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Media Advisory: Young UCSF Patients Rethink Hospital Gowns in Art Therapy Program

November 15, 2011 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is holding its 2nd annual Art Day featuring a red carpet fashion show featuring hospital gowns completely redesigned by young hospital patients, some of whom will be on hand to talk with news media about their work.

Pre-Term Babies' Exposure to Steroids Associated with Impaired Brain Growth

October 19, 2011 Premature infants exposed after birth to drugs known as glucocorticoids are at increased risk for having impaired growth of the cerebellum, according to findings from a new UCSF-led study. The cerebellum is a region of the brain associated with balance, motor learning, language and behavior.

Media Advisory: Swim Across America to Raise Funds for UCSF Child Cancer Care

September 22, 2011 Olympians and swimming enthusiasts will take part in Swim Across America’s (SAA) sixth annual San Francisco Bay Area Open Water Swim.

Media Advisory: UCSF Picnic to Honor Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

September 09, 2011 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital will celebrate children who have had bone marrow transplants and their families at the third pediatric bone marrow transplant picnic on September 10.

Barry Bonds Pays Surprise Visit to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

June 24, 2011 San Francisco Giants home run king Barry Bonds paid a surprise visit to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, where he talked with patients, families and hospital staff in the Barry Bonds Family Foundation Playroom before visiting one-on-one with several kids in their hospital rooms on June 23.

Media Advisory: UCSF Doctors to Participate in Head-Shaving Cancer Fundraiser

June 06, 2011 In a bold demonstration of support for children fighting cancer, several UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital doctors and staff will have their heads shaved bald at a special event to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.

UCSF Studies Examine Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns for Children

May 25, 2011 Two new studies led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have found some antibiotics may be overused for children with asthma and urinary tract infections.

Childhood Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Future GI Complications

May 19, 2011 Individuals who are treated for cancer during childhood have a significantly higher risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) complications — from mild to severe — later in life, according to a study led by UCSF.

UCSF Team Discovers Key to Fighting Drug-Resistant Leukemia

May 18, 2011 Targeting a protein that leukemia cells use to stay alive may be the key to fighting drug-resistant leukemia, a discovery that may make cancer drugs more powerful and help doctors formulate drug cocktails to cure more children of leukemia, a team led by UCSF researchers reports.

Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida More Effective Than Operating After Birth

February 09, 2011 Babies who undergo fetal surgery — pioneered at UCSF 30 years ago — to repair spina bifida while still in the womb develop better than babies who have corrective surgery after birth, according to findings from a UCSF-led trial.

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.

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.

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.

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