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Six UCSF Researchers Named Fellows of National Scientific Society

November 29, 2012 Six UCSF researchers have been selected this year as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for scientific work or socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

Two UCSF Faculty Named to State Committee that Identifies Toxic Chemicals

November 28, 2012 California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed two UCSF faculty members to a state committee that identifies chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity.

Researchers Identify Protein Key in Proliferation of Lymphoma Cells

November 27, 2012 A team of researchers from UCSF and the University of Pennsylvania has uncovered how a normal biological mechanism called the “unfolded protein response,” goes awry in human lymphoma – work that may lead to the development of specific drugs to fight different forms of cancer.

UCSF Police Issue Hazardous Weather Warning

November 27, 2012 The National Weather Service has issued a "Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Warning" for the San Francisco Bay Area beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28 and through the weekend.

Background on UCSF's Animal Research Program

November 27, 2012 The University takes very seriously the care and use of the animals it studies, beginning with ensuring that as few animals as possible are used in research, UCSF leaders say.

Alcohol Drinking Behavior Reduced By Inhibiting Brain Protein in Rodents

November 26, 2012 Decreasing the level of a key brain protein led to significantly less drinking and alcohol-seeking behavior in rats and mice that had been trained to drink, according to a study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UCSF.

Improving Health By Our Own Devices

November 26, 2012 Five UCSF scientists — bioengineers Tejal Desai and Shuvo Roy, MD/PhD candidate Mozziyar Etemadi, microbiologist Joe DeRisi, and physician/surgeon Michael Harrison — trace their path toward five inventions that are changing the face of medicine in a story featured in the new UCSF Magazine.

Massive Genomics Project Answers Questions, Poses New Ones in Health, Genetics and Aging

November 21, 2012 People with the shortest telomeres really do have a date with the Grim Reaper, according to new data coming out of the largest and most diverse genomics, health and longevity project in the nation.

Gender Differences in PTSD Risk May Be Due to Heightened Fear Conditioning in Women

November 19, 2012 Women exposed to trauma may be at greater risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder because of a heightened fear response, according to a new study.

Cigarette Pack Health Warning Labels in US Lag Behind World

November 16, 2012 A new UCSF study shows the evolution of stricter labeling laws country by country has proceeded in fits and starts, thanks largely to efforts by the tobacco industry to block their spread around the world.

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.

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