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May 01, 2012
In a study of patients 65 and older with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), younger patients were more likely to receive treatment than older patients, regardless of overall health and prognosis.
May 01, 2012
UCSF neurologist Louis Ptacek, MD, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), for his research on the biology and genetics of several human diseases and disorders -- from epilepsy and migraine to sleep disorders and jet lag.
April 30, 2012
Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann received a standing ovation on April 19 after sharing a heart-felt story about her life and lessons learned to students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered to hear what was billed as UCSF's inaugural “Last Lecture.”
April 29, 2012
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have determined how specific circuitry in the brain controls not only body movement, but also motivation and learning, providing new insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease — and psychiatric disorders such as addiction and depression.
April 27, 2012
When Christina Allen, MD, was a small child growing up in Connecticut, the word taekwondo was as foreign to her as the country of its origin. Some 40 years later, Allen is the team physician for the U.S. Olympics Taekwondo Team and will accompany them to the 2012 London Olympics this summer.
April 27, 2012
More than 100 teenagers filled UCSF’s Moffitt Café on April 20 for the second annual UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital prom – the only hospital prom for teens in the San Francisco Bay Area.
April 26, 2012
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have unraveled a process by which depletion of a specific protein in the brain contributes to the memory problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease. These findings provide insights into the disease’s development and may lead to new therapies that could benefit the millions of people worldwide.
April 26, 2012
In a groundbreaking study published last year, scientists reported that effective treatment with HIV medications not only restores health and prolongs life in many HIV-infected patients, but also curtails transmission to sexual partners up to ninety-seven percent.
April 26, 2012
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay’s design and construction team has received an international award honoring the many innovative approaches being used to create the world-class hospital complex in San Francisco.
April 26, 2012
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann announced a four-year $100 million fund-raising initiative during her April 24 speech marking the beginning of commencement season at the University.

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