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Cognitive Benefits of 'Young Blood' Linked to Brain Protein in Mice

Feb 20, 2018
Loss of an enzyme that modifies gene activity to promote brain regeneration may be partly responsible for age-related cognitive decline, according to new research in laboratory mice by UCSF.

Marijuana Should Be Packaged, Regulated Following Tobacco Control Best Practices

Feb 13, 2018
California should take an assertive approach to cannabis labeling, packaging and product formulation, according to a new UCSF study.

Hip Hop Meets Health in a Campaign Against Type 2 Diabetes

Feb 12, 2018
CVP and Youth Speaks, are releasing four new spoken word videos as part of a health campaign to end type 2 diabetes in youth and young adults.

Despite Bans, Toxic Flame Retardants Continue to Show Up in Pregnant Women’s Blood

Feb 5, 2018
A UCSF research team has found that while banning flame-retardant chemicals initially led to a reduction in exposure, a disturbing trend is emerging of exposure leveling off or even rising again.

A Brain Chemical Blamed for Mental Decline in Old Age Could Hold Key to Its Reversal

Feb 5, 2018
UCSF researchers have identified the buildup of one brain chemical as a key culprit behind age-related learning and memory impairments. Tuning levels of this chemical in the worm C. elegans, they could delay and even reverse the declines of old age.

Could a Protein Called Klotho Block Dementia and Aging?

Jan 29, 2018
Denal Dubal, an associate professor of neurology at UCSF, thinks we can use the science of aging to help stave off these neurodegenerative diseases.

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.

San Francisco Cancer Initiative Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges

Jan 9, 2018
SF CAN is targeting the five most common cancers which collectively account for half of all new cancers in San Francisco.

1 in 5 Older Patients with Chronic Disease Report Health Care Discrimination

Dec 14, 2017
Researchers said all the groups in the study – Black, White and Hispanic – reported high rates of discrimination for one reason or another.

Most Popular Science Stories of 2017

Dec 13, 2017
Whether you are seeing them for the first time or coming back for another look, check out the most popular scientific stories from UC San Francisco from the past year.

In 2018, Advocates Will Keep Pushing to Prioritize Science and Health Care Policies

Dec 13, 2017
Heading into the new year, political issues in Washington, D.C., and in California have the potential to disrupt scientific funding, limit the flow of new scientists and clinicians through immigration changes, and shake up the health care system.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee

Dec 12, 2017
UCSF mourns the loss of Mayor Edwin Lee, who partnered with the University on a number of initiatives that improved the city’s health access and economic vitality.

San Francisco Moves Toward Zero New HIV Infections with Help from UCSF

Dec 1, 2017
Much of San Francisco’s progress in fighting new HIV infections can likely be contributed to Getting to Zero – a citywide collaboration to end HIV transmission that was co-founded by UCSF.

Stress in Pregnancy Linked to Changes in Infant’s Nervous System, Less Smiling, Less Resilience

Nov 22, 2017
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth.

Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

Nov 21, 2017
The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry's interests.

As Genetic Testing Goes Mainstream, Clinics Emerge to Guide Patients Through Information

Nov 20, 2017
UCSF is moving to make genetic testing a routine part of medical care, and one step in that direction is the opening of the Preventive Genomics Clinic.

Most Nursing Home Residents Eligible for Palliative Care

Nov 20, 2017
Nearly 70 percent of nursing home residents are eligible for palliative care, but do not receive any corresponding support to provide relief from their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Functional Impairment in Middle Age Often Leads to Further Decline

Nov 13, 2017
Nearly 40 percent of individuals who experience an episode of functional impairment in middle age see further functional decline, or even death.

MEDIA ADVISORY: City of San Francisco, UCSF to Bring Attention to Community Issue of Preterm Birth

Nov 7, 2017
San Francisco, City leaders and UCSF physicians are coming together to recognize community efforts to turn the curve on the preterm birth epidemic and the need for more attention on it.