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Deaths from Cardiac Arrest Are Misclassified, Overestimated

UCSF News Jun 19, 2018
Forty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half of the remainder are not arrhythmic – the only situation in which CPR and defibrillators are effective.

Electrically Stimulating the Brain May Restore Movement After Stroke

UCSF News Jun 19, 2018
UCSF scientists have improved mobility in rats that had experienced debilitating strokes by using electrical stimulation to restore a distinctive pattern of brain cell activity associated with efficient movement.

University Child Care Center at Mission Bay Officially Opens

UCSF News Jun 16, 2018
With the June 11 opening ceremony, the University Child Care Center at Mission Bay officially becomes the largest child care center in San Francisco.

Diabetes Added to High Risks for People with Severe Mental Illness

UCSF News Jun 16, 2018
People with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes, with even higher risks among patients who are African American or Hispanic, according to a new study led by UCSF. 

New Program Builds a Primary Care Workforce Tailored to Rural California

UCSF News Jun 15, 2018
With a new project – Rural Health Advanced Practice Training – the UCSF School of Nursing hopes to help fill gaps in health care by encouraging and training advanced practice nurses to work in rural settings.

Opioid Crisis: This Doctor’s Street-Level Views Could Change the Course of the Epidemic

UCSF News Jun 13, 2018
A staggering 64,000 people in the United States died in 2016 from drug overdoses – and a study led by UCSF’s Daniel Ciccarone is aiming to get at the heart of of the problem, including by interviewing opioid users.

2018: A Drug Odyssey – The Epic Journey to Better Medicines

UCSF News Jun 13, 2018
The journey from discovering and developing effective, precise medications to using them correctly and safely in patients is hardly fast and easy. Nor is it a straight shot. Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy are challenging the status quo every step of the way.

Frequent Use of the ER Fell After the Affordable Care Act

UCSF News Jun 13, 2018
The odds of being a frequent user of California’s emergency departments dropped in the two years following the implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act in January 2014.

Binging, Purging and Fasting More Common in Overweight, Obese Young Adults

UCSF News Jun 13, 2018
Young adults who are overweight or obese are twice as likely as their leaner peers to binge and purge, use laxatives or diuretics, or force themselves to vomit as a means of controlling their weight.

Startup Science: How the Idea for Synthetic Cells Took Silicon Valley By Storm

UCSF News Jun 13, 2018
Silicon Valley is helping researchers like Wendell Lim move basic science breakthroughs into translational applications, making treatments available to patients faster than normally possible.

The Crisis in Our City: Tackling San Francisco’s Dire Homelessness Problem

UCSF News Jun 13, 2018
Matthew State, chair of UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry, is playing a key role in an ambitious effort to tackle San Francisco’s dire homelessness problem. He answers some tough questions about the challenge.

UCSF Kicks Off Celebration of 35 Years of HIV/AIDS Care with AIDS Walk San Francisco

UCSF News Jun 12, 2018
The UCSF community is participating in this year’s AIDS Walk San Francisco, which raises funds to benefit dozens of AIDS organizations in the Bay Area.

Study Reveals Brain Activity Patterns Underlying Fluent Speech

UCSF News Jun 1, 2018
The new research reveals that the brain’s speech centers are organized more according to the physical needs of the vocal tract as it produces speech than by how the speech sounds.

Electric ‘Sixth Sense’ Evolved Differently in Sharks and Skates

UCSF News Jun 1, 2018
UCSF researchers have discovered that shark and skate electrosensory systems have distinct specializations that match how the animals use their electrical sense in the wild.

Synthetic ‘Tissues’ Build Themselves

UCSF News Jun 1, 2018
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to program groups of individual cells to self-organize into multi-layered structures reminiscent of simple organisms or the first stages of embryonic development. 

UCSF Welcomes First In Utero Stem Cell Transplant Baby

UCSF News May 26, 2018
An in utero stem cell transplant for a critically ill second-trimester fetus has led to the birth of an apparently healthy infant. The newborn is the first patient enrolled in the world’s first clinical trial using stem cells transplanted prior to birth.

Doctors Fail to Flag Concussion Patients for Critical Follow-Up

UCSF News May 26, 2018
Nationwide study found that more than half of the patients diagnosed with concussion, may fall off the radar shortly after diagnosis, placing in jeopardy treatments for long-term effects.

Gut Bacteria Produce a Special Enzyme To Protect Us from Plant Toxins

UCSF News May 25, 2018
A UCSF researcher is among scientists who discovered the specific bacterial enzyme found in the human gut that can render a common heart drug ineffective.

Risk of Preterm Birth Reliably Predicted by New Test

UCSF News May 25, 2018
Scientists at UCSF have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant.

Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking

UCSF News May 25, 2018
Smoking cessation intervention for young adults conducted on Facebook found smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online program.

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