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UCSF to Share Startup Knowledge at 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

UCSF News Nov 29, 2017
Stephanie Marrus, director of the UCSF Entrepreneurship Center, is among 150 invited speakers at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

UC Issues Statement on Federal Tax Proposals

UCSF News Nov 28, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano, Student Regent Paul Monge and Student Regent-designate Devon Graves issued a statement about federal tax proposals moving through Congress.

Stress in Pregnancy Linked to Changes in Infant’s Nervous System, Less Smiling, Less Resilience

UCSF News Nov 23, 2017
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth.

Scientists Engineer Drug Delivery Device that Treats Glaucoma Directly Inside the Eye

UCSF News Nov 23, 2017
A tiny implant developed in the lab of Tejal Desai promises to simplify how glaucoma drugs are administered, making life easier for aging patients.

Department of Emergency Medicine Earns Prestigious Designation from World Health Organization

UCSF News Nov 23, 2017
The UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine has been designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma Care. It is the first such designation in the U.S.

3 UCSF Researchers Named 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

UCSF News Nov 22, 2017
Three UC San Francisco researchers have been selected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science and three other peer-reviewed journals.

Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

UCSF News Nov 22, 2017
The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry's interests.

Painless Dental Lasers Can Render Teeth Cavity-Resistant

UCSF News Nov 22, 2017
Today’s lasers are fine-tuned instruments that can safely and painlessly remove cavities and prevent cavities before they start.

As Genetic Testing Goes Mainstream, Clinics Emerge to Guide Patients Through Information

UCSF News Nov 21, 2017
UCSF is moving to make genetic testing a routine part of medical care, and one step in that direction is the opening of the Preventive Genomics Clinic.

Student Success Center Opens on Parnassus Campus

UCSF News Nov 21, 2017
UCSF has opened the Student Success Center, a thoughtfully designed, 3,000-square-foot space, bringing together under one roof a wide range of key student services.

Most Nursing Home Residents Eligible for Palliative Care

UCSF News Nov 21, 2017
Nearly 70 percent of nursing home residents are eligible for palliative care, but do not receive any corresponding support to provide relief from their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Scientists Conduct First-Ever Gene Editing Inside a Human

UCSF News Nov 17, 2017
For the first time, researchers have infused a person’s blood with gene-editing tools, aiming to treat his severe inherited disease.

Sugary Drinks Linked to Reduced DNA Protection in Latino Preschoolers

UCSF News Nov 17, 2017
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by children between 2 and 3 years of age has been linked to shorter telomeres in a new, preliminary study by researchers from UCSF.

UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Announces Trailblazer Awards

UCSF News Nov 16, 2017
The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences has awarded funding to 11 UC San Francisco scientists seeking to support the Institute’s mission to improve the lives of people with brain diseases and disorders through innovative projects that unite the scientific disciplines of neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.

Cell Mapping Initiatives Aim to Uncover Hidden Pathways of Disease

UCSF News Nov 16, 2017
UCSF researchers are leading several initiatives that aim to see how dozens of seemingly unrelated genes and proteins involved in a disease are in fact all part the same interconnected biological pathway.

Study Reveals How the Songbird Changes Its Tune

UCSF News Nov 16, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have shown how the Bengalese finch can learn to tweak its song depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules depending on the situation.

UC President, National Security Leaders Call on Congress to Protect Dreamers This Year

UCSF News Nov 15, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano joined fellow national security leaders in calling on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation protecting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients before the end of the year.

Ruth Greenblatt Delivers 2017 Faculty Research Lecture in Clinical Science

UCSF News Nov 15, 2017
Ruth Greenblatt was selected by her peers on the Academic Senate’s Committee on Research as the seventeenth annual Faculty Research Lectureship recipient in Clinical Science.

Expanded Discovery Day Event at AT&T Park Caps 2017 Bay Area Science Festival

UCSF News Nov 14, 2017
Robots, slime making, human organs and hundreds of other science and engineering exhibits filled the field at AT&T Park on Saturday during the seventh annual Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day.

Functional Impairment in Middle Age Often Leads to Further Decline

UCSF News Nov 14, 2017
Nearly 40 percent of individuals who experience an episode of functional impairment in middle age see further functional decline, or even death.

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