UCSF News

California Demand for Primary Care Providers to Exceed Supply by 2030

Aug 15, 2017
California is expected to face a statewide shortfall of primary care providers in the next 15 years.

Approval of Medical Device Changes Often Based on Low-Quality Research

Aug 15, 2017
Clinical trials that test changes in the design or use of high-risk medical devices are often poorly designed, and can rely on inadequate or potentially biased data.

Hormone Shows Promise as Cognition Enhancer

Aug 8, 2017
Scientists at UC San Francisco have found that administering a fragment of the klotho protein to young, aging or impaired mice rapidly improves their cognitive and physical performance.

Gut Feeling for Probiotics Benefits May Be Overstated, UCSF Study Shows

Aug 7, 2017
A study headed by UCSF researchers fuels the probiotics debate by finding that there is no clear evidence that a supplement of the “friendly” bacteria strain of lactobacillus prevents eczema.

Tiny Cellular Antennae Key to Fat Formation in Muscle

Jul 13, 2017
Scientists at UCSF have shown that cellular antennae called cilia, found on fat-forming cells interspersed in muscle, play a key role in this muscle-to-fat transformation.

UCSF Health Affiliates with Golden Gate Urgent Care

Jul 13, 2017
UCSF Health has signed an affiliation with Golden Gate Urgent Care to collaborate in providing top-quality urgent care in the GGUC’s six Bay Area locations.

Google Searches Could Help Track Cancer Incidence, Mortality

Jul 7, 2017
Google search volume across the United States could help fill in the gaps on cancer incidence and mortality data, according to a new study by scientists at UCSF and the University of Pennsylvania.

Feinstein Urges Safeguarding Medicaid on Visit to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Jul 7, 2017
Sen. Dianne Feinstein toured UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, highlighting the importance of safeguarding Medicaid for the health of children and families across the nation.

Incidents of Smoking Increase Dramatically in Youth-Focused, PG-13 Films

Jul 6, 2017
Youth-rated films, which are designed and marketed as kid-friendly, continue to fill the movie screen with tobacco imagery.

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