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February 12, 2010
A month after the devastating earthquake struck Haiti, UCSF anesthesiologists report that more volunteers are needed to help earthquake survivors.
February 09, 2010
Scientists have determined that a new instrument known as PIB-PET is effective in detecting deposits of amyloid-beta protein plaques in the brains of living people, and that these deposits are predictive of who will develop Alzheimer’s disease.
February 09, 2010
Between 2002 and 2008, fewer than 10 percent of U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who were newly diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder received the recommended course of care for their condition at VA health facilities, according to a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.
February 04, 2010
The UCSF School of Dentistry will offer free cleanings, dental sealants and fluoride treatments as part of the citywide “Give Kids a Smile Day.” Each child will receive a free toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. UCSF faculty, volunteer dentists and dental students will provide free dental screenings to satisfy the Kindergarten/1st Grade Oral Health Assessment Bill requirements. Services will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the media are invited to attend from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
February 04, 2010
A landmark textbook focusing on lesbian health, based on extensive research and the clinical experience of its 46 chapter authors, is now available.
February 03, 2010
Douglas Bettcher, director of the World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative, will talk about reining in Big Tobacco during a symposium at UCSF on February 12.
February 03, 2010
UCSF researchers have identified an elusive molecular regulator that controls the ability of human sperm to reach and fertilize the egg, a finding that has implications on both treating male infertility and preventing pregnancy.
February 03, 2010
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann outlines a vision for faster development of better, cheaper drugs to fight cancer.
February 01, 2010
Matthew Springer, an associate professor of medicine at UCSF, is again conducting earthquake preparedness talks at several campus locations beginning today (February 1.)
January 29, 2010
A UCSF analysis of published studies on the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and smoking indicates that smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for the disease.

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