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Researchers Invent Reversible 'Off-Switch' for Cellular Proteins

Jan 29, 2018
UCSF scientists have invented a technique that lets them precisely and reversibly disrupt the action of specific cellular proteins at a microscopic scale by making them split apart when illuminated with blue light.

Diabetes Makes Bones Less Bendable, More Prone to Fracture

Jan 27, 2018
Type 2 diabetes is known to be a risk factor for bone fractures – but exactly how diabetes makes bones more fragile has been unclear.

New Approach Attacks 'Undruggable' Cancers from the Outside In

Jan 24, 2018
Researchers at UCSF have found a way to attack one of the most common drivers of lung, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer by targeting the proteins it produces on the outside of the cell.

Former Chief Campus Counsel Marcia Canning, UC Stalwart for More Than Three Decades, Dies

Jan 23, 2018
Marcia J. Canning, UCSF’s former chief campus counsel, who bolstered the University’s legal services program and served more than three decades in the University of California system, has died. She was 69.

Byers Distinguished Professorship Awarded to Wendell Lim, Chair of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

Jan 23, 2018
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood announced Wednesday that Brook and Shawn Byers have established the Byers Distinguished Professorship, which will be awarded to Wendell Lim.

Bo Huang Delivers 2018 Byers Award Lecture on Boundary-Pushing Microscopy

Jan 23, 2018
Huang highlighted the microscopy work in his lab that has enabled a clearer understanding of the function of cells and the processes that underlie disease.

Cavity Prevention Approach Effectively Reduces Tooth Decay

Jan 23, 2018
A scientifically based approach that includes a tooth-decay risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and conservative restorations can dramatically reduce decay in community dental practices.

Why the Flu Season is So Bad This Year

Jan 17, 2018
UCSF’s Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, an expert in infectious diseases, answered some questions about this year’s flu season.

5 UC Alumni Entrepreneurs Win Opportunity to Pitch at Venture Summit

Jan 16, 2018
The University of California announced the five finalists of its new “I am a UC Entrepreneur” contest for alumni.

UC President Napolitano Talks About Moral Leadership During School of Medicine Retreat

Jan 16, 2018
UC President Janet Napolitano kicked off the annual School of Medicine Leadership retreat in a conversation with Dean Talmadge E. King Jr., MD, dean of the School of Medicine.

Researchers Identify Biomarker for Diabetes Risk in People with Obesity

Jan 13, 2018
UCS researchers have discovered a new biological pathway in fat cells that could explain why some people with obesity are at high risk for metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings at MLK Jr. Celebration

Jan 12, 2018
UCSF will offer free dental screenings to adults and children as part of San Francisco’s 2018 MLK Jr. Celebration, Film & Comic Arts Festival.

UC Praises Gov. Brown Proposal to Establish Precision Health Institute

Jan 11, 2018
Executive Vice President of UC Health John D. Stobo issued a statement in response to Governor Brown’s proposal to establish the California Institute to Advance Precision Health and Medicine.

UC Issues Statement on Federal Court DACA Ruling

Jan 11, 2018
The University of California is pleased and encouraged that the court has granted an injunction to temporarily stop the Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

San Francisco Cancer Initiative Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges

Jan 10, 2018
SF CAN is targeting the five most common cancers which collectively account for half of all new cancers in San Francisco.

Workout Equipment Replaced at Bakar Fitness Center

Jan 9, 2018
Seventy old strength and cardio machines were moved out of the Bakar Fitness Center in late December. They were replaced with state-of-the-art machines.

How Doctors are Providing Smarter Care with Electronic Health Records

Jan 9, 2018
More and more, the promise of EHRs transforming data into knowledge is beginning to bear fruit.

Brain-Cell ‘Antenna’ May be Key to Understanding Obesity

Jan 9, 2018
UCSF researchers have discovered that the brain’s ability to regulate body weight depends on a novel form of signaling in the brain’s “hunger circuit” via antenna-like structures on neurons called primary cilia.

Monthly Brain Cycles Predict Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy

Jan 9, 2018
UCSF neurologists have discovered monthly cycles of brain activity linked to seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Pearl Toy: Bringing Music and Joy to the UCSF Community for 20 years

Jan 5, 2018
Pearl Toy, professor emeritus of Laboratory Medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine who worked on transfusion safety, believes scientists and musicians share goals and traits.

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