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.
April 11, 2011
The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) has entered into a collaboration with Deloitte to help the institute in its efforts to convert bioscience innovation into a driver for jobs, companies and improved health in California.
March 28, 2011
Calculations by researchers at UCSF and the University of California, Berkeley estimate that the cancer risk associated with one type of airport security scanners is low based on the amount of radiation these devices emit, as long as they are operated and function correctly.
March 21, 2011
Keith Yamamoto, a long-time leader of the medical school's research enterprise and a key player in shaping national science policy, has been named vice chancellor for research at UCSF.
March 14, 2011
UCSF Global Health Sciences and the UCSF Bixby Center Safe Motherhood Program welcome supermodel Christy Turlington Burns for the California premiere of No Woman, No Cry.
March 11, 2011
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has reaffirmed UCSF’s accreditation across all four schools and the Graduate Division, citing UCSF’s capacity to continue achieving its goals for student success into the future.
March 09, 2011
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital presents “100 Journals,” a performance piece exploring teens’ experiences with chronic illness and hospitalization.
March 07, 2011
UCSF has opened an automated hospital pharmacy believed to be the nation’s most comprehensive facility using robotic technology and electronics to prepare and track medications with the goal of improving patient safety.
March 01, 2011
More than 200 young women from 20 San Francisco-area high schools will attend a March 2 summit exploring issues that impact their health and goals -- including how to deal with stress, relationship violence, sexuality and birth control, and how to evolve into future leaders.
March 01, 2011
A multinational study has identified a key gene mutation responsible for type 2 diabetes, a finding that could lead to developing a predictive test for the disease, identifying which current medications work best and driving pharmaceutical research to find new therapies.