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July 03, 2008
The most deadly skin cancer, called melanoma, is on the rise. Clearly, dermatologists and other medical specialists need to be able to distinguish a mole from a melanoma. But now, it is also clear that there are important differences among melanomas. Melanomas are already being grouped into types. However, the conventional classification of melanomas provides little or no information on prognosis or how to treat.
July 03, 2008
The most deadly skin cancer, called melanoma, is on the rise. Clearly, dermatologists and other medical specialists need to be able to distinguish a mole from a melanoma. But now, it is also clear that there are important differences among melanomas. Melanomas are already being grouped into types. However, the conventional classification of melanomas provides little or no information on prognosis or how to treat.
July 03, 2008
Two new wireless telephone laws went into effect on July 1 regarding the use of cell phones while operating a motor vehicle. The new California Vehicle Code (CVC) sections are 23123 CVC, “Motorist 18 and Over May Use a Hands-free Device While Operating a Motor Vehicle,” and 23124 CVC, “Drivers Under the Age of 18 May Not Use a Wireless Telephone or Hands-free Device While Operating a Motor Vehicle.”
July 01, 2008
UCSF research fellow Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, has received the 2008 Melvin Grumbach Award for Pediatric Research for his work on measuring the physical properties of acute leukemia cells. Acute leukemia is the most common of all childhood cancers. Lam, who simultaneously completed his clinical fellowship and a bioengineering PhD, uses cutting-edge nanoscience methods to study a life-threatening complication called leukostasis that causes stroke-like symptoms and lung failure in leukemia patients.
July 01, 2008
Behavioral HIV prevention interventions targeting heterosexual African Americans that are proven to work require several key characteristics, according to UCSF researchers. “Peer education, skills training and cultural tailoring were critical factors we found in interventions that reduced HIV risk behaviors and led to lower rates of sexually transmitted infections,” said the study’s lead author, Lynae Darbes, PhD, assistant adjunct professor of medicine at UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and Global Health Sciences.
July 01, 2008
Every time I discover a flourishing science website, I am encouraged that the audience and appetite for science and science news are stable and growing...
June 30, 2008
UCSF has a long tradition of top-notch graduate programs in the basic biological sciences and, in recent decades, has built one of the best clinical research programs in the country. With its preeminence in these disciplines, UCSF is poised to be at the forefront of the emerging field of molecular medicine, an interdisciplinary field where the best of basic science is applied to disease-related problems.
June 27, 2008
Anatol Kreitzer might have uncovered a new treatment mechanism for Parkinson's disease...
June 26, 2008
The University of California (UC) libraries have launched a pilot version of a replacement for the current Melvyl Catalog, which contains records for holdings at all 10 UC campuses. UCSF library users are encouraged to test the pilot, called Melvyl@UCSF, and to offer feedback on how well it meets their needs. The UCSF version is available.
June 25, 2008
If you have missed the latest scientific report about structural differences in the brains of gay men and women, you have missed what could be the first salvo in a new public debate on hormones.

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