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‘Stand Up For Science’ Teach-In, Rally Highlight Importance of Public Support, Diversity in Science

Apr 24, 2017
Hundreds of people eager to show their support for science turned out for UC San Francisco’s Stand Up For Science teach-in and rally on April 22, which highlighted diversity and the importance of federal funding for research.

New Funding Will Support Research into Biology of Malaria Parasite

Apr 21, 2017
UCSF researcher Grant Dorsey received federal funding for the Program for Resistance, Immunology, Surveillance and Modeling of Malaria in Uganda.

For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable with Alcohol than with Pot

Apr 18, 2017
Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

Low Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Found Among Mentally Ill

Apr 17, 2017
Women enrolled in California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women.

Cognitive Decline After Surgery Tied to Brain's Own Immune Cells

Apr 6, 2017
After undergoing surgery, elderly patients often experience cloudy thinking. Mounting evidence suggests that heightened inflammation in the brain following surgery is the more likely cause.

Race Ranks Higher than Pounds in Diabetes, Heart-Health Risks

Apr 3, 2017
Americans of South Asian descent are twice as likely as whites to have risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, when their weight is in the normal range.

New Polio Virus Evolution Insights Could Lead to Improved Vaccine

Mar 27, 2017
UCSF researchers have helped to identify the three evolutionary steps the polio virus used to evolve from harmless vaccine into a regional menace. With the new knowledge, they have developed a new polio vaccine that should be unable to escape and cause outbreaks.

As Health Policy Faces Change Under the New Administration, Drew Altman Gives an Outlook

Mar 27, 2017
Health policies under the new presidential administration could bring widespread changes at the national and statewide level, according to Drew Altman, president and chief executive of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, who spoke about the topic at UCSF on March 21.

Partnership Develops Ambitious Public Health Policies on Sugar, Alcohol and Children’s Dental Health

Mar 23, 2017
UCSF has worked strategically with community partners in the SFHIP to enact high-impact policies, such as banning sugar-sweetened beverages from hospitals, to improve public health and reduce health inequities in the city.

Cell Division Talk Takes Top Prize at 2017 UCSF Grad Slam

Mar 22, 2017
Christina Hueschen took home the top prize at this year’s UCSF Grad Slam competition for her talk titled “How to Build an Elephant.”

Distinguishing Between Dementia and Depression with Neuroimaging

Mar 15, 2017
Neuroimaging is helping to distinguish between depression and dementia – two diseases with overlapping symptoms that can be difficult to diagnose properly.

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