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​This year’s Nobel Prize winners in medicine were three unique scientists who deconstructed how cells keep time. On Oct. 2, the Nobel Assembly awarded its 2017 Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms.” The foundations these men laid in the biology of timekeeping established greater understanding of the connection between our genetic material and the Earth’s daily rotation.
[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, Volume 17, Number 3, 20 October 1972.] The campus is about to lose one of its oldest structures. A seismic study done during the summer at the Chancellor's request resulted in the finding that the 610 Parnassus Residence Hall "would not perform satisfactorily in even a modest earthquake."

For years we have known that spaceflight causes immune dysfunction, weakening the human body’s ability to fight off even the common cold.

In April, the Associated Students of the Graduate Division (ASGD) developed and administered a survey to get at this question.

On May 16, the Primary Care Progress chapter at UCSF with sponsorship from the Associated Students of the School of Nursing (ASSN) and San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), hosted Social Histories, a storytelling slam event that invited Bay Area provi

Most of us enter the health profession with idyllic views and goals of being able to treat all patients equally, reducing obstacles to provide for the underserved, and changing lives. However, many of us are met with the realities of debt and changes in the healthcare system. Scores of us travel across the country to lobby for changes, and sometimes it’s hard to see any headway or find stories that inspire us rather than make the task seem more daunting. Every year, the UCSF Dental Almuni Association awards a Medal of Honor, and the American College of Dentists awards a Distinguished Faculty Member.

Two faculty members shared their respective career paths and experiences as academic scientists of diverse backgrounds during an April 19 event hosted by Scientists 4 Diversity (S4D), an event attended by UCSF students, postdocs, and employees.

The spring season brings excitement, decisions, and stress for senior medical students in the form of the Match, the nationwide system that matches newly-minted doctors with residency programs. Those applying to U.S.

It was a crazy week for science. Naturally, there was a media firestorm following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. To the surprise of many, science was at the forefront of several controversies. Scientists are now organizing a “March for Science,” inspired by the Women’s March on Washington.

Thousands of medical students are voicing opposition to President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head of the Department of Health and Human Services, with many threatening to leave the American Medical Association for its quick endorsement of the