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Synthetic ‘Tissues’ Build Themselves

UCSF News 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

UCSF News May 26, 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

UCSF News May 26, 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

UCSF News May 25, 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

UCSF News May 25, 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

UCSF News May 25, 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.

San Francisco Mayor’s Proposal to Add $4.2M for HIV/AIDS Programs Supports ‘Getting to Zero’ Effort

UCSF News May 24, 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

UCSF News May 24, 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

UCSF News May 23, 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.

In Aftermath of North Coast Wildfires, UCSF is Addressing Mental Health of Community Members

UCSF News May 23, 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

UCSF News 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

UCSF News 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

UCSF News 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

UCSF News May 18, 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.

Yanny Vs. Laurel: A Neuroscientist Weighs In

UCSF News May 17, 2018
Matthew Leonard, who studies the neural basis of word representations, weighs in with a scientific perspective on the debate about “Laurel” versus “Yanny.”

Lyme Disease is On the Rise – An Expert Explains Why

UCSF News May 17, 2018
Infectious disease expert Charles Chiu explains the rise in Lyme disease cases, better diagnostic tests on the horizon and what you need to know to protect yourself from infection.

2018 Founders Day Awards Honor Public Service, Extraordinary Contributions

UCSF News May 16, 2018
To recognize public service, exceptional service to UCSF and excellence in nursing, 11 faculty, staff and students were honored at this year’s UCSF Founders Day Awards.

UCSF Holds Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic on Saturday

UCSF News May 12, 2018
The UCSF Department of Dermatology is holding its annual free skin cancer screening clinic for the public.

Body’s 'Natural Opioids' Affect Brain Cells Much Differently than Morphine

UCSF News May 11, 2018
Study led by UCSF scientists shows that brain cells react differently to opioid substances created inside the body than they do to purely synthetic opioid drugs.

Living in Better Neighborhood May Protect Health of Kids in Poverty

UCSF News May 8, 2018
UCSF study has found that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood may act as a health booster for low-income children.

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