Therapies Unveiled with New Drug-Screening Tool

Apr 10, 2019
UC San Francisco scientists have designed a large-scale screen that efficiently identifies drugs that are potent cancer-killers when combined, but only weakly effective when used alone.

UC Campuses Prepare for One-Day Labor Strike in April

Apr 6, 2019
The University of California is preparing for a one-day strike across the UC system on April 10. The UC system was notified of the strike by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union for its Service and Patient Care Technical Units (SX and EX). 

New Grant Program Supports Innovators at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

Apr 5, 2019
The fund, launched earlier this year, is a new grant-awarding program designed to spark novel ideas for solving everyday problems among the hospital’s faculty and staff.

Cancer Exports Molecular ‘Saboteurs’ to Remotely Disarm Immune System

Apr 5, 2019
UCSF researchers have identified a surprising phenomenon that may explain why many cancers don’t respond to immunotherapy drugs.

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Management Improved by Brain Scans

Apr 3, 2019
National study has found that a form of brain imaging that detects Alzheimer’s-related “plaques” significantly influenced clinical management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

Ron Vale Receives 2019 Gairdner Award for Pioneering Work on Molecular Motors

Apr 3, 2019
Vale was recognized for his landmark discovery of kinesin, a motor protein that transports molecular cargo along the cell’s internal highways and plays a crucial part in cell division.

UCSF Women Reflect on Gender, Work and Science

Mar 28, 2019
We spoke to UCSF women – scientists, clinicians, students, staff and alums – about their experiences with gender, science and success.

Had Enough Water? Brain's Thirst Centers Make a Gut Check

Mar 27, 2019
New UCSF study may have answered how your brain knows when you’ve had enough water.

'40 Under 40' Lists Honor Two UCSF Fundraisers

Mar 27, 2019
The San Francisco Business Times and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy honor two UCSF trailblazers in health care philanthropy: Jessica Jencek and Erin Hickey.

Talk on a Blood Test for Concussions Wins 2019 UCSF Grad Slam

Mar 27, 2019
Ten finalists competed in the fifth annual Grad Slam to inform and entertain with three-minute talks based on their own research.

Three Faculty Inducted Into American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Mar 26, 2019
Butte, Kortemme, and Link were inducted as fellows during the AIMBE annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2019.

Can Short-Term Stress Make the Body and Mind More Resilient? A New Study is Testing That Theory

Mar 23, 2019
UCSF scientists are testing how brief periods of controlled stress could protect the body from long-term stress.

UCSF-led Commission Sets Out Targets to Eliminate Tuberculosis Within a Generation

Mar 23, 2019
TB remains the leading infectious killer of our time, responsible for 1.6 million deaths worldwide in 2017, with drug-resistant forms of TB threatening control efforts in many parts of the world.

UCSF Wins 3 Regional CASE Awards for Excellence in Communications, Programs

Mar 22, 2019
The 2019 Awards of Excellence include gold, silver and bronze awards for UCSF.

Gene Therapy Shows Initial Promise for Parkinson’s Disease

Mar 21, 2019
A delicate operation that involved placing a gene into the brain was found to reduce the severity of motor symptoms in patients with moderately advanced Parkinson’s disease.

Kathy Giacomini Receives the 2019 Faculty Research Lecture Award in Translational Science

Mar 20, 2019
A UCSF faculty member since 1982, Giacomini is a world-renowned pharmacologist and leader in transporter biology and pharmacogenomics

Where HIV Treatment is Failing the Homeless in San Francisco, A New Clinic Steps In

Mar 19, 2019
It’s been decades since San Francisco was ground zero for the AIDS epidemic, but for one population, it still is.