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.
May 24, 2012
Measuring bone age should be a standard practice of care for pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease, in order to properly interpret growth status and improve treatment, according to a new study from the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
May 22, 2012
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is holding its second “Art with a Heart” benefit art sale and auction, featuring a collection of art created by young hospital patients, some of whom will be on hand to talk with media about their work.
February 01, 2012
Sugar should be controlled like alcohol and tobacco to protect public health, according to a team of UCSF researchers, who maintain in a new report that sugar is fueling a global obesity pandemic, contributing to 35 million deaths annually worldwide.
December 29, 2011
The first San Francisco baby born in 2012 is always an exciting story to kick off the new year. If that baby is born at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, we will be coordinating with media in an effort to offer access to the family for interviews and photography.
December 20, 2011
Three UCSF researchers will be awarded the distinction of fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February 2012 for their scientific research in reproductive medicine, statistics and stem cells.
December 08, 2011
Adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa who receive treatment based on current recommendations for refeeding fail to gain significant weight during their first week in the hospital, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
November 15, 2011
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is holding its 2nd annual Art Day featuring a red carpet fashion show featuring hospital gowns completely redesigned by young hospital patients, some of whom will be on hand to talk with news media about their work.