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Scientists Discover How Gene Mutation Reduces the Need for Sleep

Mar 16, 2018
A new study in mice reveals how a gene mutation seen in human short-sleepers may allow them to survive and thrive on just a few hours of sleep.

UCSF Dentists are Teaching Peers to Treat Babies – Filling a Gap in Care

Mar 14, 2018
To help general dentists become comfortable seeing very young patients, UCSF pediatric dentists are part an initiative in the Bay Area that aims to train other dentists to see and treat young children.

UCSF Wins 3 Regional CASE Awards for Communications Excellence

Mar 14, 2018
UCSF won three awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), highlighting the University’s excellence in community relations and strategic communications.

Genomic Analysis Reveals Why Asthma Inhalers Fail Minority Children

Mar 14, 2018
The largest-ever whole-genome sequencing study of drug response in minority children has revealed new clues about why the front-line asthma drug albuterol does not work as well for minority children.

Adding Formula May Not Sway Baby from Breast

Mar 14, 2018
A study demonstrated a seemingly contradictory way for newborns losing more weight than most to breastfeed in the longer term: add a little formula for a couple of days.

Eddie Chang Selected as Inaugural Bowes Biomedical Investigator

Mar 13, 2018
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood announced March 13 that Edward Chang will be the inaugural William K. Bowes Jr. Biomedical Investigator.

UCSF HIVE Program Employee Honored by San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

Mar 13, 2018
Caroline Watson, who serves as the social justice and communications coordinator for UC San Francisco’s HIVE clinic and program, was one of two award winners of this year’s Heroes & Hearts Award, given out annually by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.

Women Cyclists are More Prone to Common Gynecological Problems, But Not Serious Sexual or Urinary Dysfunction

Mar 13, 2018
Women bicycle riders are more likely to experience urinary tract infections, genital numbness and saddle sores, but not more likely to have serious sexual and urinary symptoms than non-cyclists.

Childhood Mortality Plummets as Community Health Workers Go Door-to-Door in Urban Mali

Mar 12, 2018
Sending community health workers door-to-door to look for sick kids in a rapidly urbanizing area of West Africa, and offering them free care, coincided with a dramatic drop in childhood mortality.

UCSF Community Changes Commute Habits in Response to Increased Traffic

Mar 10, 2018
Fewer UCSF employees and students are driving alone to campus according to results from the University’s annual Commute Survey.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of Jeanne Robertson (1933-2018)

Mar 9, 2018
The UCSF community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jeanne Robertson, a Distinguished Director on the UCSF Board of Overseers and passionate advocate for education, psychiatric care, and the arts nationwide.

Low Levels of Vitamin B12 May Worsen Walking, Cognition in Parkinson’s Patients

Mar 9, 2018
A study of patients with early Parkinson’s disease found that groups with lower levels of vitamin B12 faced on average a more rapid acceleration of both motor and cognitive symptoms.

Birth of New Neurons in the Human Hippocampus Ends in Childhood

Mar 8, 2018
UCSF scientists have shown that in the human hippocampus neurogenesis declines throughout childhood and is undetectable in adults.

UCSF Retains Position as Top Public Recipient of NIH Funding

Mar 7, 2018
In 2017, UCSF received more biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution, continuing a seven-year trend.

2017 NIH Funding: A Look at the Top-Funded Researchers and Their Work

Mar 7, 2018
UCSF received more than $593.9 million in federal funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2017 for research across multiple health-science arenas at the University.

San Francisco Partnership Launches New Mental Health Center

Mar 6, 2018
UCSF is supporting the creation of a new center that will add 54 conservatorship beds to San Francisco’s system of mental health care.

Charles Wilson, One of America’s Great Neurosurgical Pioneers, Dies at 88

Mar 6, 2018
Charles Wilson, MD, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and UCSF professor emeritus, who served as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery for nearly 30 years and founded the University’s Brain Tumor Research Center, has died. He was 88.

E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

Mar 6, 2018
Adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are exposed to significant levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes, even when the e-cigarettes do not contain nicotine.

UCSF Health, Sonoma Valley Hospital Sign Affiliation Agreement

Mar 3, 2018
UCSF Health and Sonoma Valley Hospital have signed an affiliation agreement to create an integrated health care network that will serve the needs of Sonoma Valley residents

HIV Begins to Yield Secrets of How It Hides in Cells

Mar 2, 2018
UCSF scientists have uncovered new mechanisms by which HIV hides in infected cells, resting in a latent state that evades the body’s immune system and preventing antiviral drugs from flushing it out.