Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, influenza, and SARS, are the main causes of illness and death in the developing world. Poverty and the lack of an organized system of medical care are strong contributing factors.
December 17, 2004
December 17, 2004
Leading health care experts will offer new information and insights about some of the most important health policy issues facing our society in a new six-week community education course beginning Tuesday, February 8, 2005, as part of the UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).
December 15, 2004
A study by researchers at the UCSF School of Nursing has found that women who have less sleep or severely disrupted sleep in late pregnancy are significantly more likely to have longer labors and are more likely to have cesarean births.
December 14, 2004
Drunken fruit flies have led to the discovery that insulin may determine susceptibility to alcohol. If confirmed in humans -- and the two species share about two-thirds of their genes -- the finding suggests a promising way to treat alcoholism using drugs that control insulin activity.
December 13, 2004
December 10, 2004
UCSF scientists have found that the brains of rats can be trained to learn an alternate way of processing changes in the loudness of sound.
December 09, 2004
An appropriation of $500,000 from Congress will help fund capital costs for the Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF Children's Hospital.
December 07, 2004
After a quarter century of life sciences research, the J. David Gladstone Institutes dedicated on Monday its new state-of-the-art building, the first non-residential neighbor to UCSF Mission Bay.
December 06, 2004
The J. David Gladstone Institutes, celebrating its 25th anniversary of scientific collaboration and achievement, will dedicate its new six-story biomedical research building in Mission Bay today.
December 02, 2004
Dedication ceremony for $76 million research building adjacent to the UCSF Mission Bay campus.