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UCSF-led Consortium to Receive $3.45 Million from NFL to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

Nov 16, 2018
The NFL has awarded more than $3.45 million to a UCSF-led research consortium tasked with identifying the causes, risk factors, biomarkers and prognoses for patients with TBI.

Bringing Artificial Limbs to Patients Who Need Them

Nov 15, 2018
UCSF researchers are talking to patients about what they want in artificial limbs with the aim of improving and speeding the FDA approval process.

Can Video Games Improve the Health of Older Adults with Schizophrenia?

Nov 15, 2018
Video games can offer a safe and easy way for a sedentary population to get started with exercise.

Saving Limbs and Toes From the Grip of Diabetes With Clinic’s New Approach

Nov 14, 2018
The loss of a toe or limb to diabetes is more common than many people realize – and it’s a tragic outcome that UCSF’s Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot Center is working to prevent.

Cognitive Decline After Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Might Be Prevented By Temporarily Shutting Down Immune Response

Nov 14, 2018
Using a mouse model, researchers showed that a drug that temporarily suppresses a key component of the brain’s immune system can prevent radiation-associated cognitive decline.

Less Surveillance Needed for Simple Ovarian Cysts

Nov 14, 2018
Study found that simple cysts are normal, extremely common and aren’t linked to a higher risk of ovarian cancer. As a result, unless they are symptomatic, simple cysts can be safely ignored.

New Software Will Improve Arrival Prediction Times for UCSF Shuttles

Nov 10, 2018
After working behind-the-scenes for the past six months to collect more accurate shuttle data, UCSF Transportation Services is reintroducing “Live Shuttle” to help update passengers with real-time estimates on arrivals and departures.

Five Winners Chosen in Great People Events Contest

Nov 10, 2018
UCSF has selected five winners for a contest that invited ideas for events that would build community and support wellbeing, engagement and inclusion.

Alzheimer’s and Cardiovascular Disease Share Common Genetics in Some Patients

Nov 10, 2018
Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease.

Community Choirs Reduce Loneliness and Increase Interest in Life for Older Adults

Nov 10, 2018
An innovative San Francisco program of community choirs for older adults found that singing in a choir reduced loneliness and increased interest in life, but did not improve cognition or physical function.

2018 UCSF Medals Honor Luminaries in Health and Science

Nov 9, 2018
Three UCSF Medals – the University’s highest honor – have been bestowed to pioneers in women’s health equity and pharmaceutical science, as well as a nationally renowned health care and policy leader.

2018 UCSF Medals Honor Luminaries in Health and Science

Nov 9, 2018
UCSF awards three UCSF Medals – the University’s highest honor – to pioneers in women’s health equity and pharmaceutical science, as well as a nationally renowned health care and policy leader.

UC Issues Statement on 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on DACA

Nov 9, 2018
The University of California issued a statement about the decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that keeps in place the injunction preventing the Department of Homeland Security from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Brain Signature of Depressed Mood Unveiled in New Study

Nov 9, 2018
New research from UCSF has identified a common pattern of brain activity that may be behind feelings of low mood, particularly in people who have a tendency towards anxiety.

To Better Treat COPD, Scientists Look to Tailored Approaches for Deadly Lung Disease

Nov 9, 2018
To develop novel therapies to treat specific subtypes of COPD, and potentially even to reverse some of the symptoms, scientists at UCSF are taking a precision medicine approach to the disease.

‘Orphan’ RNAs Make Cancer Deadlier, But Potentially Easier to Diagnose

Nov 8, 2018
UCSF demonstrates that cancer is a clever engineer, capable of constructing entirely new disease-promoting networks out of raw materials readily available in the cell.

UCSF Celebrates Commitment to Community, Diversity in Year Marked by Solid Financial Performance

Nov 7, 2018
2018 State of the University address to UC San Francisco’s initiatives in the local community and efforts to increase diversity and inclusion.

2018 Bay Area Science Festival Culminates in Discovery Day at AT&T Park

Nov 7, 2018
From exploring the brain with virtual reality to learning about hearing, UCSF brought science to AT&T ballpark for the annual Discovery Day, which caps the Bay Area Science Festival.

With Disease Agnostic Approach, QBI is Accelerating Ambitious Science

Nov 6, 2018
The Quantitative Biosciences Institute attracts investigators on the basis of the tools and techniques they employ, rather than the diseases they study.

Pulmonary TB Can Be Cured with Shorter Treatment, Study Finds

Nov 6, 2018
Almost half of the nearly 10 million patients with active tuberculosis each year could potentially be cured with significantly shorter treatments than current guidelines recommend.

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