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UCSF Experts to Share Latest at 2020 Precision Medicine World Conference

UCSF Experts to Share Latest at 2020 Precision Medicine World Conference

January 17, 2020

Leading UC San Francisco experts will take the stage next week at Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC), where they will present their pioneering work spanning the spectrum from fundamental discovery to health care delivery and economics.   The 31 UCSF speakers are among the foremost leaders who ...
Researcher of the Month: Stephen Floor, PhD

Researcher of the Month: Stephen Floor, PhD

January 17, 2020

If cells are made of molecules that have no agency, how can they make decisions? Stephen Floor, PhD, assistant professor of cell and tissue biology in the School of Dentistry, is interested in the control of gene expression at the level of RNA. “For many genes, ...
‘Living Fossil’ May Upend Basic Tenet of Evolutionary Theory

‘Living Fossil’ May Upend Basic Tenet of Evolutionary Theory

January 16, 2020

The field of evolutionary biology has seen its share of spirited debates. But if there's one principle that virtually every expert in the field agrees on, it’s that natural selection occurs at the level of the genome.  But now, a UC San Francisco–led research team ...
Who Will Benefit From Precision Medicine?

Who Will Benefit From Precision Medicine?

January 12, 2020

from UCSF Magazine Winter 2020 One morning, as you’re getting out of bed, an intense pain grips your feet. Your toe joints are swollen again. It’s been happening for months now. You decide it’s time to get the problem checked out, so you pay a ...
Young Women Still May Be Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Young Women Still May Be Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

January 6, 2020

Pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21 during routine health visits, but a new study has found that millions of young women are unnecessarily undergoing the tests, which can lead to false-positive testing, over-treatment, anxiety and ...
JUUL Delivers Substantially More Nicotine than Previous Generation E-Cigs and Cigarettes

JUUL Delivers Substantially More Nicotine than Previous Generation E-Cigs and Cigarettes

January 6, 2020

JUUL delivers substantially more nicotine to the blood per puff than cigarettes or previous-generation e-cigarettes (e-cigs) and impairs blood vessel function comparable to cigarette smoke, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.  The study, which appears online Jan. 4, 2019, in Tobacco ...