The UCSF Department of Dermatology, in partnership with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Chinatown Public Health Clinic, will offer free skin cancer screenings in Chinatown to mark National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
May 06, 2011
The ongoing controversy surrounding the safety of using TASER® electrical stun guns took a new turn today when a team of cardiologists at the University of California, San Francisco announced findings suggesting that much of the current TASER®-related safety research may be biased due to ties to the devices’ manufacturer, TASER International, Inc.
May 04, 2011
Blending state-of-the art technology and cutting-edge design, UCSF’s new cardiovascular research building at Mission Bay integrates basic and clinical research to address important questions in cardiovascular biology and disease.
May 03, 2011
Alexander D. Johnson, PhD, and Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, have been elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for their excellence in original scientific research.
May 03, 2011
Sugar is a poison, and conventional thinking about the role of hormones in metabolism is wrong, according to UCSF pediatrician Robert Lustig. His work is gaining attention in the mainstream media.
April 29, 2011
The U.S. Federal Court of Appeals has overturned an August 2010 ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, paving the way for broader exploration of how stem cells function and how they can be harnessed to treat a wide range of currently incurable diseases.
April 28, 2011
A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco may have uncovered a new wrinkle in the genetic code – an entirely unrecognized way our bodies regulate how genes are expressed in different tissues throughout life.
April 27, 2011
UCSF Medical Center is implementing a new electronic health record system that enables patients to quickly access their medical information, such as prescriptions and lab test results, and empowers them to help manage their health care.
April 26, 2011
Men and women had starkly different immune system responses to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, with men showing no response and women showing a strong response, in two studies by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
April 25, 2011
More than 100 teenagers filled UCSF’s Moffitt Café on April 15 for the first-ever UCSF patient prom – the only hospital prom for teens in the San Francisco Bay Area.