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December 13, 2010
UCSF researchers have identified an existing medication that restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health as people age.
December 07, 2010
David Vlahov, who has been named the new dean of the century-old UCSF School of Nursing, “brings an exciting combination of community-based research and intervention to UCSF.”
December 06, 2010
Seven of UCSF’s health care experts will share their wisdom on Wednesday during the cloud computing conference known as Dreamforce 2010 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
December 06, 2010
The final report of the University of California Commission on the Future, convened last year to map out strategies to preserve excellence and access through the state fiscal crisis and beyond, was unveiled today (Dec. 6).
November 29, 2010
In a new UCSF study of more than 2 million mammogram screenings performed on nearly 700,000 women in the United States, scientists for the first time show a direct link between reduced hormone therapy and declines in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) as well as invasive breast cancer.
November 11, 2010
Friends, family members and colleagues will gather for a memorial service on Friday to honor Selna Kaplan, a professor of pediatrics at UCSF for nearly four decades.
November 10, 2010
Soft drink companies are well-positioned to help combat child malnutrition in developing countries because of their expanding business and extensive distribution routes.
November 04, 2010
Four UCSF scientists sent a letter last April to the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, expressing concern about the health risks of full body scanners being implemented at U.S. airports.
November 03, 2010
UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, and researcher Elissa Epel, PhD, are co-authors with UC Davis scientists of a paper showing that the positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater activity of the enzyme telomerase.
November 01, 2010
In the first study to look at the prevalence of pain experienced among older people during the last two years of life, researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center found that 46 percent of study participants suffered moderate to severe pain during their final four months of life.

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