New technologies and techniques continue to accelerate the pace of discovery in human genetics research, a fact made clear by scientists who spoke about their searches for important mutations, gene variants and answers to basic biological questions at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics’ fifth-anniversary symposium on Oct. 28.
November 02, 2010
October 25, 2010
Heavy cell-phone use over many years may threaten one’s health, according to well-known environmental activist, cancer epidemiologist, and author Devra Davis, MPH, PhD, who spoke recently at a seminar on the UCSF Parnassus campus.
October 20, 2010
UCSF launched a sustainability website featuring efforts and activities underway to make the UCSF campus and medical center more environmentally friendly.
August 20, 2010
UCSF environmental health specialist Gina Solomon is calling for improved scientific study of and publicly available and robust data about the health hazards posed by the BP oil disaster.
August 16, 2010
The oil spill along the United States Gulf Coast poses health risks to volunteers, fishermen, clean-up workers and members of coastal communities, according to a new commentary by UCSF researchers who spent time in the region and are among the first to look into health problems caused by the oil spill. The good news, the authors say, is that one of the risk factors, coastal air quality, is improving now that the oil leak has been stopped.
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 23, 2010
Members of the community can offer ideas ranging from how to improve patient care to how to incorporate green practices through a new website by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
June 04, 2010
UCSF Medical Center recently received an award for implementing outstanding environmental innovation practices into its operations.
May 06, 2010
The UCSF community is invited to learn about ways to protect the planet and live a healthier life during Earth Fest and Bike to Work Day on May 13.
April 28, 2010
Scientists are reporting what they say is compelling evidence that some powerful non-heritable, environmental factor likely plays a key role in the development of multiple sclerosis.