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September 24, 2014
A clinical trial led by UC San Francisco has found that when pregnant women are educated about their choices on prenatal genetic testing, the number of tests actually drops, even when the tests are offered with no out-of-pocket costs.
September 15, 2014
UCSF researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges.
September 14, 2014
Juliana's Journey Foundation - established in honor of two-and-a-half-year-old Juliana Peña, who passed away in 2012 from brain cancer - recently gave $15,000 to UCSF's Kate Matthay, MD, to develop treatments for neuroblastoma.
September 02, 2014
UCSF pediatric transplant recipients and donors celebrate and share experiences at the 19th Annual Chris Mudge UCSF Pediatric Transplant Picnic.
August 27, 2014
Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this might be due at least in part to a depletion of specific types of immune cells.
August 20, 2014
A new study suggests that colds and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children.
August 19, 2014
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a potentially life-threatening, but treatable, disorder affecting infants, is twice as common as previously believed, according to a new study that is the first to examine the national impact of this newborn screening test.
August 05, 2014
According to a new commentary, it’s important for pediatricians to balance their roles as social advocates with the need to provide the most accurate medical information when counseling women on the benefits of breastfeeding.
July 30, 2014
Researchers at UCSF have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.
July 25, 2014
Naomi Schapiro was awarded a three-year Advanced Nursing Education Grant to fund interprofessional training of students and graduate trainees in the collaborative care of children with mental health conditions and obesity in Alameda County.

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