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Top Trends in Health and Science for 2015

Top Trends in Health and Science for 2015

December 17, 2014

"For the first time ever, we're able to pinpoint to important molecular features shared by cancers that affect different tissues, and, conversely, to make important distinctions between cancers that affect the same tissue. This will have huge implications for therapy as we begin to ...
The Art of Healing

The Art of Healing

December 9, 2014

The idea of art as medicine dates back to antiquity, but recently the concept is drawing increasing interest from the medical and science communities.
 
Two UCSF Researchers Awarded Funding for Work on Pediatric Oncology

Two UCSF Researchers Awarded Funding for Work on Pediatric Oncology

December 2, 2014

Two UC San Francisco faculty members are among three promising young researchers nationally recognized for their work in pediatric oncology. UCSF’s Adam de Smith, PhD, and Kyle Walsh, PhD, will share a $1.35 million award with Duke University’s Lisa Crose, PhD.
 
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Nonsmokers In Automobiles Are Exposed to Significant Secondhand Smoke

November 13, 2014

Nonsmokers sitting in an automobile with a smoker for one hour had markers of significantly increased levels of carcinogens and other toxins in their urine, indicating that secondhand smoke in motor vehicles poses a potentially major health risk according to a groundbreaking study led by UC San Francisco researchers.

Bridging the Gap in Precision Medicine

Bridging the Gap in Precision Medicine

November 7, 2014

For entertainment giants such as Netflix and HBO, there’s an oft-cited concept known as “the last mile.” It refers to the performance bottleneck that can arise in the short, final stretch of cable that links their vast, sophisticated server farms to the humble jack ...
New Software Platform Bridges Gap in Precision Medicine for Cancer

New Software Platform Bridges Gap in Precision Medicine for Cancer

November 6, 2014

UC San Francisco has unveiled a new cloud-based software platform that significantly advances precision medicine for cancer.

Childhood Cancer Expert Champions Innovative Treatment at New Hospital

Childhood Cancer Expert Champions Innovative Treatment at New Hospital

November 4, 2014

It offers whimsical works of art by celebrated artists, interactive exhibits designed by the Exploratorium and acres of rooftop gardens. When UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco moves to its new home at Mission Bay, it will even feature a fleet of robots that glide silently across hospital hallways bearing food trays or linens.

Environmental Carcinogens Leave Distinctive Genetic Imprints in Tumors

Environmental Carcinogens Leave Distinctive Genetic Imprints in Tumors

November 4, 2014

Genetically engineering tumors in mice, a technique that has dominated cancer research for decades, may not replicate important features of cancers caused by exposure to environmental carcinogens, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco scientists.

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Radiation Exposure Linked To Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

October 27, 2014

For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in Belarus who were exposed when they were children or adolescents to fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
 

UCSF Medical Center Again Named Best Hospital in San Francisco

UCSF Medical Center Again Named Best Hospital in San Francisco

October 23, 2014

UCSF Medical Center has been named the 2014-15 Consumer Choice Award winner for San Francisco by National Research Corporation, which identifies hospitals across the United States that health care consumers choose as having the highest quality provided by the best clinicians.