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Big Data Shows How Cancer Interacts with Its Surroundings

UCSF News Oct 21, 2017
UCSF researchers have identified a molecular signature in tissue adjacent to tumors in eight of the most common cancers that suggests they are all using the same mechanism to remodel normal tissue and spread.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings

UCSF News Oct 19, 2017
UCSF will offer free dental screenings to adults and children as part of San Francisco’s Potrero Hill Festival and the Southeast Community Health Fair.

Researchers to Combat Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer at New NCI-Funded Center at UCSF

UCSF News Oct 19, 2017
The NCI has announced that UCSF will host one of five new Cancer Drug Resistance and Sensitivity Centers being set up around the U.S. through funding from the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.

Key Psychiatric Drug Target Comes Into Focus

UCSF News Oct 19, 2017
Researchers at UC San Francisco, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Stanford University report a major step toward designing more powerful psychiatric drugs with fewer side effects.

UCSF’s Michael Bade Honored by Lean Construction Institute

UCSF News Oct 19, 2017
Michael Bade, UCSF’s campus architect and associate vice chancellor of Capital Programs, has received the Lean Construction Institute’s prestigious 2017 Pioneer Award.

UCSF to Lead Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity, Stress and Obesity

UCSF News Oct 19, 2017
UC San Francisco experts on hunger, obesity and nutrition will present the eleventh annual sugar, stress, environment and weight (SSEW) symposium.

Longer Abstention from Alcohol Lowers Atrial Fibrillation Risk

UCSF News Oct 18, 2017
In the first study looking at cessation of alcohol consumption and atrial fibrillation risk, UCSF researchers have shown that the longer people abstain from drinking alcohol, the lower their risk of AF.

Innovative Type 1 Diabetes Approach Licensed to Encellin

UCSF News Oct 18, 2017
Encellin obtained exclusive rights from UCSF for a proprietary cell encapsulation technology aimed at improving physicians’ ability to perform cell transplants without the need for immunosuppressive drugs.

FDA Warning Leads to Rise in More Invasive Fibroid Surgeries

UCSF News Oct 18, 2017
An FDA warning against a tool used to break up fibroid tissue during laparoscopic surgeries has led to a shift toward more invasive surgeries for hysterectomies for women with uterine fibroids.

Matthew State Awarded Sarnat Prize for Mental Health Research

UCSF News Oct 17, 2017
Matthew State is one of three recipients of the 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health given by the National Academy of Medicine.

2 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2017

UCSF News Oct 17, 2017
Two UCSF faculty are among the 70 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2017.

UC Leaders to Congress: Protect the Nation’s Dreamers

UCSF News Oct 17, 2017
University of California officials, including the chancellors from all 10 UC schools, have sent an urgent appeal to California’s congressional delegation, pressing them to take the lead in building bipartisan support for legislation to protect the nation’s Dreamers.

UCSF Shows Courage and Community in Response to Northern California Wildfires

UCSF News Oct 13, 2017
UCSF community members are responding to the Northern California in several ways.

Brain Imaging Results Skewed by Biased Study Samples

UCSF News Oct 13, 2017
A new UC San Francisco–led study shows that failure to follow this basic principle of population science can profoundly skew the results of brain imaging studies.

UCSF to Hold Events in October for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

UCSF News Oct 12, 2017
In order to help UC San Francisco faculty, staff, students and trainees protect their digital information, as well as UCSF’s, the University is celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a series of outreach and educational events that run through this month.

Congress Supports the NIH, But Questions Remain About Key Federal Funding Stream

UCSF News Oct 12, 2017
Congress has supported NIH funding for the current fiscal year, but issues around key types of funding remain.

Allergy Drug Improves Function in Patients with Chronic Injury from Multiple Sclerosis

UCSF News Oct 11, 2017
UCSF scientists have successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial showing that an FDA-approved antihistamine restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS.

Chancellor to Address Key Step for UCSF’s Future at State of the University

UCSF News Oct 11, 2017
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood will announce a significant step toward ensuring the future of UCSF during his annual State of the University address on Oct. 27.

Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time

UCSF News Oct 11, 2017
Study shows, over the course of 19 years, the hard core group smoked progressively fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit in increasingly greater numbers, along with every other group of smokers in the US.

Atul Butte Appointed to Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine

UCSF News Oct 6, 2017
Atul Butte has been appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine, a new group of experts that will contribute to the state’s continuing efforts to use advanced computing and technology to better understand, treat and prevent disease.