The brains of adolescents who smoke as little as two cigarettes a day respond to images of smoking as do the brains of heavily addicted adult smokers: with pleasure.
July 24, 2012
When Ramon Birnbaum, PhD, came to UCSF three years ago to do his postdoctoral work on the role of genetic regulation in human disease in the lab of School of Pharmacy faculty member Nadav Ahituv, PhD, epilepsy was barely on his radar.
June 27, 2012
A professional drummer for more than 45 years, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and his band mates held a special performance for kids and their families at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
November 01, 2011
The UCSF “D’Vice Squad,” a group of innovators from across the Bay Area, has drawn from diverse disciplines over the last two years to develop medical devices for children.
October 21, 2011
Aging of individual cells in the body leads to aging of the whole person, according to new evidence from studies of very rare children born with a genetic mutation that wrinkles, ages and kills them before they reach adulthood.
September 22, 2011
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital’s Division of General Pediatrics has developed a large collection of pediatric clinical trials, which are now readily accessible via a new website that features the latest news and information on UCSF’s general clinical trials with children.
August 12, 2011
UC scientists explain radiation risks from everyday background radiation, medical imaging and nuclear power plant accidents in the aftermath of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
June 20, 2011
UCSF family practice nurse Lisa Thompson is calling attention to the dangers of rustic stoves – which use biomass fuels such as wood, coal, animal dung and crop residue – and result in harmful pollutants adversely affecting people in developing countries.
June 15, 2011
In a bold demonstration of support for the many children with cancer they have treated over the years, several UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital doctors, as well as hospital staff and community members, had their heads shaved bald to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.
May 23, 2011
Experts at UCSF and Caltech are pushing the boundaries of creative problem solving to address important clinical problems with the hope that the talent pool at both institutions, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, will advance health care innovation.