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Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

Nov 21, 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

Nov 20, 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

Nov 20, 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

Nov 20, 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

Nov 20, 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

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

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

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.

Study Reveals How the Songbird Changes Its Tune

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.

Cell Mapping Initiatives Aim to Uncover Hidden Pathways of Disease

Nov 15, 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.

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

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

Nov 14, 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

Nov 13, 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

Nov 13, 2017
Nearly 40 percent of individuals who experience an episode of functional impairment in middle age see further functional decline, or even death.

Awards Highlight Partnerships Between UCSF, Community That Promote Health Equity

Nov 13, 2017
UCSF’s Center for Community Engagement honored the many valued partnerships between UCSF and the community at its recent Annual Partnerships Celebration.

Calling All Students: UC Wants Your Input on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Nov 13, 2017
UC is inviting students to apply for a seat on a new Student Advisory Board that will provide input to the university about its ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Researchers Rethink How ‘Beige’ Fat Cells Burn Calories

Nov 13, 2017
UCSF researchers have discovered a new heat-producing pathway in fat cells that works by burning excess blood glucose, suggesting a potential new approach to treating metabolic disorders.

Researchers Rethink How ‘Beige’ Fat Cells Burn Calories

Nov 13, 2017
UCSF researchers have discovered a new heat-producing pathway in fat cells that works by burning excess blood glucose, suggesting a potential new approach to treating metabolic disorders.

Press Conference: City of San Francisco, UCSF to Bring Attention to Community Issue of Preterm Birth

Nov 7, 2017
San Francisco, City leaders and UCSF physicians are coming together to recognize community efforts to turn the curve on the preterm birth epidemic and the need for more attention on it.

UCSF Announces the Institute for Global Health Sciences

Nov 7, 2017
To better address emerging global health problems, UCSF Global Health Sciences has been designated the Institute for Global Health Sciences.

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