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UCSF Partners with UCLA in New Exome Sequencing Initiative

April 9, 2014by Leland Kim

Clinical Laboratories at UCSF Medical Center have entered into a partnership with UCLA to have their laboratories perform exome sequencing for inherited disorders on UC San Francisco patients, effective April 14.

 

White House BRAIN Initiative Plants Seed for New UCSF Partnership

April 3, 2014by Gretchen Kiser, PhD

UCSF has recently partnered with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley to form the Tri-Institutional Partnership, in an effort to promote collaborative research among the three institutions.

 

Short-Term Physical Inactivity Impairs Vascular Function

March 25, 2014by Emily Nosova

Researchers from the UC San Francisco-affiliated Vascular Integrated Physiology and Experimental Therapeutics (VIPERx) Lab found that only a few days of being physically inactive may have detrimental effects on vascular function, in a pilot study recently published in the Journal of Surgical Research.

 

Bridging the Inpatient-Outpatient Divide

February 27, 2014by Jessica A. Eng, MD, and Michael A. Steinman, MD

In this editorial, two physicians with the UCSF Division of Geriatrics address the importance of delivering patient-centered care through collaboration between inpatient and outpatient providers. Specifically, the editorial discusses whether the hospital is an appropriate place to start long-term medications for chronic conditions.

 

The Economy a Factor in Pursuit of Academic Career in Science

February 20, 2014by Kristen Bole

More than 70 percent of postdoctoral scholars and graduate students at UC San Francisco have a decreased desire to pursue an academic career in science, specifically due to the economic environment for science, according to an October 2013 survey run by UCSF postdoctoral scholars.

 

The Link Between Affordability of Food and Hypoglycemia

January 14, 2014by Hilary Seligman, MD

A new study by UCSF researchers examines the link between the affordability of healthy food ingredients with certain health outcomes, such as risk for hypoglycemia among people with diabetes.

 

UCSF Researcher Identifies Key to Energy-Burning Brown Fat

November 15, 2013by Alex

Current anti-obesity treatments include strategies to prevent food energy from being absorbed, such as orlistat, which prevents fat absorption from food.

 

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