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August 04, 2011
Mary Blegen, director of the Center for Patient Safety in the UCSF School of Nursing, describes the importance of interprofessional teamwork to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
August 03, 2011
A new and simple risk score may aid physicians in gauging the likelihood that a common drug will cause a hemorrhagic stroke or other major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation, potentially allowing wider but safer use of the effective drug.
August 03, 2011
Scientists have known for years that when vampire bats tear through an animal’s skin with their razor-sharp teeth, their noses guide them to the best spots – where a precise bite will strike a vein and spill forth nourishing blood. But nobody knew exactly how bats knew where to bite – until now.
August 01, 2011
A new collaboration has begun between the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula that will enhance patient care and access to clinical trials.
July 28, 2011
UCSF scientists are hailing a federal court ruling on Wednesday that dismissed a lawsuit that sought to ban the use of federal funds to study any lines of human embryonic stem cells.
July 21, 2011
The completion of a massive genotyping on a large and diverse population marks an unprecedented milestone in population-based genetics research and offers a unique and powerful resource to help answer research questions about aging, health and disease.
July 20, 2011
Two-thirds of people with severe and otherwise untreatable epilepsy were completely cured of their frequent seizures after undergoing neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, according to a new study that examined 143 of these patients two years after their operations.
July 20, 2011
UCSF bioengineer Tejal Desai builds medical implants – with parts as tiny as human cells – that may be used to treat diabetes, kidney failure and other diseases.
July 19, 2011
UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the 11th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2011-2012 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
July 19, 2011
Patients diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) had over twice the risk of developing dementia within seven years after diagnosis compared to those without TBI, in a study of more than 280,000 older veterans conducted by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

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