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NIH Funds UCSF-led Initiative to Chart a Course Toward New Psychiatric Drugs

Sep 6, 2018
Researchers at UCSF and the Gladstone Institutes have received an $18 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch the Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative.

Pediatric Device Consortium Celebrates Future Innovations with $6.7M FDA Grant

Sep 5, 2018
Thanks to a $6.7 million grant, the newly named UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium can focus on the development of revolutionary, low-cost gadgets to diagnose and cure pediatric health conditions.

New Generation Health Center Celebrates Opening at New Location

Aug 31, 2018
Thanks to a strong partnership as well as the philanthropy of many donors, the New Generation Health Center is opening its doors at the Homeless Prenatal Program to ensure San Francisco residents receive critical reproductive health care for years to come.

As the Keto Diet Gains Popularity, Scientists Explain What We Do and Don’t Know

Aug 30, 2018
As the low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic, or “keto,” diet becomes more popular, scientists at UCSF are among those working to study its potential health benefits and risks.

Tailored Drug Cocktails Offer Hope to Kids with Aggressive Brain Tumors

Aug 30, 2018
By creating a tailored drug cocktail that matches the mutations of a brain tumor, a new precision medicine approach may move the needle for children with high-grade gliomas.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals will ‘Be Gold’ in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Aug 30, 2018
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are part of a nationwide campaign to shine a spotlight on childhood cancer during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September—with the color gold as the campaign’s symbol.

Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Women Linked to Poor Results

Aug 30, 2018
UCSF researchers found that 58 percent of women who resided in a nursing home for more than 90 days before breast cancer surgery experienced significant functional decline one year after surgery.

Transgender-Positive Approach Overdue in Acute Care

Aug 28, 2018
Fears of insensitive questioning, withdrawal from hormone treatment and the use of a patient’s legal name, rather than chosen name, may drive many transgender people away from acute care facilities, including emergency departments, urgent care and inpatient treatment, according to an analysis by UCSF doctors.

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