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Elevated Rate of Autism Symptoms Found in Children with Tourette Syndrome

UCSF News Jun 22, 2017
Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UCSF.

Moving Mountains: A Surgeon’s Fight to Legalize HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

UCSF News Jun 20, 2017
Through years of research and advocacy, Peter Stock, a transplant surgeon at UCSF, helped clear the way for California’s first organ transplants from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients.

Dazed and Confused: Marijuana Legalization Raises the Need for More Research

UCSF News Jun 20, 2017
Researchers need access to multiple strains of marijuana in order to find out about its potential benefits or harms, but current legislation makes that extremely difficult. As states move ahead with recreational legalization, access is more critical than ever.

Born in the Summer of Love: The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Transformed Drug Addiction Treatment

UCSF News Jun 7, 2017
In 1967, during the Summer of Love, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic was launched by volunteer physicians from UCSF. They provided non-judgmental health care to the hippies flocking to San Francisco, and would help revolutionize addiction treatment.

UCSF Studies Ambulance Diversion by Race, Health Care for Released Prisoners in Special Journal Issue

UCSF News Jun 5, 2017
Black heart attack patients suffer higher mortality rates than white patients when ambulances are diverted because hospital emergency rooms are too busy to receive new patients.

Chronic Pain Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Study of Older Adults

UCSF News Jun 5, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later.

New Treatments and Care for Cancer

UCSF News Jun 2, 2017
Cancer specialists from UC San Francisco will present new findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s largest clinical cancer research meeting.

Soaring Medical Costs from Bicycle Accidents

UCSF News Jun 2, 2017
Bicycle use has skyrocketed in popularity, but it’s also led to more accidents, with medical costs from non-fatal bike crashes climbing steadily by $789 million annually, according to a new study by UCSF.

New Hair Growth Mechanism Discovered

UCSF News May 25, 2017
In experiments in mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells, directly trigger stem cells in the skin to promote healthy hair growth.

Keith Yamamoto Honored for Work in Precision Medicine

UCSF News May 24, 2017
The Precision Medicine World Conference has named Keith Yamamoto a 2017 recipient of the Luminary Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals who have advanced precision medicine.

User-Friendly Decision-Making Tools Help Older Adults Make Choices for Future Medical Care

UCSF News May 18, 2017
A user-friendly website and advance directive form given directly to patients can be highly effective in empowering older adults to plan for their future medical care.

When Women Are Fully Informed about Pelvic Exams, Desire for the Exam Plummets

UCSF News May 18, 2017
Providing healthy women with information about pelvic examinations, including a professional society’s strong recommendation against them, substantially decreases the patients’ desire for the exam.

New Generation Clinic to Co-Locate in Homeless Prenatal Program

UCSF News May 17, 2017
The New Generation Health Center will continue to provide reproductive health care for teens and young adults through a new partnership that will enable it to co-locate across the street from its current location.

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Urges ‘Moral Leadership’ in 2017 UCSF Commencement Address

UCSF News May 15, 2017
Vivek Murthy, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, urged UCSF’s graduating medical students to stand up for truth, science and the most vulnerable among us, in his commencement address.

Novel Surgical Technique Paves Way to Restoring Failing Organs

UCSF News May 14, 2017
By piercing liver cells with rapid pulses of electricity, scientists at UC San Francisco have demonstrated an entirely new way to transplant cells into organs to treat disease.

Diane Havlir on Nearing the End of HIV/AIDS

UCSF News May 11, 2017
Since her days as a physician trainee, Diane Havlir, now Chief of the HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine Division at UCSF, has continued the crusade to end AIDS. She spoke about global HIV elimination at Fortune’s Brainstorm Health Conference in San Diego on May 2.

UCSF Fresno Names Ivan Albert Gomez as Chief of Family and Community Medicine

UCSF News May 9, 2017
After a nationwide search, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program recently announced the appointment of Ivan Albert Gomez as Chief of Family and Community Medicine and Vice-Chair of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF.

Physician Moms Are Often Subject to Workplace Discrimination

UCSF News May 8, 2017
Of the nearly 6,000 physician mothers in the survey, nearly 78 percent reported discrimination of any type.

Research Funding, Health Care Reform Are Key Issues During Chancellor’s Trip to Washington

UCSF News May 5, 2017
Federal funding for biomedical research and ongoing support for affordable comprehensive health coverage were the top two issues on the list of topics that Chancellor Sam Hawgood discussed with policymakers and key Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C., this week.

Discrimination Contributes to Asthma Rates in African-American, Latino Children

UCSF News Apr 27, 2017
Children’s exposure to racial and ethnic discrimination has been linked to their likelihood of having asthma in a new study by UCSF researchers.

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