A long-held vision came into view Monday as UCSF neuroscientists and clinical researchers shared their ambitious plans to attack debilitating neurological diseases through innovative collaborations.
April 28, 2010
For the first time, scientists have discovered a way to predict whether women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) – the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer – are at risk of developing more invasive tumors in later years.
April 27, 2010
UCSF Children’s Hospital and UCSF Medical Center have partnered with Skype to help connect hospital inpatients with family members and friends who are unable to visit in person. The innovative new collaboration is the first such partnership between Skype and a hospital.
April 23, 2010
Members of the UCSF community are hailing the recent presidential memorandum requiring that hospitals participating in Medicare or Medicaid “may not deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.”
April 19, 2010
Noxious and downright painful stimuli are a given in every life, but they also often provide useful warnings to get out of harm’s way.
April 14, 2010
To be a truly comprehensive and successful anti-obesity program, First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign must include interventions that target pregnant women, infants, and pre-school-age children, UCSF experts say.
April 09, 2010
A new report by the Institute of Medicine has found that military service in the Persian Gulf War is a cause of post-traumatic stress disorder in some veterans.
April 08, 2010
As a public service to the local business community, the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center has launched a program offering free, one-hour diabetes group instruction to employees.
April 05, 2010
UCSF and SEEK Development, a global health and development consulting group based in Berlin, Germany, have launched an international partnership that aims to improve global health by helping to turn scientific evidence into policy and action. The Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, or E2Pi, officially launches this week in San Francisco and Berlin, Germany.
March 31, 2010
Red Hill Studios, a California-based serious games developer, in partnership with the UCSF School of Nursing, has been awarded two grants totaling $1.1 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue development, production and testing of computer-based physical therapy games for patients with Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy.