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Higher Exposure to Flame Retardants in Pregnant Women Leads to Lower IQ in Children

Aug 4, 2017
A hazardous class of flame retardant chemicals commonly found in furniture and household products damages children’s intelligence, resulting in loss of IQ points.

Increasing Quality of Life for Neurology Inpatients is Goal of Newly Established Metrics

Aug 4, 2017
To improve the quality of life for neurology inpatients, a panel of experts, led by UCSF neurologist S. Andrew Josephson has released quality measurements.

Gut Viruses Tied to Potentially Deadly Complication of Bone Marrow Transplant

Aug 1, 2017
A virus hiding quietly in the gut may trigger the onset of a severe complication known as graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in patients who receive bone marrow transplants.

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Donate $10M to Advance Health Using Big Data

Jul 28, 2017
Atul Butte, who is helping to guide UCSF into a new era of computational science and medicine, has been named the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at UCSF.

A New Insight into Parkinson’s Disease Protein

Jul 27, 2017
New research by UCSF neuroscientist Robert Edwards has uncovered the role alpha-synuclein plays in the normal brain. The protein has long been implicated in Parkinson’s disease.

New Teen Internship Program Builds Awareness of Key Public Health Issues

Jul 27, 2017
The San Francisco Health Investigators Program focuses on leveraging participating students’ cultural knowledge as they take on the role of researchers and investigate current public health issues in their communities.

Research Aims to Shape More Precise Treatments for Depression in Women

Jul 27, 2017
Interim Dean Sandra Weiss of the UCSF School of Nursing is leading three major studies aimed at shedding important light on some of the most pressing issues facing American women with depression and the clinicians who treat them.

Tackling Childbirth-Related Mortality in the World’s Poorest Place

Jul 25, 2017
A new program called Global Action to Improve Nursing and Midwifery (GAIN) aims to train Malawian nurses in leadership and clinical skills to help turn the tide on the world's highest rate of preterm births.

The Science of Sleep: A Q&A With Neurology Professor Ying-Hui Fu

Jul 25, 2017
Ying-Hui Fu, a UCSF professor of neurology and a pioneer in the study of sleep and genetics, explains the science behind strange sleep patterns and shares why shut-eye is more important than you think.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Stomper Welcomes Patients at Build-A-Bear Workshop

Jul 25, 2017
Stomper will be cheering on patients as they pick out and outfit a new snuggly friend, courtesy of Build-A-Bear.

UCSF Advances Mount Sutro Plan to Address Drought Damage, Restore Health of Reserve

Jul 25, 2017
UCSF has released its Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve Vegetation Management Plan, which assesses the potential environmental impacts of the University’s plan to improve the health and sustainability of the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve.

Traveling to Mars Will Wreak Havoc on Our Bodies – Can We Prevent It?

Jul 22, 2017
The effects of low gravity and radiation on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and immune systems are some of the health impacts from space travel that UCSF scientists are researching.

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo Appointed as Inaugural Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity

Jul 22, 2017
UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo as the new chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the inaugural vice dean for Population Health and Health Equity.

Stress Worsens Effects of Toxic Chemicals in Pregnant Women

Jul 21, 2017
When a pregnant woman suffers from stress, she’s more likely to have a low-birth-weight baby than a non-stressed pregnant woman if both are exposed to the same toxic chemicals, according to the first study examining the combined impact of stress and environmental chemicals on fetal development.

Immune-Cell Numbers Predict Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Melanoma

Jul 21, 2017
Whether a melanoma patient will better respond to a single immunotherapy drug or two in combination depends on the abundance of certain white blood cells within their tumors, according to a new study.

For the Elderly, Physical Therapy Can Help Straighten a Hunched Back

Jul 20, 2017
A hunched back, called hyperkyphosis, affects 40 percent of people over age 65, and it increases disability and the risk of falls and fractures. A new study by UCSF researchers shows that targeted physical therapy can help straighten the spine and boost a patient’s self-esteem.

Amid Backdrop of Health Care Debate, UCSF Raises Funds at AIDS Walk San Francisco

Jul 17, 2017
As a national debate about health care continues, hundreds of staff, faculty, students and supporters of UCSF participated in AIDS Walk San Francisco to raise funds for research and care as well as to raise awareness of proposed legislation in Washington, D.C.

San Francisco’s Flavored Tobacco Law Rooted in Years of Research, Advocacy Work

Jul 13, 2017
San Francisco recently passed the country’s first outright ban on sales of flavored tobacco. It was supported by more than 15 years’ worth of research and national advocacy work by UCSF’s Valerie Yerger.

Next-Gen Precision Diagnostics Now Available at UCSF

Jul 13, 2017
A genome sequencing test developed at UCSF that can rapidly pinpoint the cause of a bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infection is now available to help physicians nationwide diagnose cases.

ShangPharma Innovation and UCSF Announce Strategic Research Collaboration

Jul 13, 2017
In a new collaboration, ShangPharma Innovation, Inc. is providing funding and other support to scientists at UC San Francisco to accelerate the development of promising life science inventions.