Cultural pressure to bear male offspring leads some immigrant Indian women in the United States to use reproductive technology to select sons or abort female fetuses, steps that are illegal in India, according to a UCSF study.
May 20, 2011
May 17, 2011
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in nine specialties and is one of the top-ranked facilities in California, according to the new 2011-2012 Best Children’s Hospitals survey conducted by the U.S. News Media Group.
May 13, 2011
The campus community is invited to hear about the past, present and future of UCSF's role in combatting HIV/AIDS during a forum on May 17 to mark 30 years of AIDS and the official kick off the University's participation in the 25th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco.
May 06, 2011
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.