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June 27, 2010
The cause of diabetes during pregnancy is directly controlled by serotonin, a chemical produced by the body and normally known as a neurotransmitter, and is influenced by the amount of protein in the mother’s diet early in pregnancy, according to new findings of an international team led by researchers at UCSF.
June 24, 2010
The oil spill crisis in the Gulf Coast underscores the importance of implementing effective regulation through a proactive strategy to protect public health, according to UCSF’s Paul Blanc, the author of a re-released book.
June 18, 2010
Julene Johnson is headed for Finland and Kari Radoff is going to Nicaragua as part of the J. William Fulbright Program.
June 18, 2010
UCSF's GYN Surgical Oncology practice recently received an award for outstanding achievements in the advancement of the care of cancer patients.
June 17, 2010
The Veterans Health Research Institute or NCIRE will present “The Brain at War: Neurocognitive Consequences of Combat” today (June 17).
June 16, 2010
James McKerrow, leader of the Sandler Center for Drug Discovery at UCSF, was honored with the 2009 Mendel Medal for his work identifying the vulnerabilities of disease-causing parasites and for devising new strategies to fight them.
June 15, 2010
Matthias Hebrok – one of the world's foremost experts on pancreatic development – has been appointed director of the UCSF Diabetes Center and Metabolic Research Unit.
June 15, 2010
A UCSF study examining the oral health of rural Hispanic families found that untreated tooth decay in mothers almost doubled the odds of tooth decay in children.
June 14, 2010
Thanks to the generosity of Connie Frank, patients will feel that sense of comfort when the Connie Frank Transplant Center at UCSF opens its doors on today (June 14) at the Parnassus campus.
June 11, 2010
It is well-known that vitamin D is essential for strong and healthy bones. However, in an article in the online “In Press” section of “Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism,” a San Francisco VA Medical Center physician reviews recent scientific literature suggesting that the vitamin may also play a role in preventing cancer, fighting infection, and controlling or preventing auto-immune disease.

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