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April 29, 2014
Scientists studying brain diseases may need to look beyond nerve cells and start paying attention to the star-shaped cells known as “astrocytes,” because they play specialized roles in the development and maintenance of nerve circuits and may contribute to a wide range of disorders, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
April 25, 2014
A lecture about Magnetic Resonance Imaging and its new applications will occur on May 1. William G. Bradley, Jr., MD, PhD, professor and chair of UC San Diego’s Department of Radiology and an alumnus of UCSF, will return to campus as the 2014 Margulis Alumnus Lecturer.
April 25, 2014
An ancient form of meditation and exercise could help women who suffer from urinary incontinence, according to a new study from UC San Francisco.
April 25, 2014
A renowned molecular biologist and an internationally acclaimed global health leader from UC San Francisco have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
April 25, 2014
How successful has UCSF been in engaging its staff as they work to achieve the University’s mission and strategic plan? The Gallup organization aims to answer that in its survey of employees next week.
April 24, 2014
As we mark World Malaria Day this year, UCSF’s Global Health Group is celebrating the success of Namibia, where malaria case have dropped 98 percent over the past decade.
April 24, 2014
Premature birth is the leading cause of death for newborns, yet most of those lives can be saved. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals are launching a 10-year initiative to address this global problem.
April 21, 2014
Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.
April 18, 2014
New research from UCSF and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation has found that clients participating in a harm-reduction substance use treatment program, the Stonewall Project, decrease their use of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, and reduce their sexual risk behavior.
April 17, 2014
Nobel Prize winner Stanley Prusiner is closing in on better treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other brain diseases, and an unlikely new partnership will get him there faster.

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