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June 18, 2012
Loneliness can be especially debilitating to older adults and may predict serious health problems and even death, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
June 18, 2012
Gladstone Institutes Senior Investigator Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, a professor of anatomy at UCSF, has won the Millennium Technology Award Grand Prize, the world’s largest and most prominent technology award.
June 15, 2012
UCSF bioengineer Shuvo Roy, PhD, will be presenting an update on the status of the Implantable Artificial Kidney device during the 58th Annual Conference of The American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) in San Francisco.
June 15, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act this month. The following national experts at UCSF are available to discuss the potential impacts of health care reform:
June 15, 2012
The fundraising campaign to build the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay achieved a major milestone this month, surpassing the $400 million mark in philanthropic gifts. This brings the campaign more than two-thirds of the way to its $600 million goal.
June 15, 2012
A simple, inexpensive method for preventing type 2 diabetes that relies on calling people and educating them on the sort of lifestyle changes they could make to avoid developing the disease has proven effective in a study conducted by researchers at UCSF and the City of Berkeley Department of Public Health.
June 15, 2012
Vitamin D and calcium to prevent bone fractures in healthy, postmenopausal women does not work, at least at low supplemental doses, according to the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
June 14, 2012
Computed tomographic colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, administered without laxatives is as accurate as conventional colonoscopy in detecting clinically significant, potentially cancerous polyps, according to a study performed jointly at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, UCSF and Massachusetts General Hospital.
June 14, 2012
Electronic health records (EHRs) are used widely by California physicians, but many of their systems are not designed to meet new federal standards aimed at improving the quality of health care, according to a report from UCSF researchers.
June 14, 2012
Soaring numbers of older, sicker prisoners are causing an unprecedented health care challenge for the nation’s criminal justice system, according to a new UCSF report.

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