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

Oct 11, 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

Oct 10, 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

Oct 10, 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

Oct 10, 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

Oct 5, 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.

Deepak Srivastava Appointed President of Gladstone Institutes

Oct 5, 2017
Deepak Srivastava has been appointed president of Gladstone Institutes. His term will begin on Jan. 1, 2018.

Two UCSF Scientists Win NIH New Innovator Awards

Oct 5, 2017
Two UCSF scientists have been awarded NIH New Innovator Awards, which support unusually innovative research from early career investigators.

Flashing Neurons in Worms Reveal How the Brain Generates Behavior

Oct 3, 2017
UCSF researcher Saul Kato is using a new high-resolution whole-brain imaging technique to see how the entire nervous system of a worm works together to generate behavior.

Many Hospitals Still Not Using Digital Patient Health Information

Oct 2, 2017
U.S. hospitals are making slow progress in ensuring that their providers have access to and use patients’ complete electronic health records when those patients have also received care from outside providers.

Study Shows Promise for Children with Severe Form of Epilepsy

Sep 29, 2017
A new formulation of a drug that was used to treat children with a rare neurological condition in the 1980s, and later became half of a widely used diet-drug combination, may offer promise for pediatric patients with a severe seizure disorder, following a large-scale trial led by UC San Francisco

Protein Pair Keeps Brain Function Stable

Sep 27, 2017
UCSF have discovered that two molecular partners interact at synapses to maintain stable neuronal function.

3D Imaging Reveals Secrets of Immune Cells' Agility

Sep 26, 2017
Newly developed microscopy techniques have allowed UC San Francisco researchers to observe white blood cells in action in unprecedented detail.

UCSF Incoming Class 2017: By the Numbers

Sep 25, 2017
This fall, UCSF welcomes nearly 1,000 new students. Check out an infographic highlighting some fun facts about this new crop of future clinicians and researchers.

‘Mighty Tooth’ Talk Wins Second Annual Postdoc Slam Competition

Sep 25, 2017
Sarah Engelberth won the second annual UCSF Postdoc Slam for her talk about research to generate a material that mimics natural enamel.

UCSF Launches New Recognition Platform to Encourage Culture of Gratitude

Sep 25, 2017
UCSF has launched a web-based recognition platform designed to make it easy for employees to say “thank you” for work well done.

A Day in the Life: Students Photograph Their 2017 Back-to-School Experiences

Sep 22, 2017
New and returning UCSF students share their back-to-school experiences through social media posts.

UC Health Urges California Congressional Delegation to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

Sep 22, 2017
John D. Stobo, executive vice president of UC Health, sent a following letter to the California congressional delegation urging them to oppose the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

UC President Napolitano Affirms UC Commitment to Sexual Violence Survivors, Ensuring Fair Procedures

Sep 22, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement following a decision by the Department of that will likely impact how schools handle sexual violence cases under Title IX policies.

Multi-Gene Test Predicts Alzheimer’s Better than APOE E4 Alone

Sep 22, 2017
A new test that combines the effects of more than two dozen genetic variants, does a better job of predicting which cognitively normal older adults will go on to develop Alzheimer’s dementia than testing for APOE E4.

How Ketogenic Diets Curb Inflammation

Sep 22, 2017
Ketogenic diets — that have long been known to benefit epilepsy and other neurological illnesses — may work by lowering inflammation in the brain, according to new research by UCSF scientists.

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