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March 29, 2011
UCSF Medical Center is the best hospital in the San Francisco-Oakland area according to U.S. News & World Report's first-ever best hospitals metro area rankings.
March 28, 2011
Calculations by researchers at UCSF and the University of California, Berkeley estimate that the cancer risk associated with one type of airport security scanners is low based on the amount of radiation these devices emit, as long as they are operated and function correctly.
March 24, 2011
Neuroscientists and engineers at UCSF and UC Berkeley have joined forces to help pioneer a new frontier of brain repair – the development of devices that would allow patients with such conditions as stroke and spinal cord injury to control prosthetics through thoughts alone.
March 23, 2011
Researchers exploring human metabolism at UCSF have uncovered a handful of chemical compounds that regulate fat storage in worms, offering a new tool for understanding obesity and finding future treatments for diseases associated with obesity.
March 21, 2011
The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Enloe Medical Center in Chico have joined forces, forming an affiliation of cancer programs to enhance patient care and improve access to top level medical experts.
March 21, 2011
Keith Yamamoto, a long-time leader of the medical school's research enterprise and a key player in shaping national science policy, has been named vice chancellor for research at UCSF.
March 10, 2011
A team of scientists at UCSF has developed a new model for how inherited genes contribute to a common but untreatable and incurable neurodegenerative disease.
March 08, 2011
Implanting electrodes into a pea-sized part of the brain can dramatically improve life for people with severe cervical dystonia – a rare but extremely debilitating condition.
March 01, 2011
Scientists at the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute have discovered how a change in growth hormone activity in mice leads to fatty liver disease, a condition whose human counterpart is of rising concern worldwide.
March 01, 2011
A multinational study has identified a key gene mutation responsible for type 2 diabetes, a finding that could lead to developing a predictive test for the disease, identifying which current medications work best and driving pharmaceutical research to find new therapies.

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