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Legal Restrictions Compromise Effectiveness of Advance Directives

January 24, 2011 Current legal restrictions significantly compromise the clinical effectiveness of advance directives, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

UCSF tests promising solutions for cancer hair loss

December 13, 2010 UCSF physicians are combating a devastating side effect of chemotherapy with an innovative new program -- “Hair to Stay” -- to evaluate devices that could reduce scalp hair loss in breast cancer patients.

Blood Stem Cell, Leukemia Link Illuminated in UCSF-Led Study

August 16, 2010 A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.

Mutant mouse reveals potential genetic pathway for alcoholism

August 12, 2010 A mutation found in a mouse gene that also appears in humans might provide new insights into the genetic roots of alcoholism, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and UCSF. The study appears in the August 12, 2010, edition of “PLoS Genetics.”

Brain fitness program study reveals visual memory improvement in older adults

July 14, 2010 A commercial brain fitness program has been shown to improve memory in older adults, at least in the period soon after training. The findings are the first to show that practicing simple visual tasks can improve the accuracy of short-term, or “working” visual memory.

NEJM paper shows preventative benefit of antibiotic for liver disease

April 07, 2010 An international study published in the March 25 New England Journal of Medicine showed what researchers call a clinical breakthrough in one of the greatest unmet needs for patients with advanced liver disease.

Landmark Textbook Aims to Improve Clinician, Consumer Understanding of Lesbian Health

February 04, 2010 A landmark textbook focusing on lesbian health, based on extensive research and the clinical experience of its 46 chapter authors, is now available.