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SFGH Trauma Surgeon Works to Prevent Injuries in San Francisco

August 08, 2011 San Francisco General Hospital trauma surgeon Rochelle Dicker, who has treated many pedestrians who ended up in the emergency room after being struck by vehicles, is working with city officials to help make the streets of San Francisco safer.

Discovery Suggests Way to Shorten TB Treatment

March 04, 2011 A team of researchers led by Lalita Ramakrishnan, of the University of Washington, and UCSF's Lynn Connolly has discovered that one of the reasons TB treatments take so long is because the bacteria actively fight back against the antibiotics prescribed. 

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.

Anti-Parasite Drugs for Neglected Chagas Disease Are in the Works

July 21, 2010 Larissa Podust, PhD, is working on a new drug for Chagas disease, a neglected scourge.

Immune Tolerance Network offers key breakthrough in blood vessel disease

July 16, 2010 Results of a clinical trial through the UCSF-sponsored Immune Tolerance Network may offer the first new treatment in 40 years for the devastating blood vessel disease known as anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis.

International Expert to Lecture on Challenges to Develop AIDS Vaccine

April 02, 2010 Seth Berkley, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, will talk about the global hunt for a vaccine at UCSF on April 5.

Sugary Drinks Are a Big Contributor to New Diabetes Cases, Researchers Say

March 29, 2010 Talk of taxing sugary drinks may spread in light of a new study that connects soft drink consumption with diabetes.

UCSF study finds clinic-based HIV prevention is effective in reducing risk behaviors

March 24, 2010 UCSF researchers have shown that delivering HIV prevention services to people living with HIV in clinical settings can sharply reduce their sexual risk behaviors.

Positive prevention toolkit aims to assist global training of HIV/AIDS caregivers

March 09, 2010 UCSF prevention experts have released the Positive Prevention Toolkit, a collection of resources designed to enable HIV/AIDS caregivers to provide prevention messages when interacting with HIV-positive patients. The goal is to help patients modify their behavior to reduce risk and decrease the spread of HIV.

UCSF Forum to Focus on Tobacco Research, Education

February 03, 2010 Douglas Bettcher, director of the World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative, will talk about reining in Big Tobacco during a symposium at UCSF on February 12.

Expert to Talk about Body's Natural Defenses in Preventing, Treating Cancer

January 14, 2010 Cancer survivor David Servan-Schreiber, a physician, neuroscientist and science writer, will speak about preventing and treating cancer at UCSF on Friday, Jan. 15.

UCSF to Offer H1N1 Vaccine for All Employees, Students

January 07, 2010 Employees and students with a UCSF identification badge may receive H1N1 vaccines at UCSF beginning January 11.

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