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Genital Injuries: Painful Yet Mostly Preventable

November 13, 2012 A comprehensive survey of genital injuries over the last decade involving mishaps with consumer products — like overzealous zipping — that brought adults to U.S. emergency rooms reveals that such accidents are common and may be preventable, according to doctors at UCSF.

Even Yeast Mothers Sacrifice All for Their Babies

November 08, 2012 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. Now an unexpected discovery at UCSF shows that even yeast “mothers” do it, giving all to their offspring — even at the cost of their own lives.

Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Had Significantly Increased Risk of Leukemia

November 08, 2012 A 20-year study following 110,645 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident shows that the workers share a significant increased risk of developing leukemia.

Gladstone President to Receive Prestigious Pacesetter Award

October 29, 2012 Gladstone President R. Sanders "Sandy" Williams, MD, a professor of medicine at UCSF, will receive the ARCS Foundation’s 2012 Pacesetter Award next week for his lifelong dedication to furthering education and his extensive contributions to science and medicine.

Academia Should Fulfill Social Contract by Supporting Bioscience Startups, Case Study Says

October 25, 2012 Universities should do a better job translating public funding into health and jobs, according to a new case study by UCSF researchers.

Most Liver Transplant Candidates Receive Donation Offers

October 22, 2012 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.

Three UCSF Faculty Members Named to Institute of Medicine

October 15, 2012 Three UCSF faculty members are among the 70 newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the areas of medical sciences, health care and public health.

Pacific Islanders, South Asians and Filipinos Have Higher Rates of Diabetes Than All Other Ethnic Groups

October 15, 2012 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 Division of Research and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) which appears in the current online issue of Diabetes Care.

Transplantation of Embryonic Neurons Raises Hope for Treating Brain Diseases

October 11, 2012 The unexpected survival of embryonic neurons transplanted into the brains of newborn mice in a series of experiments at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) raises hope for the possibility of using neuronal transplantation to treat diseases like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and schizophrenia.

Researchers Map Gene 'Bursting' in Protein Production

October 09, 2012 Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have mapped the precise frequency by which genes get turned on across the human genome, providing new insight into the most fundamental of cellular processes — and revealing new clues as to what happens when this process goes awry.

Artificial Kidney Project at UCSF Receives $3 Million in New Funding

October 01, 2012 A $750,000 gift from the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation is spurring a UCSF-led effort to create the first implantable artificial kidney for patients with kidney failure.

Global Health to Launch Hub at UCSF With $20 Million Gift

September 19, 2012 UCSF has received a $20 million gift from philanthropist Chuck Feeney to build a new hub for Global Health Sciences at the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

ICU Study Awarded Grant from Moore Foundation

August 28, 2012 A multi-center study of intensive care units (ICU) led by UCSF faculty has received a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant of $2.1 million. The study of ICUs, including two at UCSF, aims to better understand the nature of team-based care and patient involvement in ICU settings.

UCSF Names New Vice Chancellor for University Development

August 15, 2012 John B. Ford, a longtime leader in fundraising for top universities, has been named Vice Chancellor, University Development and Alumni Relations at UCSF.

Depression Linked with Increased Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease

August 08, 2012 Depression was linked with an increased risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in a study of more than 1,000 men and women with heart disease conducted by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

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