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February 04, 2005
"Beginning a new era at UCSF," faculty and staff gathered this week to officially start the program planning process for clinical facilities at Mission Bay
February 03, 2005
MIT geology professor John Grotzinger is the speaker and cellist Mark Summer and pianist Alan Yavnai are the performers for the Annual Gordon Tomkins Lecture and Concert on Friday, Feb. 11, 3 to 5 p.m., at the UCSF Mission Bay campus.
February 03, 2005
For those who have trouble falling asleep, listening to music may do the trick, suggests a study by researchers from Taiwan's Tzu Chi University. They studied sleep patterns of 60 people aged between 60 and 83 who had difficulty sleeping and found those who listened to relaxing music for 45 minutes at bedtime experienced physical changes that aided restful sleep, such as lower heart and respiratory rates. The study appears in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
February 02, 2005
Treatment for primary malignant brain tumors varies greatly among academic and community centers and can be in conflict with accepted guidelines of care, according to a new study.
February 02, 2005
Pain tolerance comes with age, suggest researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida. They studied 5,823 adults and found those under age 50 appeared less able to cope with chronic pain and to be more prone to depression associated with chronic pain than those over 50. The study was published in the journal Pain Medicine.
February 01, 2005
Donna Ferriero, professor of neurology and pediatrics, has been appointed vice dean for academic affairs in the School of Medicine.
February 01, 2005
Researchers, fellows, residents and junior faculty with outstanding ideas who want to join the fight against prostate cancer may apply for $30,000 to $75,000 in funding from the Developmental Research Program.
February 01, 2005
Aerobic exercise alone may help ease depression, suggests a University of Texas study. Researchers studied a group of adults, ages 20 to 45, and found that 30-minute aerobic exercise sessions three to five times a week reduced depressive symptoms by nearly 50%. The effect from exercise is similar to what some may find with antidepressant medications, they said. The study appeared in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
January 31, 2005
Sol Silverman, a specialist in detecting oral cancer, has been named the recipient of the 2005 School of Dentistry Faculty Researcher Lecturer Award.
January 31, 2005
Very few kids today would buy parents' stories of walking miles to school - in the snow. Even in the face of growing concerns about obesity and lack of exercise among kids, a Stanford study of eight urban and suburban elementary schools in Columbia, SC, found that a mere 5% of students walked or bicycled to or from school. Socioeconomic status, weather conditions or even time of day were not factors in the low rate. The study appears in the American Journal of Public Health.

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