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April 19, 2012
For the first time, UCSF is hosting a campuswide alumni reunion this weekend that will unite all four professional schools (dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy) and the Graduate Division.
April 18, 2012
Half of young adult tobacco smokers also have smoked marijuana in the last 30 days, according to a recent Facebook-based survey conducted by UCSF researchers, indicating a greater prevalence of marijuana and tobacco co-use among smokers age 18-25 than previously reported.
April 18, 2012
The experience of killing in war was strongly associated with thoughts of suicide, in a study of Vietnam-era veterans led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.
April 18, 2012
Time magazine has named Gladstone and UCSF scientist Robert Grant, MD, MPH, to the 2012 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
April 17, 2012
A new UCSF Medical Center study finds that publicly reported “hospital readmission rates” often reflect problems like hospital-acquired infections or complications from surgery that may be misleading to patients.
April 17, 2012
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann spoke with The Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Marcus about her vision of a “new social contract” for patients participating in the health care system.
April 17, 2012
A new brain cancer vaccine tailored to individual patients by using material from their own tumors has proven effective in a multicenter phase 2 clinical trial at extending their lives by several months or longer. The patients suffered from recurrent glioblastoma multiform — which kills thousands of Americans every year.
April 13, 2012
One of the ultimate ways of understanding what impact any particular gene has in human health or disease is to disrupt it—knocking it down or wiping it out in a worm, fly or mouse and gauging what happens next.
April 13, 2012
A UCSF professor and medical student are working together to develop a mobile application that can rapidly identify pills based on color, shape, and imprint to provide  real-time identification of drugs in the field or emergency room.
April 11, 2012
In November 2011, a National Academy of Sciences committee issued a report calling for the creation of a “Google Maps”-like data network intended to revolutionize medical discovery, diagnosis and treatment. Today, the co-chair of that committee, UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is issuing a call-to-arms to patient advocates to help make that idea a reality.

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