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Hands-On Science Program Creates a Spark in San Francisco School Children

Aug 14, 2017
UCSF’s Science and Health Education Partnership, launched 30 years ago, is a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District that has been a consistent source of quality science education for students in the city.

Finding Better Ways to Reduce Serious Drug Side Effects

Aug 11, 2017
Two UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty members, whose research and clinical practice have focused on the identification and minimization of side effects, have pinpointed routes for improvement.

Deep Sleep Reinforces the Learning of New Motor Skills

Aug 10, 2017
The benefits of a good night’s sleep have become widely known, and now neuroscientists at UCSF have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep.

Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth in Large California Study

Aug 8, 2017
Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term.

Hormone Shows Promise as Cognition Enhancer

Aug 8, 2017
Scientists at UC San Francisco have found that administering a fragment of the klotho protein to young, aging or impaired mice rapidly improves their cognitive and physical performance.

Dignity Health, UCSF Health Announce Bay Area Collaboration

Aug 8, 2017
Dignity Health and UCSF Health have formalized an affiliation that will combine the best of academic medicine and community-based care.

Genetics, Altered Brain Structure Offer Window into Autism Severity

Aug 8, 2017
Rare deletions or duplications of about 600 genetic “letters” in a region on chromosome 16 confer a high risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

UCSF Medical Center Ranks as Best Hospital in California

Aug 7, 2017
UCSF Medical Center has been named among the nation’s premier medical institutions for the 17th consecutive year, ranking as the fifth best hospital in the country and the top-ranked hospital in California, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals survey.

Gut Feeling for Probiotics Benefits May Be Overstated, UCSF Study Shows

Aug 7, 2017
A study headed by UCSF researchers fuels the probiotics debate by finding that there is no clear evidence that a supplement of the “friendly” bacteria strain of lactobacillus prevents eczema.

Virtual Assistant to Help Save Mothers Who Experience Postpartum Hemorrhage Wins Competition

Aug 4, 2017
An interactive, voice-controlled virtual mentor that uses a smart speaker – like a phone or Google Home device – to guide birth attendants through complicated and/or emergency procedures, won a $250,000 seed grant from the Saving Lives at Birth: Grand Challenge for Development to develop and test the idea.

Reversing Memory Failure Caused by TBI: 6 Questions for Neuroscientist Susanna Rosi

Aug 3, 2017
UCSF neuroscientists answered questions about a molecule that reverses severe memory and learning impairments in mice with traumatic brain injury.

Increasing Quality of Life for Neurology Inpatients is Goal of Newly Established Metrics

Aug 3, 2017
To improve the quality of life for neurology inpatients, a panel of experts, led by UCSF neurologist S. Andrew Josephson has released quality measurements.

Higher Exposure to Flame Retardants in Pregnant Women Leads to Lower IQ in Children

Aug 3, 2017
A hazardous class of flame retardant chemicals commonly found in furniture and household products damages children’s intelligence, resulting in loss of IQ points.

Gut Viruses Tied to Potentially Deadly Complication of Bone Marrow Transplant

Jul 31, 2017
A virus hiding quietly in the gut may trigger the onset of a severe complication known as graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in patients who receive bone marrow transplants.

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Donate $10M to Advance Health Using Big Data

Jul 28, 2017
Atul Butte, who is helping to guide UCSF into a new era of computational science and medicine, has been named the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at UCSF.

A New Insight into Parkinson’s Disease Protein

Jul 27, 2017
New research by UCSF neuroscientist Robert Edwards has uncovered the role alpha-synuclein plays in the normal brain. The protein has long been implicated in Parkinson’s disease.

New Teen Internship Program Builds Awareness of Key Public Health Issues

Jul 26, 2017
The San Francisco Health Investigators Program focuses on leveraging participating students’ cultural knowledge as they take on the role of researchers and investigate current public health issues in their communities.

Research Aims to Shape More Precise Treatments for Depression in Women

Jul 26, 2017
Interim Dean Sandra Weiss of the UCSF School of Nursing is leading three major studies aimed at shedding important light on some of the most pressing issues facing American women with depression and the clinicians who treat them.

Tackling Childbirth-Related Mortality in the World’s Poorest Place

Jul 24, 2017
A new program called Global Action to Improve Nursing and Midwifery (GAIN) aims to train Malawian nurses in leadership and clinical skills to help turn the tide on the world's highest rate of preterm births.

The Science of Sleep: A Q&A With Neurology Professor Ying-Hui Fu

Jul 24, 2017
Ying-Hui Fu, a UCSF professor of neurology and a pioneer in the study of sleep and genetics, explains the science behind strange sleep patterns and shares why shut-eye is more important than you think.