UCSF News

Updated: 1 hour 43 min ago

Binging, Purging and Fasting More Common in Overweight, Obese Young Adults

Jun 12, 2018
Young adults who are overweight or obese are twice as likely as their leaner peers to binge and purge, use laxatives or diuretics, or force themselves to vomit as a means of controlling their weight.

Startup Science: How the Idea for Synthetic Cells Took Silicon Valley By Storm

Jun 12, 2018
Silicon Valley is helping researchers like Wendell Lim move basic science breakthroughs into translational applications, making treatments available to patients faster than normally possible.

The Crisis in Our City: Tackling San Francisco’s Dire Homelessness Problem

Jun 12, 2018
Matthew State, chair of UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry, is playing a key role in an ambitious effort to tackle San Francisco’s dire homelessness problem. He answers some tough questions about the challenge.

UCSF Kicks Off Celebration of 35 Years of HIV/AIDS Care with AIDS Walk San Francisco

Jun 11, 2018
The UCSF community is participating in this year’s AIDS Walk San Francisco, which raises funds to benefit dozens of AIDS organizations in the Bay Area.

Study Reveals Brain Activity Patterns Underlying Fluent Speech

May 31, 2018
The new research reveals that the brain’s speech centers are organized more according to the physical needs of the vocal tract as it produces speech than by how the speech sounds.

Electric ‘Sixth Sense’ Evolved Differently in Sharks and Skates

May 31, 2018
UCSF researchers have discovered that shark and skate electrosensory systems have distinct specializations that match how the animals use their electrical sense in the wild.

Synthetic ‘Tissues’ Build Themselves

May 31, 2018
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to program groups of individual cells to self-organize into multi-layered structures reminiscent of simple organisms or the first stages of embryonic development. 

UCSF Welcomes First In Utero Stem Cell Transplant Baby

May 25, 2018
An in utero stem cell transplant for a critically ill second-trimester fetus has led to the birth of an apparently healthy infant. The newborn is the first patient enrolled in the world’s first clinical trial using stem cells transplanted prior to birth.

Doctors Fail to Flag Concussion Patients for Critical Follow-Up

May 25, 2018
Nationwide study found that more than half of the patients diagnosed with concussion, may fall off the radar shortly after diagnosis, placing in jeopardy treatments for long-term effects.

Gut Bacteria Produce a Special Enzyme To Protect Us from Plant Toxins

May 24, 2018
A UCSF researcher is among scientists who discovered the specific bacterial enzyme found in the human gut that can render a common heart drug ineffective.

Risk of Preterm Birth Reliably Predicted by New Test

May 24, 2018
Scientists at UCSF have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant.

Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking

May 24, 2018
Smoking cessation intervention for young adults conducted on Facebook found smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online program.

SF Mayor’s Proposal to Add $4.2M for HIV/AIDS Programs Would Support ‘Getting to Zero’ Effort

May 23, 2018
Mayor Mark Farrell announced $4.2 million in additional funds for HIV/AIDS programs in San Francisco.

Zachary Knight Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

May 23, 2018
In just the last few years, Zachary Knight’s research has upended textbook theories of hunger and thirst.

Challenges for Adoption of New Genetic Tests Outlined in New Research

May 22, 2018
Every day, on average, 10 new genetic tests become commercially available to help doctors and patients make more informed decisions about health care. Yet few doctors know how to navigate the tens of thousands of tests that populate the genetic testing marketplace, which prevents patients from benefiting from them.

North Coast Fires Sparked a Mental Health Crisis and UCSF Responded

May 22, 2018
Every Saturday, UCSF volunteers provide free, drop-in individual and group crisis counseling to all members of the Sonoma Valley community, with or without insurance or documentation.

Deep Space Radiation Treatment Reboots Brain’s Immune System

May 21, 2018
UCSF neuroscientist identified the first potential treatment for the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic rays.

UCSF Receives Toastmasters Recognition for Employee Engagement

May 18, 2018
UCSF has been recognized by Toastmasters International for supporting its employees in developing their communication and leadership skills.

Women Sometimes Feel Regret After Electing to Freeze Their Eggs

May 18, 2018
Most women feel empowered by elective procedures that enable them to bank eggs in case they can’t conceive naturally later in life, but one in six become regretful.

Exceptional Alumni Honored with New Award Inspired by UCSF: The Campaign

May 17, 2018
The Alumni Association of UCSF has named 12 winners of the inaugural UCSF Campaign Alumni Awards to highlight the remarkable work of some of UCSF’s most illustrious alumni. Winners of the awards will be recognized during UCSF’s Alumni Weekend, June 1-2.

Pages