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Health Policy Experts To Analyze Legal Aspects Of Affordable Care Act

February 11, 2011 David Durenberger and Susan Bartlett Foote will outline a new look at the legal and political issues related to health care reform. Both are guest speakers at the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies seminar series on health reform.

UCSF Conference to Honor African-American Nurse

February 08, 2011 The UCSF community is invited to attend a conference to honor the late pioneering nurse Florence Stroud during Black History Month on February 11.

Aging, Chronic Disease and Telomeres Are Linked in Recent Studies

February 03, 2011 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn is not ready to predict how long you will live. But she and her UCSF colleagues are exploring a feature within cells that is a kind of hourglass for aging.

Walter Miller Receives Duke's Distinguished Alumnus Award

February 02, 2011 Walter Miller, professor of pediatrics at UCSF and chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, received Duke University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2010.

UCSF Community Members Take Part in First Wellness Expo

January 31, 2011 Many members of the UCSF community converged at the Milberry Union to participate in UCSF’s first-ever wellness expo.

Schizophrenia: Early Diagnosis, Treatment Key, But Stigma Remains

January 26, 2011 Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference for patients with schizophrenia. Unfortunately, diagnosis often is delayed for months or years.

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.

Blood Test Predicts Cognitive Decline, and "Cognitive Reserve" Protects Against That Decline, Study Shows

January 18, 2011 Low blood levels of beta-amyloid 42, a protein-like substance, were associated with the risk of significant cognitive decline within nine years in a group of elders, in a study led by Kristine Yaffe, MD, chief of geriatric psychiatry at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Studies Find Inequalities in Trauma Care Are Widespread

January 17, 2011 African Americans, the foreign-born, and the near-poor are more likely to encounter barriers to being treated at a trauma center, according to new research reports by UCSF emergency medicine physician and researcher Renee Hsia, and her colleagues.

New test can predict complications from kidney disease

December 16, 2010 Cystatin C, a blood marker of kidney function, proved significantly more accurate than the standard blood marker, creatinine, in predicting serious complications of kidney disease, in a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

UCSF "fountain of youth" pill could restore aging immune system

December 13, 2010 UCSF researchers have identified an existing medication that restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health as people age.

UC Commission on the Future Releases Final Report

December 06, 2010 The final report of the University of California Commission on the Future, convened last year to map out strategies to preserve excellence and access through the state fiscal crisis and beyond, was unveiled today (Dec. 6).

Soft drink industry should focus on child nutrition in developing world

November 10, 2010 Soft drink companies are well-positioned to help combat child malnutrition in developing countries because of their expanding business and extensive distribution routes.

UCSF scientists speak out against airport full-body scans

November 04, 2010 Four UCSF scientists sent a letter last April to the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, expressing concern about the health risks of full body scanners being implemented at U.S. airports.

Cell Health Linked to Positive Mood Changes in Meditation

November 03, 2010 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, and researcher Elissa Epel, PhD, are co-authors with UC Davis scientists of a paper showing that the positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater activity of the enzyme telomerase.

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