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UCSF launches resources on how to prevent toxic exposures in the environment

January 13, 2010 UCSF has launched online and print resources designed to help consumers make smarter decisions about substances that can harm general and reproductive health. A new brochure and web page include specific tips on reducing exposure to metals and synthetic chemicals in everyday life-- at home, at work, and in the community-- and provide links to other sources with more detailed information.

Periodic paralysis study reveals gene causing disorder

January 07, 2010 Scientists have identified a gene underlying a disease that causes temporary paralysis of skeletal muscle. The finding, they say, illustrates how investigations of rare genetic diseases can drive insights into more common ones.

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