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UCSF's Berger to Join NFL Committee on Concussions

March 17, 2010 Mitch Berger, chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF, has been named to the NFL’s newly renamed committee on head, neck and spine medical committee.

Chancellor to Present Advancement of Women Award on March 22

March 17, 2010 The UCSF community is invited to celebrate the recognition of a graduate student, faculty and staff member who will receive the Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women at a ceremony on March 22.

Flame Retardants, PCBs & Pesticides Found in Blood of Young Girls

March 17, 2010 Banned chemicals -- present in amounts higher than levels found in recent years in US adults -- are turning up in the blood of young girls being studied in California and Ohio. Robert Hiatt

Blocking cancer in its path: New cellular defect discovered

March 16, 2010 UCSF researchers have discovered that a key cellular defect that disturbs the production of proteins in human cells can lead to cancer susceptibility. The scientists also found that a new generation of inhibitory drugs offers promise in correcting this defect.

UCSF Prepares for Opening Fourth Street to Traffic at Mission Bay

March 15, 2010 The City and County of San Francisco plans to open Fourth Street to traffic at the UCSF Mission Bay campus on March 19.

Nursing School Well Prepared for Future, Dean Says in Final State of School Address

March 12, 2010 Dean Kathy Dracup says the school is preparing to respond to ongoing budget challenges by taking a number of actions, including raising student/professional fees, boosting philanthropic support and prioritizing new initiatives.

UCSF Lecture on Sugar & Obesity Goes Viral as Experts Confront Health Crisis

March 11, 2010 People are paying close attention to pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig’s message that the obesity epidemic can be blamed on a marked increase in the consumption of a type of sugar called fructose.

Pancreatic cancer study reveals mechanism initiating disease, in mice

March 11, 2010 UCSF scientists have discovered how a mutated gene known as Kras is able to hijack mouse cells damaged by acute pancreatitis, putting them on the path to becoming pancreatic cancer cells.

Spring Dance Event to Benefit UCSF Brain Tumor Center

March 10, 2010 The UCSF community is invited on March 20 and 21 to “Spring Dance Inspiration,” a two-night performance by an international group of dancers, to benefit the UCSF Brain Tumor Center.

Students to Host Third Annual Spring Art Show

March 09, 2010 The campus community can see the fruits of student talent at the third annual spring art show on March 11.

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.

Dean Koda-Kimble to Receive Pharmacy Profession's Highest Honor

March 08, 2010 Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, “a major force in shaping, advocating and expanding clinical pharmacy practice in the U.S. and around the world,” will receive the highest honor from the American Pharmacists Association.

Promise of "Pluripotent" Stem Cells from Adult Tissue Is Questioned

March 08, 2010 Stem cells derived from adult tissues differ from embryonic stem cells, researchers find.

Ritalin boosts learning by increasing brain plasticity

March 08, 2010 Doctors treat millions of children with Ritalin every year to improve their ability to focus on tasks, but scientists now report that Ritalin also directly enhances the speed of learning.

UC Mandates Ethical Values and Conduct Training

March 05, 2010 The University of California is requiring all employees to receive ethical values and conduct training by Dec. 31, 2010.

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