Cultural pressure to bear male offspring leads some immigrant Indian women in the United States to use reproductive technology to select sons or abort female fetuses, steps that are illegal in India, according to a UCSF study.
May 20, 2011
May 19, 2011
Individuals who are treated for cancer during childhood have a significantly higher risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) complications — from mild to severe — later in life, according to a study led by UCSF.
May 18, 2011
Targeting a protein that leukemia cells use to stay alive may be the key to fighting drug-resistant leukemia, a discovery that may make cancer drugs more powerful and help doctors formulate drug cocktails to cure more children of leukemia, a team led by UCSF researchers reports.
May 17, 2011
UCSF's inter-school research day is "part of the growing recognition of the importance of interprofessional team learning and research which is key to the translational medicine of the future,” according to Joel Palefsky, who is credited with organizing the event showcasing research from fellows, residents and students from all four professional schools.
May 16, 2011
UCSF leaders gathered May 11 to acknowledge the impact the earthquake, tsunami and ongoing nuclear crisis has had on people in Japan and to show support of visiting Japanese students and scholars.
May 13, 2011
The campus community is invited to hear about the past, present and future of UCSF's role in combatting HIV/AIDS during a forum on May 17 to mark 30 years of AIDS and the official kick off the University's participation in the 25th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco.
May 11, 2011
As the leading health science campus for the UC system, UCSF is uniquely positioned to offer a new master’s degree program in biomedical imaging, which has greatly progressed in the last decade, increasing the speed and quality of imaging and driving a greater need for advanced education.
May 11, 2011
Each of the deans of graduate education for the 10 UC campuses sent two students who have recently completed work on their doctoral degrees to the state capitol, where lawmakers are embroiled in painful decision-making to address state budget shortfalls.
May 06, 2011
Three UCSF scientists have received grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance their investigations of treatment strategies for degenerative muscle diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, and heart disease, and to determine why human embryonic stem cells are susceptible to forming tumors.
May 06, 2011
The ongoing controversy surrounding the safety of using TASER® electrical stun guns took a new turn today when a team of cardiologists at the University of California, San Francisco announced findings suggesting that much of the current TASER®-related safety research may be biased due to ties to the devices’ manufacturer, TASER International, Inc.