Ob-gyns are uniquely positioned to play a major role in reducing the effects of toxic chemicals on women and babies, according to an analysis led by UCSF researchers.
August 12, 2011
UC scientists explain radiation risks from everyday background radiation, medical imaging and nuclear power plant accidents in the aftermath of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
July 05, 2011
A rigorous study of nearly 400 twins has shown that environmental factors have been underestimated, and genetics overestimated, for their roles in autism-spectrum disorders.
June 20, 2011
UCSF family practice nurse Lisa Thompson is calling attention to the dangers of rustic stoves – which use biomass fuels such as wood, coal, animal dung and crop residue – and result in harmful pollutants adversely affecting people in developing countries.
January 14, 2011
Tracey Woodruff, director of the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, offers tips on how to avoid everyday toxins in our environment.
January 12, 2011
Noah Hawthorne, a second-year medical student at UCSF, won first place in a student photography contest for his photo titled “Celestial Patriarch.”
December 15, 2010
A small-scale University of California, San Francisco-led study has identified the first evidence in humans that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may compromise the quality of a woman’s eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization (IVF).
December 15, 2010
Weight gain and environmental pollutants might be linked, an award-winning worm researcher suggests.
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.”
November 18, 2010
A new report documents UCSF’s actions to involve the community to develop forest management goals for the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve and includes a plan for their implementation.