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February 07, 2005
More people are killed in road accidents in the US on July 4th than on any other day of the year, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. On average 117 people died every day on US roads between 1986-2002. More road deaths occurred in summer and autumn than during the other seasons. But New Year's Day had the most pedestrian deaths and the fifth-largest number of daily deaths. Saturday was the worst day for road deaths and between 5-6 in the afternoon was the peak time. The study appeared in the journal Injury Prevention.
February 04, 2005
Young motorists who yak on cell phones drive like old folks. A University of Utah study showed that when 18- to 25-year-olds were placed in a driving simulator and talked on a cellular phone, they reacted to brake lights from a car in front of them as slowly as 65- to 74-year-olds who were not using a cell phone. Drivers who talked on cell phones - regardless of whether they were young or old - were 18% slower in hitting their brakes. The study was published in the journal Human Factors.
February 04, 2005
A research symposium featuring the work of some of the top undergraduates in the UC system, will be hosted by UCSF, March 5 and 6, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near San Francisco International Airport.
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.

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