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June 16, 2011
A June 23rd NCIRE news conference about growing evidence that post-traumatic stress disorder takes a physical toll.
June 16, 2011
UCSF researchers have designed a model filtration system that could offer a new approach to treating patients suffering from end-stage renal disease, potentially removing the need for a clinic-based dialysis process altogether.
June 16, 2011
The public is invited to attend a community health fair on June 18, offering opportunities to interact with representatives from many of the great programs and services at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and featuring presentations about health, live music and neighborhood food.
June 16, 2011
For doctors confronting the AIDS epidemic, past ambitions always boiled down to two main goals: prevention, or finding ways to protect people not yet exposed to HIV, through vaccines, safe sex education or other means; and treatment, or discovering effective drugs and providing them to people with HIV/AIDS, helping them live longer.
June 15, 2011
A new study by UCSF’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Service seeks to discover for the first time the true causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD), why it is more prevalent in some demographic populations, and whether it is too often inaccurately cited as a cause of death.
June 15, 2011
UCSF’s Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD, has received the 2011 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Stem Cell Research, for his pioneering research on the role of molecular tools known as microRNAs in embryonic stem cells and cancer.
June 15, 2011
In a bold demonstration of support for the many children with cancer they have treated over the years, several UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital doctors, as well as hospital staff and community members, had their heads shaved bald to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. 
June 14, 2011
Elena Portacalone, a UCSF PhD candidate in Medical Sociology, has dedicated hours to interviewing elderly residents as part of her ethnographic fieldwork to learn more about the living conditions and quality of life this often neglected – but growing – segment of society.
June 13, 2011
Heart attack patients die at a higher rate when their nearest emergency room is so overtaxed that the ambulance transporting them is dispatched to another hospital, according to a new study led by scientists at UCSF.
June 10, 2011
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who visited a VA integrated care clinic were much more likely to undergo initial mental health and social work evaluations than veterans who visited a standard VA primary care clinic, according to a study led by a San Francisco VA Medical Center researcher.

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