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July 10, 2014
Twitter and other social media should be better utilized to convey public health messages, especially to young adults, according to a new analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco.
May 15, 2014
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, MPP, the President of the Institute of Medicine, will come to UCSF for a yearlong appointment as a Presidential Chair beginning in September.
May 07, 2014
Screening for cervical cancer has become more complex in the last few years, leaving physicians and patients in a quandary: do they test with the traditional Pap smear or do they add a test for human papilloma virus? UCSF ob/gyn Karen Smith-McCune, MD, PhD, weighs in.
February 05, 2014
CVS Caremark, the nation’s largest pharmacy health care company, and UCSF's Steven Schroeder say selling tobacco products is “clearly antithetical” to the role of pharmacies.
May 03, 2013
The tick-borne Lone Star virus has been conclusively identified as part of a family of other tick-borne viruses called bunyaviruses, which often cause fever, respiratory problems and bleeding, according to new research led by scientists at UC San Francisco (UCSF).
March 05, 2013
A UCSF team has developed a tool that can help determine – and perhaps influence – senior citizens’ 10-year survivability rates by assessing their health risks.
February 12, 2013
Stem cells of the aging bone marrow recycle their own molecules to survive and keep replenishing the blood and immune systems as the body ages, UCSF researchers have discovered.
February 06, 2013
Mothers who are exposed to particulate air pollution of the type emitted by vehicles, urban heating and coal power plants are significantly more likely to bear children of low birth weight, according to a UCSF-led international study.
December 06, 2012
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, which is affiliated with UCSF, are recommending a shift in efforts to treat Alzheimer’s disease by developing drugs that target the apoE4 protein, which has long been associated with an increased risk for the disease.
November 16, 2012
A preliminary UCSF study suggests a possible link between mind wandering and aging, by looking at a biological measure of longevity.

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