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Scalp Cooling Can Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Retain Hair

Feb 15, 2017
Scalp cooling can lessen some chemotherapy-induced hair loss

UCSF Remains Top Public University in Fundraising for 2016

Feb 14, 2017
UCSF for the second year straight has raised the most in private contributions of any public U.S. university, with $595.9 million.

Mayor Signs Legislation Allowing New UCSF Research Building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Feb 14, 2017
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined physicians, researchers and patients Monday for the signing of an ordinance that will allow UCSF to proceed with construction of a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Human Brain ‘Organoids’ Offer New Insight into Rare Developmental Disease

Feb 10, 2017
Research uses brain “organoids” — tiny 3D models of human organs that scientists grow in a dish to study disease — to identify root causes of MDS, a rare genetic disorder that causes fatal brain malformations.

UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Accepting Applications for the Spring 2017 Cycle

Feb 9, 2017
UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program, which offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural funding opportunities, is now inviting applications for the Spring 2017 cycle.

UCSF Convenes Town Hall to Hear Concerns on Immigration Executive Order

Feb 9, 2017
While President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration faces legal challenges in the courts, UCSF is offering members of the University community support wherever it’s needed, officials said at a town hall meeting on Feb. 3.

UC Regents Approve Budget, Design for Block 33 Building at Mission Bay

Feb 9, 2017
UCSF’s new building at Mission Bay to house desktop research, administrative space, and a new Center for Vision Neurosciences with ophthalmology clinics and academic space recently received approval from the UC Regents.

Fujimori Delivers 2017 Byers Award Lecture on Tackling Antibiotic Resistance

Feb 8, 2017
The problem of antibiotic resistance and how research may help keep drugs effective was the topic of this year’s Byers Award Lecture in Basic Science, given by Danica Galonić Fujimori, PhD, on Jan. 31.

15 UCSF Researchers Named to First Cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators

Feb 8, 2017
Fifteen UCSF faculty members have been named to the first cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators.

In Decade Since Founding, UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations Has Innovated Research, Care

Feb 8, 2017
UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations is 10 years old, and over that time it has transformed understanding of how social vulnerabilities relate to health.

UCSF Wins 8 Regional CASE Awards for Writing, Advertising and Events

Feb 7, 2017
UCSF has won eight awards, including three Gold Awards, from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in an annual regional competition.

The Mysterious 98%: Scientists Look to Shine Light on Our Dark Genome

Feb 3, 2017
A nationwide project that includes two UCSF researchers will use the latest technology, including gene editing, to gain insights into human biology that could one day lead to treatments for complex genetic diseases.

‘Dense Breasts’ Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Feb 3, 2017
Women whose breasts are composed largely of glandular tissue, rather than fat, have an amplified risk of breast cancer, which exceeds the impact of other widely known risks on a population level.

Poor Odor Identification May Be Early Warning for Dementia

Feb 3, 2017
Poor performance on a simple odor identification test was associated with a significantly increased risk of developing dementia years later.

Precision-Medicine Approach Could Revive Prostate Cancer Test

Feb 3, 2017
A new study identified genetic predictors of normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in healthy men, which could be used to improve the accuracy of PSA-based prostate cancer screening tests.

UCSF Research Building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Gets City Approval

Feb 2, 2017
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors have unanimously approved a lease agreement that will allow UCSF to move forward with constructing a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Lily Jan, Yuh-Nung Jan Win 2017 Vilcek Prize Honoring Contributions of Immigrants

Feb 2, 2017
Lily Jan and Yuh-Nung Jan have received the 2017 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science, which recognizes extraordinary contributions to biomedical research made by immigrants to America.

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