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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
Over half of all Alzheimer’s disease cases could potentially be prevented through lifestyle changes and treatment or prevention of chronic medical conditions, according to a study led by Deborah Barnes, PhD, a mental health researcher at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
July 19, 2011
The UCSF team showed its spirit in the 25th Annual AIDS Walk San Francisco, which drew more than 25,000 walkers and raised more than $3 million to benefit HIV/AIDS programs and services in the Bay Area.
July 19, 2011
New mothers who practice expressing their breast milk by hand during the first days following their child’s birth are more likely to still be nursing two months later than mothers who use an electric breast pump, according to findings from a new study led by researchers at UCSF.
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.
July 18, 2011
Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes the scientific goals and functions of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a proposed new entity of the NIH that will strive to reengineer the process of developing drugs, diagnostics, and devices. 

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