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Can Women Decide for Themselves?

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

Not a bad idea at all, making one's own decisions. Unfortunately, it's not always easy today if those are health care decisions, especially if you're a woman, especially if you're poor, especially if you live in the many, many areas of the U.S. without access to a women's health clinic.

How Online Gaming Could Shed Light On Alzheimer's, Depression, PTSD

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living

All those hours you log playing brain teaser games on your phone could be applied to a much greater good. As part of research to uncover cures for som...

Investigators Still Baffled By Polio-Like Illness In Children

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living

A month after the polio-like illness paralyzing children in California made national headlines and a year-and-a-half after outbreaks were first spotte...

What Calico Cats Can Teach Us About Obesity

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science

House cats -- in all their notoriously lazy glory -- may actually help scientists figure out how to control obesity in humans. Researchers at the U...

Is This Startup Ready for Investment?

Steve Blank | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Since 2005 startup accelerators have provided cohorts of startups with mentoring, pitch practice and product focus. However, accelerator Demo Days are...

Achieving Global Health Equality Within a Generation

Larry Summers | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Larry Summers

If we make the right investments in the health sector today, we could achieve universally low rates of infectious, maternal and child deaths by 2035.

Lessons Learned in Therapeutics

Steve Blank | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. Doctors, rese...

Lessons Learned in Digital Health

Steve Blank | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. Part 1: iss...

We've Seen the Future of Translational Medicine and It's Disruptive

Steve Blank | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

A team of 110 researchers and clinicians, in therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health in 25 teams at UCSF has just shown us the future of...

A New Approach To Alzheimer's Treatment That Just Might Work

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living

A group of researchers in San Francisco are exploring a new approach to Alzheimer's treatment that will tackle an unexplored protein that is closely l...

How Do You Want to Spend the Next 4 Years of Your Life?

Steve Blank | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

As our Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences class winds down, a good number of the 26 teams are trying to figure out whether they should go forward to tur...

When Customers Make You Smarter

Steve Blank | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We talk a lot about Customer Development, but there's nothing like seeing it in action to understand its power. Here's what happened when an extraordi...

Well They 'Should' Be Our Customers

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

When scientists and engineers who've been working in the lab for years try to commercialize their technology they often get trapped by their own belie...

Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences - Distribution Channels

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We're teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) at UCSF with a team of...

Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences - Value Proposition and Customers

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We're deep into teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) at UCSF with...

300 Teams in Two Years

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

This is the start of the third year teaching teams of scientists (professors and their graduate students) in the National Science Foundation Innovatio...

This Simple Garment May Be A Lifesaver For At-Risk New Moms

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact

A garment originally conceived for astronauts may be a life-saving solution to the number one killer of new mothers, a recent study found. The Life...

Study Aims To Show Singing In Choirs Is Good For Seniors

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty

What might motivate researchers to solicit senior singers for a dozen choirs around San Francisco? Backed by a $1.9 million grant from the Nationa...

Study Debunks Myth About Childbirth And Sexual Disfunction

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents

Sexual dysfunction is not a long-term result of childbirth, a University of California, San Francisco study reports. The study, published in the jo...

How This Young Woman Is Changing The Air We Breathe

Intel Foundation | Posted 10.04.2013 | Green
Intel Foundation

Naomi Shah's family was not exempt from these ailments. Ever since she can remember, her brother and father suffered from allergies and respiratory illnesses and while most of these often have a season, their symptoms persisted year-round.

Abortion Legislation Preempts Parents' Call: Art, Politics Trade Places in Missouri

Tracy Weitz | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Tracy Weitz

I am struck by how art and politics seem to have traded places in Missouri. The documentary After Tiller represents everything that is messy and complicated about the world, while politics here seem to exist in a fantasy world.

Health Policy Gurus Gather: The UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at 40

Steve Heilig | Posted 05.19.2013 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

At the recent 40th anniversary dinner of the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at San Francisco's beautiful City Hall rotunda, a tablemate remarked "If the big quake hit now and this place collapsed, American health care would have to start all over."

Optimal Diets for Longevity: The Science, Not the Hype

Jay Williams, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Williams, Ph.D.

The conversation regarding what constitutes the ideal diet for optimal wellness and longevity is an ongoing and exhausting debate. Experts from each respective dietary camp have a plethora of data pointing to their case for why their particular system is the gold standard.

UCSF Denies Dying Immigrant Kidney Transplant Despite Donor And Insurance

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.02.2012 | San Francisco

Jesus Navarro had everything he needed to get a kidney transplant in the United States--private insurance and a willing donor, his wife, with a compat...

Save Lives, Tax Soda

Wendy Gordon | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Wendy Gordon

Let's make 2012 the year we get smart about taxes, and tax less of those things we want more of, like jobs and income, and more of the things we want less of, like health damaging sugars. You can have your cake, just pay for it.