Quantcast
Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 10:45 EDT

Latest University of California, San Francisco Stories

Yeast Mothers Sacrifice All For Their Babies
2012-11-09 10:28:33

University of California - San Francisco UCSF discovery shows evolution at work in the laboratory A mother's willingness to sacrifice her own health and safety for the sake of her children is a common narrative across cultures — and by no means unique to humans alone. Female polar bears starve, dolphin mothers stop sleeping and some spider moms give themselves as lunch for their crawly babies' first meal. Now an unexpected discovery at the University of California, San...

2012-11-09 08:28:25

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. A. Eugene Washington, M.D., M.Sc., who holds several prominent health care executive positions affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), the world's most comprehensive and broadly based health care products company. Dr. Washington serves as Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences and Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,...

Promising Nerve Research From Stem Cells Plus Nanofibers
2012-11-07 15:29:57

University of Michigan Health System Researchers coax cells to grow and myelinate along thin fibers, with potential use in testing treatments for neurological diseases Every week in his clinic at the University of Michigan, neurologist Joseph Corey, M.D., Ph.D., treats patients whose nerves are dying or shrinking due to disease or injury. He sees the pain, the loss of ability and the other effects that nerve-destroying conditions cause — and wishes he could give patients more...

2012-11-01 23:12:39

Congenital diarrheal disorders (CDD) are a group of rare intestinal diseases that are caused by genetic mutations. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Robert Farese and colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco, identified a family with two of three children affected by CDD. The affected children both carried a rare mutation in the DGAT1 gene. DGAT1 mediates the formation of triglycerides and is being assessed as a therapeutic target in the treatment...

2012-10-23 14:07:50

UCSF study finds transplant wait-list deaths are not just due to organ availability Most liver transplant candidates who died or were removed from the transplant list actually received one or more liver donation offers, according to a recent UCSF study. "What we found challenges the simplistic view that transplant dynamics are driven simply by organ availability," said lead author, Jennifer Lai, MD, assistant clinical professor in the UCSF Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology....

2012-10-23 07:30:23

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Phreesia is proud to appoint Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH, as Chief Medical Advisor. Dr. Gonzales, general internist and Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), advises Phreesia as it continues to bridge the gap between patient check-in and clinical engagement by harnessing its proprietary technology to engage patients at the point of care. (Logo:...

2012-10-17 11:23:10

COLD SPRING, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In their latest medical website design launches, the global healthcare marketing strategists at Aurora Information Technology, Inc. (Aurora IT), demonstrate the ease with which they balance patient-friendly design, complex medical information, and behind-the-scenes Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Bay Area University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children's Hospital, one of the top ten premier hospitals in the U.S., and Northern...

2012-10-15 11:27:27

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rates of diagnosed diabetes are much higher among some Asian subgroups than is apparent when aggregating all Asians as a whole, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research and the University of California, San Francisco which appears in the current online issue of Diabetes Care. In this first study to look at Asian subgroup differences in a population with uniform access to health care, there was...

2012-10-03 02:27:43

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced the addition of three industry veterans to its senior leadership team. Dr. Vance Vanier joins Verinata as President, Dr. Keith Jones as Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Dr. Suchetta Bhatt as Vice President of Genetics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120425/SF94380LOGO) "As we expand our...

2012-09-11 06:23:56

JERICHO, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) announced today that The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has selected the HCCS COI-SMART system to automate their conflict of interest disclosure process. The COI-SMART system will assist UCSF in complying with new National Institute of Health (NIH) conflict of interest disclosure regulations by managing and reporting on COI disclosures for nearly 5000 faculty, post-docs, and fellows....