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In the U.S. News annual survey for 2018-19, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ campuses in Oakland and San Francisco placed among the country’s finest in all 10 pediatric specialties that were surveyed.
Researchers identified a protein that cancer cells use as a shield to protect the PI3K pathway against targeted drugs, and showed that blocking this protein allowed previously ineffective therapies to slow cancer cell growth and shrink tumors.
Lloyd Hollingsworth “Holly” Smith Jr., a visionary physician-scientist whose uncompromising quest for excellence over a career spanning half a century helped transform UCSF into the world-renowned health sciences university it is today, died peacefully at his home on June 18.
UCSF has received two gifts of real estate properties that will ease the housing crunch for faculty and free up space for thriving clinical and academic programs at Mission Bay – supporting key University goals.
Forty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half of the remainder are not arrhythmic – the only situation in which CPR and defibrillators are effective.
UCSF scientists have improved mobility in rats that had experienced debilitating strokes by using electrical stimulation to restore a distinctive pattern of brain cell activity associated with efficient movement.
People with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes, with even higher risks among patients who are African American or Hispanic, according to a new study led by UCSF.
With a new project – Rural Health Advanced Practice Training – the UCSF School of Nursing hopes to help fill gaps in health care by encouraging and training advanced practice nurses to work in rural settings.
A staggering 64,000 people in the United States died in 2016 from drug overdoses – and a study led by UCSF’s Daniel Ciccarone is aiming to get at the heart of of the problem, including by interviewing opioid users.
The journey from discovering and developing effective, precise medications to using them correctly and safely in patients is hardly fast and easy. Nor is it a straight shot. Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy are challenging the status quo every step of the way.