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Genetic Testing Puts Nurses at Frontline of Answering Patients’ Emerging Concerns

Sep 21, 2017
Genetic testing and new gene therapies may raise new questions for patients, and as front-line health workers, nurses could be the ones answering questions about how they related to health. UCSF has created a new course to help give an overview of the emerging topic.

UC President Janet Napolitano Issues Statement on Mexico Earthquakes

Sep 20, 2017
UC President Janet Napolitano on Wednesday issued a statement on the earthquakes impacting Mexico.

UCSF First in State to Provide FDA-Approved CAR-T for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Sep 18, 2017
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco has been certified as the first medical center in California to provide CAR-T therapy for children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

How VR is Revolutionizing the Way Future Doctors are Learning About Our Bodies

Sep 18, 2017
UCSF medical students are using virtual reality in the anatomy lab to give them a new way to bridge hands-on training with cadavers and textbook learning.

UC Applauds Announcement of Grants to Support California DACA Students

Sep 13, 2017
The University of California applauds the announcement that the Mission Asset Fund, with support from the Weingart Foundation, will provide $500,000 in grants to cover the cost of renewing the applications of UC, California State University and California community college students under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

UCSF Leads New Effort to Make Sense of California’s End of Life Option Act

Sep 12, 2017
UCSF is part of a team that is surveying key stakeholders about their policies and experiences with California’s End of Life Option Act.

UC Provides Guidance to DACA Recipients on Applying for Renewal

Sep 12, 2017
The University of California has sent a letter to the UC community containing guidance for students and other community members who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

‘Light Saber’ Offers Precise Tool to Decipher Cell Function

Sep 11, 2017
Protein engineers and neurobiologists at UCSF have teamed up to create a biological light saber — an engineered protein that can slay specific cells simply by exposing them to light.

Gut Microbes May Influence Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Sep 11, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have identified specific gut microbes associated with MS in human patients, showing that these microbes take part in regulating immune responses in mouse models of the disease.

University of California Cancer Consortium Takes on California’s $14 Billion Killer

Sep 11, 2017
The University of California’s five academic cancer centers, have formed a consortium to better address California’s most pressing cancer-related problems and opportunities.

Breast Cancer Patients Who Freeze Their Eggs See No Delay for Chemotherapy

Sep 9, 2017
Women who receive a breast cancer diagnosis while they are still young enough to bear children can take time to freeze their eggs and embryos without fear of delaying their cancer treatment.

University of California Sues Trump Administration on Unlawful Repeal of DACA Program

Sep 8, 2017
The University of California has filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on “nothing more than unreasoned executive whim.”

UCSF Pledges Continued Support for DACA Students, Staff During Town Hall

Sep 7, 2017
UCSF held a forum Thursday to address the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

UC President Napolitano Affirms Support, Protection for Sexual Violence Survivors

Sep 7, 2017
UC President Janet Napolitano issued a statement following U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement that appears to roll back guidance by the Office of Civil Rights. The federal changes will impact how schools handle sexual violence cases under the Title IX policy.

Protein Links Alcohol Abuse and Changes in Brain’s Reward Center

Sep 7, 2017
UCSF researchers have identified a protein that links alcohol consumption with structural changes in one of the “reward centers” in the mouse brain.

UC President Napolitano Denounces Decision to End DACA Program

Sep 5, 2017
UC President Janet Napolitano released a statement after President Trump announced his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Edmond ‘Ted’ Eger, Whose Research is Basis for Modern Inhaled Anesthetics, Passes Away

Sep 1, 2017
Edmond “Ted” Eger II, the anesthesiologist and scientist who pioneered development of modern inhaled anesthetics, died peacefully at his home in Tiburon, Calif., on Aug.26, 2017, one week shy of his 87th birthday.

Top Avoidable Emergency Room Visits: Alcohol, Dental Issues and Depression

Sep 1, 2017
Alcohol abuse, dental conditions and depression were among the top causes of avoidable emergency room visits nationally.

Low-Cost Preventive Care May Help Heart Health for People with Serious Mental Illness

Sep 1, 2017
A UCSF study identified a cost-effective way to ensure that people with serious mental illness receive frequent cardiovascular screening: an evidence-based integrated care model that leverages technology.

UCSF Responds to Harvey by Activating Global Disaster Assistance Committee

Aug 31, 2017
UCSF is activating a committee to consider what responses may be appropriate for UCSF to take in aiding in the aftermath of tropical depression Harvey.