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UCSF Makes Top 5 in World Rankings for Medical, Life Sciences Universities

UCSF Makes Top 5 in World Rankings for Medical, Life Sciences Universities

August 18, 2014

UC San Francisco is among the top universities in the world yet again, ranking second in clinical medicine and pharmacy and fifth in life sciences in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

August 15, 2014

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us – which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold – may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.
 

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Bone Drugs May Not Protect Osteoporotic Women from Breast Cancer

August 11, 2014

Osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates may not protect women from breast cancer as had been thought, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
 

Cancer Categories Recast in Largest-Ever Genomic Study

Cancer Categories Recast in Largest-Ever Genomic Study

August 7, 2014

New research partly led by UC San Francisco-affiliated scientists suggests that one in 10 cancer patients would be more accurately diagnosed if their tumors were defined by cellular and molecular criteria rather than by the tissues in which they originated, and that this information, in turn, could lead to more appropriate treatments.

UC Regents Confirm Sam Hawgood as UCSF’s 10th Chancellor

UC Regents Confirm Sam Hawgood as UCSF’s 10th Chancellor

July 17, 2014

Sam Hawgood, MBBS, was confirmed Thursday morning as UC San Francisco’s 10th chancellor in a unanimous vote by the UC Board of Regents. The appointment is effective immediately.

UCSF Medical Center Ranked Eighth Nationally By U.S. News

UCSF Medical Center Ranked Eighth Nationally By U.S. News

July 15, 2014

UCSF Medical Center is among the nation's premier hospitals for the 13th consecutive year, ranking as the eighth best hospital in the country in the 2014-2015 America's Best Hospitals survey from U.S. News & World Report, and once again securing a spot among the top 10 hospitals nationwide.

UCSF Commentary: Tweet Your Way to Better Health

UCSF Commentary: Tweet Your Way to Better Health

July 11, 2014

Twitter and other social media should be better utilized to convey public health messages, especially to young adults, according to a new analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco.
 
A Multipronged Attack on Ras

A Multipronged Attack on Ras

July 11, 2014

Researchers are approaching the problem of Ras from a number of different angles – directly attacking the protein, disrupting its signaling and focusing on targets that are triggered by Ras.

Targeting a Key Driver of Cancer: Part III

Targeting a Key Driver of Cancer: Part III

July 7, 2014

Pharmaceutical, biotech and academic laboratories long have tried to develop drugs to target Ras. Most of the efforts focused on K-Ras, which is one of the three different types, or “isoforms,” of Ras – the others are N-Ras and H-Ras – and is the most

Targeting a Key Driver of Cancer: Part II

Targeting a Key Driver of Cancer: Part II

June 27, 2014

When Todd and Lisa Harris were informed that their 10-month-old son Evan had cancer, they were very upset, but they also felt as if a weight had been lifted. “At least now we had an answer, albeit an extremely painful one, and a path forward,” Lisa Harris said about her son’s diagnosis at the time.