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April 21, 2011
Donna Ferriero, who is internationally recognized as an expert in the care of newborns and children with neurological disabilities, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
April 20, 2011
Three UCSF professors, in medicine, immunology and molecular pharmacology, are among 212 international leaders who have been elected as new members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).
April 19, 2011
Nobel laureate Peter Agre used his own career as an example to point to the international collaborations through which people from across the globe come together with a shared passion to work on scientific mysteries during his recent talk at the J. David Gladstone Institutes.
April 18, 2011
A seminal UCSF study is probing the biological processes affected by extremely low caloric intake in the first broad examination of the psychological profile of successful extreme dieters gauging how they differ from normal eaters and overeaters. WATCH VIDEO.
April 15, 2011
Recording people belting out an old Motown tune and then asking them to listen to their own singing without the accompanying music seems like an unusually cruel form of punishment. But for a team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley, this exact Karaoke experiment has revealed what part of the brain is essential for embarrassment.
April 15, 2011
Diabetes treatment standards for frail older adults should be more flexible than those for younger adults, focusing more on day-to-day quality of life and less on long-term results, according to a geriatrician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
April 15, 2011
Dozens of faculty, medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from UCSF presented their latest advances and discoveries in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery during international meetings in Honolulu and Denver.
April 15, 2011
A team of researchers at UCSF has developed a simple screening tool – a question – to identify people with HIV who have neurological complications related to their infections. 
April 15, 2011
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee toured San Francisco General Hospital, where UCSF physicians and allied health care professionals provide patient care services, including the City's only level one trauma center.
April 14, 2011
By asking a group of older adults to analyze videos of other people conversing -- some talking truthfully, some insincerely -- a group of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco has determined which areas of the brain govern a person's ability to detect sarcasm and lies.

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