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Amputee Athletes Maximize Their Physical Potential at UCSF

November 16, 2012 More than 60 amputee athletes recently participated in the first civilian training program of its kind designed to assist amputees in maximizing their physical potential through a broad range of resources offered by the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Wandering Minds Associated With Aging Cells

November 16, 2012 A preliminary UCSF study suggests a possible link between mind wandering and aging, by looking at a biological measure of longevity.

Mosaic Project: Connecting the UCSF Community Through Art

November 15, 2012 More than 60 volunteers turned out on a recent weekend to break up, lay down, and glue over 7,200 pieces of tile, mirrors, glass gems, and other materials to create an inspiring mosaic art piece at the pool area at UCSF's Parnassus campus.

Personalized Medicine From Genomics and Bioinformatics Highlighted at UCSF Genetics Symposium

November 14, 2012 Personalized medicine advances arising from genetic discoveries were the primary focus of wide-ranging presentations at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics 2012 Symposium on Nov. 5.

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.

UCSF Receives $2 Million to Advance UC-Wide Biobanking Initiative

November 09, 2012 UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has been awarded $2 million to advance a biobanking project involving the five University of California campuses.

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.

AAMC Board Chair Mark Laret Calls On Academic Medical Centers to 'Think Differently'

November 08, 2012 Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, says academic medical centers must reconsider their traditions, practices and culture to thrive amidst significant funding cuts.

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.

'Hero of the Hudson' Applies Lessons from Aviation to Improve Patient Safety

November 07, 2012 Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully landed a jetliner in New York's Hudson River in 2009, shared lessons from the aviation industry with UCSF leaders, physicians and health sciences students that he said could greatly improve patient safety.

Passage of Proposition 30 Puts Education on Path to Fiscal Stability

November 07, 2012 The University of California will avoid $250 million in spending cuts this year, after voters Tuesday approved Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's signature tax measure.

TEDx San Francisco and UCSF Present '7 Billion Well: Re-Imagining Global Health' on Saturday

November 06, 2012 TEDx San Francisco and UCSF Global Health Sciences are uniting forces for the first time ever to showcase "7 Billion Well," a global health-focused TEDx event on November 10.

TEDx San Francisco and UCSF Present '7 Billion Well: Re-imaging Global Health' on Saturday

November 06, 2012 TEDx San Francisco and UCSF Global Health Sciences are uniting forces for the first time ever to showcase "7 Billion Well," a global health-focused TEDx event on November 10.

Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in Phase III Clinical Trial

November 06, 2012 Hospitalized heart failure patients who received the drug, serelaxin, in a phase III clinical trial had fewer disease symptoms and as a group experienced 37 percent fewer deaths over six months, according to results of a new study.

Genetically Modified Food Labeling Through the Lens of Public Health

November 05, 2012 As Californians prepare to vote on Proposition 37, which would require labeling of food that’s been genetically modified, debate continues on the health implications of eating such foods.

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