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UC San Francisco Medical and Nursing Schools, San Francisco VA Health Care System Join National Clinician Scholars Program

Jan 17, 2019
UCSF is partnering with the National Clinician Scholars Program, an interdisciplinary research consortium for physicians and nurses, to drive innovation and improvements in health equity and health care.  

Drug Hobbles Deadly Liver Cancer by Stifling Protein Production

Jan 15, 2019
In laboratory experiments, UCSF researchers successfully beat back the growth of aggressive liver cancers using a surprising new approach.

Life-Threatening Lung Disease Averted in Experimental Models

Jan 15, 2019
UCSF discovery that may lead to new treatments for people with IPF.

Ultra-Sturdy Bones, with a Surprising Origin, Suggest New Osteoporosis Approach

Jan 12, 2019
A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women’s bone density.

Calcium Specks May Help Detect Heart Disease in South Asians

Jan 12, 2019
Specks of calcium in the heart’s artery walls could be an important prognostic marker of early cardiovascular disease in South Asians and may help guide treatment in this population.

Henry Wachs, Award-Winning Creator of the UCSF Logo, Dies at 102

Jan 10, 2019
Henry Wachs, famed Bay Area graphic designer and creator of the original logo for UC San Francisco in the 1970s, died on Dec. 21. He was 102.

Radiation Dose in CT Scans Varies Due to Scanners’ Technical Settings

Jan 9, 2019
The amount of radiation that patients are exposed to from CT scans varies widely between institutions and countries, and is largely due to differences in the technical settings of the scanning machines.

Surprise Discovery Reveals Second Visual System in Mouse Cerebral Cortex

Jan 4, 2019
New study shows the post-rhinal cortex, appears to obtain visual data directly from an evolutionarily ancient sensory processing center at the base of the brain called the superior colliculus.

Gut Immune Cells Cut Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis

Jan 4, 2019
Researchers have discovered that the intestine is the source of immune cells that reduce brain inflammation in people with MS, and that increasing the number of these cells blocks inflammation entirely.

Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Alzheimer’s Disease in Brain Scans Six Years Before a Diagnosis

Jan 3, 2019
UCSF researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. The algorithm used PET scans – a common type of brain scan.

Sugar’s Sick Secrets: How Industry Forces Have Manipulated Science to Downplay the Harm

Dec 27, 2018
The sugar industry has driven decades of biased research that shirk sugar's responsibility for chronic disease. UCSF researchers are uncovering thousands of industry documents to combat this misinformation, and steer Americans away from what is becoming a growing health crisis.

Decoding the Mystery of the Super-Ager

Dec 22, 2018
A growing number of researchers at UCSF and elsewhere have turned their attention to questions around why and how some people who age thrive and are more resilient than others.

Hackathon Garners Innovative Ideas to Address Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Dec 22, 2018
More than two dozen scientists and researchers participated in the hackathon – a joint project of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences.

Prostate Cancer Disparities Greatest in Low-Risk Disease

Dec 19, 2018
Study, led by UCSF, raises intriguing questions about whether the biology of low-risk prostate cancer in black men is distinct from that of other ethnicities. 

UCSF in 2019: What Are You Watching For in Health and Science?

Dec 19, 2018
The health headlines of 2018 captured our attention and impacted our lives in myriad ways. So what's next in 2019, for UCSF and beyond? You tell us.

Slideshow: Seen Around Campus in 2018

Dec 19, 2018
Photos from across UCSF from 2018.

Most Popular Science Stories of 2018

Dec 19, 2018
From sensory processing disorder to how CRISPR is being explored to bring new treatments to patients, these are the stories that most engaged our readers in 2018.

Faculty Ideas Inspire Record-Breaking Year for UCSF’s Campaign

Dec 19, 2018
In the year since announcing an ambitious, $5 billion fundraising campaign, UCSF has seen record-breaking generosity from its supporters, inspired by faculty-led ideas to tackle some of the toughest problems in health and science.

$15M Benioff Gift Expands Children’s Mental Health Services in East Bay

Dec 18, 2018
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has received a $15 million gift from Lynne and Marc Benioff to address the acute shortage of mental health services for children and adolescents in Oakland and the East Bay, which reflects a nationwide shortage.

Sex Chromosomes Hold the Secret to Female Longevity

Dec 18, 2018
UCSF scientists have zeroed in on a possible genetic mechanism for the reason behind women outliving men phenomenon.