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Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

UCSF News Jul 13, 2017
A research team led by scientists at UCSF has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs.

One Family’s Struggle with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

UCSF News Jul 11, 2017
Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy (MAE), or Doose syndrome, is a form of epilepsy characterized by seizures that are difficult to manage.

Drug Reverses Memory Failure Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury

UCSF News Jul 10, 2017
UCSF scientists used an experimental drug to completely reverse severe learning and memory impairments caused by traumatic brain injury in mice.

Google Searches Could Help Track Cancer Incidence, Mortality

UCSF News Jul 8, 2017
Google search volume across the United States could help fill in the gaps on cancer incidence and mortality data, according to a new study by scientists at UCSF and the University of Pennsylvania.

UCSF Cancer Researcher Leads Team to Win First Ever AI Genomics Hackathon

UCSF News Jul 8, 2017
A UCSF cancer researcher has led a team of data scientists and engineers to win a first-of-its-kind Artificial Intelligence (AI) Genomics Hackathon competition.

Feinstein Urges Safeguarding Medicaid on Visit to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

UCSF News Jul 8, 2017
Sen. Dianne Feinstein toured UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, highlighting the importance of safeguarding Medicaid for the health of children and families across the nation.

Sustainability Champions Recognized at Seventh Annual Sustainability Awards

UCSF News Jul 8, 2017
UCSF faculty, students, and staff members were recognized for their efforts in supporting and advocating for sustainability measures at the seventh annual Sustainability Awards in the Rock Hall Auditorium on June 20.

Incidents of Smoking Increase Dramatically in Youth-Focused, PG-13 Films

UCSF News Jul 7, 2017
Youth-rated films, which are designed and marketed as kid-friendly, continue to fill the movie screen with tobacco imagery.

Hundreds March with UCSF in 2017 San Francisco Pride Parade

UCSF News Jul 6, 2017
With many wearing shirts to promote inclusiveness, participants from UCSF turned out in large numbers for the 47th annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade and March.

Brain’s Immune Cells May Drive Overeating and Weight Gain

UCSF News Jul 6, 2017
Immune cells in the brain trigger overeating and weight gain in response to diets rich in fat, according to a new study in mice led by researchers from UCSF and the UW Medical Center.

Molecular Springs Produce a Fly’s Sense of Touch and Hearing

UCSF News Jul 4, 2017
UCSF scientists have mapped in exquisite detail a protein complex called NOMPC, which acts as a mechanoreceptor in animals from fruit flies to fish and frogs.

A True Hometown Physician: UCSF Grad Returns to Serve His Central Valley Community

UCSF News Jul 4, 2017
He may have just earned his medical degree, but newly minted UCSF graduate Walid Hamud-Ahmed has spent his lifetime cultivating the skills to serve as a doctor in his community.

Abul Abbas Receives 2017 UCSF Lifetime Mentoring Award

UCSF News Jul 1, 2017
Abul Abbas has been named the 2017 recipient of the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award presented annually to a senior faculty member who best embodies the principles and practice of mentorship.

UC Updates Guidance on Executive Order Restricting Travel, Entry into the U.S. from Six Countries

UCSF News Jun 30, 2017
The University of California has issued updated guidance about the executive order restricting travel and entry into the United States by individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Stephen Hauser Wins Taubman Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Discovery

UCSF News Jun 30, 2017
Stephen L. Hauser will receive the 2017 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Research for his paradigm-changing discoveries that paved the way for a highly effective drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Marcus Program Funds COPD Research, Other Projects to Improve Patient Care

UCSF News Jun 30, 2017
Twenty-six UCSF investigators received funding from the 2017 cycle of the Marcus Program in Precision Medicine Innovation to help generate understanding of human disease.

UC Launches New Systemwide Procedures to Combat Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

UCSF News Jun 30, 2017
The University of California announced new systemwide procedures for responding to alleged sexual misconduct by faculty and staff that provide greater transparency, consistency and timeliness in investigating and adjudicating such cases.

Test Identifies Breast Cancer Patients with Lowest Risk of Death

UCSF News Jun 30, 2017
A molecular test can pinpoint which patients will have a very low risk of death from breast cancer even 20 years after diagnosis and tumor removal, according to a new clinical study led by UCSF in collaboration with colleagues in Sweden.

Hold the Olive Oil: ‘Good Fat’ Can Still Be Bad for You, Research Shows

UCSF News Jun 28, 2017
Liberal consumption of so-called good fats – like those found in olive oil and avocados – may lead to fatty liver disease, a risk factor for metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes and hypertension, according to a new study by scientists at UCSF.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Shine Among Finest in 9 Pediatric Specialties Nationwide

UCSF News Jun 28, 2017
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, rank among the country’s best in nine specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of 187 pediatric hospitals nationwide.