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UCSF Surgeon Reflects on Performing World's First Fetal Surgery 30 Years Ago

February 09, 2011 Surgeon Michael Harrison, often called the "Father of Fetal Surgery," reflects on the prenatal procedure he pioneered at UCSF in 1981 and how the specialty has evolved over three decades.

Cutting-Edge Interventional MRI System Transforms Brain Surgery for Parkinson's Patients

February 03, 2011 UCSF neurosurgeons and an MRI physicist have pioneered a faster, more accurate and less invasive surgical technique for treating patients with movement disorders, potentially changing the future of neurosurgery.

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 Sets First-Year Hiring Goal of 20 Percent for New Hospital Project at Mission Bay

January 28, 2011 UCSF is voluntarily committing to an ambitious goal for its new medical center at Mission Bay to hire a workforce averaging at least 20 percent San Francisco residents during the first year of the project.

Mother's Stem Cells Likely Key to Treating Genetic Disease Before Birth

January 18, 2011 UCSF researchers have tackled a decade-long scientific conundrum, and their discovery is expected to lead to significant advances in using stem cells to treat genetic diseases before birth.

Study Shows How Stress Causes Extensive Genetic Rewiring

January 12, 2011 A team of scientists in the United States, South Korea, and Switzerland has uncovered a vast, complex network of 160,000 genetic interactions within yeast cells that changes dramatically when the cells are subjected to stress.

Preserving Oral Health for a Lifetime

January 05, 2011 Susan Hyde, an award-winning professor and scientist with the UCSF School of Dentistry, promotes practices that preserve oral health and quality of life for both patients and practitioners.

UCSF team finds new source of immune cells during pregnancy

December 16, 2010 UCSF researchers have shown for the first time that the human fetal immune system arises from an entirely different source than the adult immune system, and is more likely to tolerate than fight foreign substances in its environment.

UCSF Chancellor Recaps Highlights of 2010

December 14, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann released a video message citing this year’s accomplishments in advancing the University’s top three priorities – patient care, discovery and education.

Challenge for the Children Fundraising Competition Heats Up

November 24, 2010 The social media-based fundraising campaign to raise money for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is in full swing with just weeks to go before it ends on December 16.

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 Pediatrics Professor Offers Advice to Parents on Talking About Sexual Behavior with Teens

November 02, 2010 In response to her study published Nov. 1 in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, speaks to UCSF Today about how parents can better approach teens on the topic of sex.

Having Oral Sex Increases Likelihood of Intercourse Among Teens

November 01, 2010 Half of teens who have oral sex during the ninth grade will have intercourse by the end of the 11th grade, and most sexually active teenagers will begin engaging in oral sex and sexual intercourse within the same six-month period, according to findings from a new survey conducted by researchers at UCSF and UC Merced.

Less chemotherapy works well for some childhood cancer

September 29, 2010 A particularly aggressive childhood cancer can be fought successfully with far less chemotherapy than previously believed, avoiding harmful side effects caused by cancer drugs.

UCSF-led team discovers familial link in rare childhood leukemia

August 09, 2010 A UCSF-led team has discovered a direct link between an inherited genetic mutation, a set of developmental abnormalities and a rare form of childhood leukemia called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML.

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